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Toronto’s ninth-inning run ends Royals’ win streak

TORONTO – The Guelph Royals saw their Intercounty Baseball League win streak come to an end Sunday at Christie Pits when the Toronto Maple Leafs scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 4-3 victory.

The loss put an end to a seven-game winning streak for the Royals and came in their third game against the Leafs in a week.


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Reliever Brandon Beans took the loss. He took over from starter Claudio Custodio after Custodio’s first pitch of the ninth and 144th of the game was a ball. Deans issued three more balls to walk Greg Carrington. Connor Lewis put down a sacrifice bunt to move Carrington to second and Jose Vinicio singled to bring Carrington home and end the game.

Custodio pitched another gem, yielding three earned runs off seven hits and four walks. He struck out 18. It was his 10th consecutive game with double digits in strikeouts dating back to Aug. 27, 2017, when he was with the Barrie Baycats. He’s had at least 11 strikeouts in each of his nine outings with the Royals.

The Royals scored two runs in the fifth inning and one in the eighth while Toronto also had a run in the first and two in the sixth to go with their winning run in the ninth.

Five Toronto pitchers held the Royals to six singles – one each by Ethan Hammond, Malik Collymore, Darius Barlas, Jeff MacLeod, Dalton Pompey and Kyle Kush.

Catcher Kyle DeGrace made his debut with the Royals, but was held hitless in five at bats in the second spot in the lineup.

Dan Marra connected for three singles for Toronto while Vinicio had a double, single and two stolen bases. Jordan Castaldo, Johnathan Solazzo and Aidan McAskie each had a single.

Dylan Jacomber started and went five innings for the Leafs before Ryan Wells (two innings), Kyle Smyth (1/3 of an inning), Adam Marra (2/3 of an inning) and Chris Nagorski (one inning) took turns on the mound. Jacober gave up two earned runs off five hits and six walks and Smyth surrendered an earned run off a hit and two walks. Adam Marra also issued a walk. Jacober had four strikeouts while Wells and Adam Marra each had two and Smyth had one.

Nagorski, who had been with the Royals a decade ago, picked up the win.

London Majors (15-5) lead the league and they’re followed by the Welland Jackfish (15-6), Royals (13-8), Barrie Baycats (13-9), Toronto (12-9), Kitchener Panthers (7-13), Hamilton Cardinals (6-13) and Brantford Red Sox (0-18).

The Royals are to host Barrie Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Hastings Stadium.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal

Toronto’s ninth-inning run ends Royals’ win streak

TORONTO – The Guelph Royals saw their Intercounty Baseball League win streak come to an end Sunday at Christie Pits when the Toronto Maple Leafs scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 4-3 victory.

The loss put an end to a seven-game winning streak for the Royals and came in their third game against the Leafs in a week.


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Reliever Brandon Beans took the loss. He took over from starter Claudio Custodio after Custodio’s first pitch of the ninth and 144th of the game was a ball. Deans issued three more balls to walk Greg Carrington. Connor Lewis put down a sacrifice bunt to move Carrington to second and Jose Vinicio singled to bring Carrington home and end the game.

Custodio pitched another gem, yielding three earned runs off seven hits and four walks. He struck out 18. It was his 10th consecutive game with double digits in strikeouts dating back to Aug. 27, 2017, when he was with the Barrie Baycats. He’s had at least 11 strikeouts in each of his nine outings with the Royals.

The Royals scored two runs in the fifth inning and one in the eighth while Toronto also had a run in the first and two in the sixth to go with their winning run in the ninth.

Five Toronto pitchers held the Royals to six singles – one each by Ethan Hammond, Malik Collymore, Darius Barlas, Jeff MacLeod, Dalton Pompey and Kyle Kush.

Catcher Kyle DeGrace made his debut with the Royals, but was held hitless in five at bats in the second spot in the lineup.

Dan Marra connected for three singles for Toronto while Vinicio had a double, single and two stolen bases. Jordan Castaldo, Johnathan Solazzo and Aidan McAskie each had a single.

Dylan Jacomber started and went five innings for the Leafs before Ryan Wells (two innings), Kyle Smyth (1/3 of an inning), Adam Marra (2/3 of an inning) and Chris Nagorski (one inning) took turns on the mound. Jacober gave up two earned runs off five hits and six walks and Smyth surrendered an earned run off a hit and two walks. Adam Marra also issued a walk. Jacober had four strikeouts while Wells and Adam Marra each had two and Smyth had one.

Nagorski, who had been with the Royals a decade ago, picked up the win.

London Majors (15-5) lead the league and they’re followed by the Welland Jackfish (15-6), Royals (13-8), Barrie Baycats (13-9), Toronto (12-9), Kitchener Panthers (7-13), Hamilton Cardinals (6-13) and Brantford Red Sox (0-18).

The Royals are to host Barrie Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Hastings Stadium.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal