The Herd's Justin Gideon adds a Grand Slam to their 10-1 win over the Brantford Sox

sportsgold 100x100By Staff

June 10th, 2018



June 10There appears to be some wind behind the Burlington Herd as the move through the 100th season of the InterCounty Baseball League.

Saturday afternoon at Nelson Park the Herd took the game 10-1 over the Brantford Sox that included a Grand Slam by Justin Gideon who cleared the bases with a grand slam in the eighth inning to blow the game open as the Herd improved to 2-9.

Herd batter - Gideon

Burlington’s lead-off hitter Justin Gideon

Burlington’s leadoff hitter also walked, stole a base and scored three times.

Andrew Mercier went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run, Reese O’Farrell drove in a pair of runs, and Nolan Pettipiece singled twice, scored twice and had an RBI.

Scott Plaza (1-1) picked up the win, going seven innings and allowing a run on four hits. He walked one and struck out five.

Ricky Murray went 3-for-4 for the Red Sox, who dropped to 1-6. Nic Burdett’s sacrifice fly scored Wilson Soriano in the top of the first.

Euclides Leyer (0-2) took the loss, giving up five runs (four earned) on four hits over five innings. Leyer walked four and struck out six.

In Guelph the Royal snapped their four-game losing streak
Adam Rossit singled home Jeff MacLeod to give the Guelph Royals a 4-3 walk-off win over the Barrie Baycats Saturday afternoon at David E. Hastings Stadium.

MacLeod doubled with one out and scored on Rossit’s hit two pitches later as Guelph (4-6) snapped a four-game losing streak. Rossit finished with three hits and also scored once.

Royals slugger Sean Reilly went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI.
Yunior Yambatis (2-1) went the distance, scattering three runs on eight hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

For Barrie, Kevin Atkinson and Brandon Dhue each singled, doubled and had an RBI. Parker Walker also had two hits.

Jaspreet Shergill (0-1) took the loss, giving up a run on two hits in 1.1 innings. Matthew St. Kitts started and went four innings, allowing three runs on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

The Baycats dropped to 5-6 with their fourth straight defeat.

Future games
Sunday, June 10
London at Brantford, 2 p.m.
Burlington at Toronto, 2 p.m.
Guelph at Kitchener, 2 p.m.
Barrie at Hamilton, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 12
Brantford at Guelph, 7:30 p.m.

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