Bandits play a respectable game to beat Guelph - still 7th in an eight place league

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June 24th, 2016

It was in the sixth inning that the Burlington Bandits took the game that ended 6-4 over the Guelph Royals Thursday night.

Burlington had just five hits against two Guelph pitchers, but four of those came in the decisive eighth inning. Jim Martin delivered a two-run home run with one out, which gave the Bandits a 6-2 lead.

Bandits batter

Bandits took the game against Guelph – play against Brantford on Friday

Canice Ejoh had a two-run single, while Brad McQuinn and Todd Blair each had RBI doubles.

Ryan Beckett (2-2) went the distance, scattering seven hits as two of the four runs were earned. He struck out five and walked one.
Aaron Loder had a home run and two RBI for the Royals (4-15), who lost their eighth straight. Patrick Coughlin added a two-run home run in the ninth. Trevor Nyp had two singles.

Ben Reid (0-1) went two-thirds of an inning to take the loss, giving up a run on one hit and walking one and striking out one. Alberto Rodriguez started and went 7.1 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits, striking out 10 and walking one.

Seventh-place Burlington improved to 5-13.

Elsewhere in the league the Barrie Baycats beat the Toronto 10-2 Thursday night.

DeGrace singled home a run in the third inning, hit an RBI double in the sixth and capped his night with a three-run blast in the eighth.

Ryan Spataro tripled, singled and drove in two while scoring three runs. Jeff Cowan had three hits and an RBI, Jordan Castaldo drove in a run, and Kevin Atkinson and Steve Lewis each had two hits and scored once. Zach Sardelletti singled twice, drove in a run and scored once, and Conner Morro had a hit and two runs.

Brett Lawson (4-1) went 5.1 innings for the win, allowing two runs on six hits, walking four and striking out three.

Dan Marra had three hits and an RBI for the Leafs. Connor Lewis and Jonathan Solazzo each had two hits, while Sean Mattson singled, doubled and scored once.

Brett van Pelt (1-3) took the loss after giving up six runs (five earned) on 11 hits in four innings. Van Pelt walked two and struck out one.

Third-place Barrie improved to 13-7, and fifth-place Toronto fell to 8-9.

Future games:
Friday, June 24
Toronto at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.
Kitchener at London, 7:35 p.m.
Burlington at Brantford, 8 p.m.

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