Red Sox club the Royals 7-3


A.J. Mackey delivers a pitch in Tuesday night’s 7-3 loss to the Brantford Red Sox at Hastings Stadium

GUELPH –  The Guelph Royals were once again the instrument of their own destruction Tuesday night at Hastings Stadium, done in yet again by one bad inning as they fell 7-3 to the Brantford Red Sox.

The Red Sox put up a four spot the first inning off Royals starter A.J.  Mackey and never looked back.

Tyler Patzalek opened the scoring by driving home Ben Bostick  followed by a two RBI double by Dan Jagdeo  who later scored on a single by  Brandon Dailey.

Patzalek, Jagdeo, Nic Burdett and Denon Koziol each had a double  while Jagdeo and Dailey both drove in a pair of runs to lead the Red Sox.

The Royals clawed their way back to within a single run by scoring single runs in the bottom of the 1st, 3rd and 5th innings.  But that would be as close as the Royals would come as the Red Sox put the game out of reach scoring two runs in the top of the sixth inning.   They added an extra insurance run in the top of the ninth to close out the scoring.

Pat Coughlin had the lone extra base hit for the Royals while Keegan Marsden and Matt Schmidt each had a RBI.

Mackey (2-5) took the loss allowing  six runs (all earned)   on nine hits  in 5 1/3 innings pitched. He surrendered three walks and had a strikeout

Matt Betts started for the Red Sox but did not qualify for the decision as he pitched four innings allowing two runs (one earned)  on three hits  he had one strike out.

Tanner Guidon (3-1) pitched five innings in relief for the victory holding the Royals to just one run (earned) on five hits the rest of the way.  He had three strikeouts and allowed a walk.

The Red Sox won their fourth in a row to improve to 16-10 on the season while the Royals fell to 5-18 on the year.


OUTSIDE THE LINES:   Jeff Hunt had his own cheering section in attendance for the better half of the ball game.  One the Guelph Minor Baseball teams Jeff works with in the off-season at Peak Performance Athletics in town  were all in attendance and jokingly jeered Jeff on with every at bat.

The lack of rain has turned both the clay infield at Hastings Stadium and the outfield almost into a cement like playing surface and caused several defensive miscue and untimely hops last night on both sides of the field.





Roster set for IBL’s All Star Game


The Intercounty Baseball League’s  best are ready to take on the Canadian National Junior team on Saturday July 2nd at Coates Stadium in Barrie.

A leaked copy of the roster was obtained anonymously  in advance of the official announcement from the league offices.

Barring injuries, or a player backing out due to personal or work  commitments here’s an advance look at the lineup that will take on the future stars of the national baseball program.

 Name IBL Team  Position
Kyle DeGrace Barrie C
Ryan Spataro Barrie OF
Jordan Castaldo Barrie 1B
Kevin Atkinson Barrie 3B
Brett Lawson Barrie P
Matthew St. Kitts Barrie P
Chris Nagorski Barrie P
Ricky Murray Brantford C
Ben Bostick Brantford 2B
Brandon Dailey Brantford SS
Jamie Richmond Brantford P
Nathan Forer Brantford P
Justin Gideon Burlington OF
Ryan Beckett Burlington P
Chandler McLaren Guelph OF
AJ Mackey Guelph P
Tyler Hardie Hamilton C
Dre Celestijn Hamilton OF
Mike Glinka Kitchener SS
David Whiteside Kitchener 1B/C
Tanner Nivins Kitchener OF
Sean Reilly Kitchener 1B/DH
Chris McQueen London 2B
Byron Reichstein London OF
Owen Boon London P
Elis Jimenez London P
Jon Waltenbury Toronto 1B/OF
Justin Cicatello Toronto P


As per normal IBL All-Star Game festivities  there will be a home run derby before the game.  Tickets are $10 each and available on the Barrie Baycats website.

Thursday’s IBL Wrap Up

Source – IBL Media Relations
Baycats hold off Royals’ rally for win
BARRIE – The Guelph Royals nearly did it again to the Barrie Baycats, but this time their ninth-inning comeback fell short.
Two days after scoring twice in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Baycats, the Royals scored three runs in the top of the ninth against Barrie but ultimately lost 10-9 Thursday night.
Jordan Castaldo had three hits, including two doubles, three RBI and two runs for the Baycats. Branfy Infante had two hits and an RBI, Kevin Atkinson drove in a run and scored twice, and Cole White had an RBI.
White started the game on the mound and gave up six runs (five earned) on seven hits over five innings. He struck out three and walked two.
Brandon Catena (1-0) picked up the win, tossing a scoreless inning in relief. He struck out two, walked one and allowed a hit in the sixth inning.
For Guelph, Keegan Marsden drove in six with two doubles and a triple. He also scored twice.
Leadoff hitter Kingsley Alarcon scored three runs and had two hits, Chandler McLaren drove in a pair of runs, and Santino Silvestri and Steven Saatz each had two hits and two runs.
Evan DiMichelle (0-4) went five innings in the loss, allowing seven runs (four earned) on eight hits, walking six and striking out two.
The Baycats improved to 8-5, while the Royals fell to 4-8.

Reilly, Whiteside go deep as Panthers top Red Sox

KITCHENER – Sean Reilly and David Whiteside each went deep to lead the Kitchener Panthers to a 7-6 win over the visiting Brantford Red Sox Thursday night.
Reilly, the reigning league MVP, hit a three-run blast in the fifth inning. It was his fourth home run of the season.
Whiteside hit a solo shot to lead off the fourth, his third longball of 2016. He added a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to break a 6-6 tie.
Tanner Nivins had an RBI and scored twice, while Mike Gordner had two hits and Luke Baker had an RBI.
Matt McGovern (2-0) picked up the win after throwing a scoreless inning, striking out two and walking one.
Phil Owen gave up a hit but that was all in two-thirds of an inning for his second save of the season.
Noelvis Entenza started and went six innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits, striking out six and walking two.
For Brantford, Nate DeSouza hit a grand slam and Dan Jagdeo swatted a two-run shot to pace the Red Sox offence.
Rick Murray had two singles as eight of nine Brantford batters had at least one hit.
Jamie Richmond (0-1) took the loss after allowing seven runs (six earned) on seven hits over seven innings, walking three and striking out two.

First-place Kitchener improved to 10-1, while Brantford fell to 6-6.

Upcoming games

Friday, June 10
Toronto at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.
Burlington at London, 7:35 p.m.Saturday, June 11
Toronto at Burlington, 1 p.m.
London at Guelph, 1 p.m.
Hamilton at Brantford, 2 p.m.
Kitchener at Barrie, 7 p.m.

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Forer bests the Maple Leafs


Nathan Forer delivers a pitch in Friday’s game versus Toronto – Photo By Crystal Young Photography

BRANTFORD, ON – The last time Brantford Red Sox pitcher Nathan Forer faced the Toronto Maple Leafs  it didn’t end well for him and the Red Sox as the Leafs pulled off one of their famous comebacks to eliminate them in game five of last year’s quarter-finals

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