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.





Bandits hold up the Royals 6-4

Round Tripper – Aaron Loder of the Guelph Royals rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run in the top of the 7th inning to give the Royals a 2-0 lead over Burlington. – Photo By R.J. Rose 


BURLINGTON – They might be playing the theme song from the Jefferson’s television show in the Burlington Bandits locker room at Nelson Stadium after the Bandits downed the Guelph Royals 6-4 Thursday night to move on up and out of the cellar in the Intercounty Baseball League.

The Royals broke open the scoreless tie in the top of the 7th inning on a two run homer by Aaron Loder.

The Bandits plated six runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead at 6-2 capped off by a two run homer by Jim Martin.   Canice Ejoh drove into two runs for the Bandits with a single in the frame.

Pat Coughlin added his third home run of the season, a two run shot to close the gap to 6-4 in the top of the ninth but that was as close as the Royals  would get.

Alberto Rodriguez took the loss for the Royals he pitched seven and a third of an inning allowing five runs (four earned)  on four hits, he surrendered a walk and finished with 10 strikeouts.    Ben Reid gave up the two run home run to Martin in relief.

Ryan Beckett pitched a complete game for the Bandits allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits. He issued one walk and had five strikeouts.

Burlington moved to 5-13 on the year while Guelph dropped their eighth in a row  and now sits at 4-15 on the year a game and a half behind the Bandits for seventh in the IBL.


Panthers’ Slugger Sean Reilly Ties IBL All Time Home Run Mark

Racing to Congratulate Dad – Aiden Reilly dashes to home plate to greet his Dad Sean who just tied the Intercounty Baseball League’s Career Home Run record – Thanks to Lauren Reilly for the photo

Kitchener Panthers’ slugger Sean Reilly  wasn’t  expecting to see any pitches in the strike zone from his former team the  Guelph Royals Tuesday night at Hastings Stadium.

“No chance they will.”  said the Panthers’  slugger Sean Reilly when asked about the  prospects of seeing something to hit earlier in the day.

Reilly blasted the first pitch he saw  from  A.J. Mackey  in the top of the 1st inning over the left fence in his hometown and where his career really took off to put the Panthers out in front 1-0.

The first one that raced out to greet him was none other than his four year old son Aiden who dashed from his seat with his Mom Lauren  to celebrate his Dad tying the Intercounty Baseball League’s all-time home run record with 154 round trippers the record he now shares with another Panther Randy Curran.

Reilly and the Panther shutout the Royals 14-0. He finished 3 for 5 with the home run, a pair of singles , a sac fly and five RBIs.    The Sac Fly was the closest he got to breaking the record on the night.

“It will come just have to wait for my pitch . Whether it’s tomorrow or when ever.”

Mike Glinka also was three for 3 for 5 needing a home run for the cycle. He finished with three RBIs

Justin Interisano (6th of the season) , David Whiteside (4th) and Cuban catcher Frank Camilo Morejon (First in the IBL) all homered for the Panthers.

Noelvis Entenza (5-1) pitched seven shutout innings for the win holding the Royals to three hits , a pair of walks and  he had one strike out.

Mackey (2-4) took the loss for the Royals in just two innings of work allowing six runs (all earned) on eight hits he did not walk a batter or have a strikeout.

The Panthers improved to 14-4 on the season and still sit a half game behind the London Majors in the standings who defeated Hamilton 3-1 in the only other game in the league Tuesday night



Maple Leafs hold on against the Royals

A visit by the Guelph Royals was exactly what the Maple Leafs needed to break out of their hitting slump. 
The Leafs hung on to down the Royals 11-8 Sunday afternoon to end their three game losing streak as they improved to .500 on the season at 8-8 in Intercounty Baseball League action at Dominico Field. 

The Leafs built up an 11-0 lead at one point in the ball game thanks to Sean Mattson’s monster afternoon at the plate. He finished the game 3 for 4 and a triple short of hitting for the cycle scoring a pair of runs and driving in six RBIs 

Jonathan Solazzo added a two run homer and finished with two hits. Jon Waltenbury, Connor Lewis, Ryan White and Justin Marra each chipped in with a pair of hits as the Leafs banged out 16 hits.

Trevor Nyp had two hits including a two RBI double to lead the Royals while Kingsley Alacon had a hit and drove in two RBIs.  

The Royals to their credit staged a six run top of the ninth inning before Leafs recorded the final out. 

Dillon Mulholland (2-2) pitched seven innings allowing an earned run on six hits. He allowed a walk and stuck out six.  

Richard Gill (2-1) took the loss for the Royals who have now lost six in a row. Gill allowed nine runs (eight earned) on 12 hits , walking one and had two strike outs

Bandits crown the Royals 10-1

GUELPH – The pieces are finally start to fall into place for the Burlington Bandits.

The early season struggles with their bats seem to behind them at they  banged out ten runs on 11 hits to push past the Guelph Royals 10-1 Saturday afternoon at Hastings Stadium.

“I’ve never seen a whole team be cold (hitting wise) like we were.” said Bandit Coach Jeff Lounsbury “It was frustrating for everyone. We are better than our record indicates and we’re showing it finally.”

Justin Gideon had a stellar day on both sides of the field going 2 for 3 with a three run triple , he scored twice and stole a base. On defense he made two highlight reel catches to keep the Royals getting anything going at the plate.

Jim Martin added a pair of singles , scored a run and drove in two RBIs

Jeff MacLeod had two hits for the Royals while Matt Schmidt drove home the lone Royals run.

Christian Hauck made his longest start of the season pitching seven innings allowing one run (earned) on four hits , he walked seven and struck out four

Evan DiMichelle (0-5) took the loss for the Royals allowing four runs (all earned) on two hits in an inning and a third. He walked four and struck out two.

The Bandits pulled into a tie with the Royals in the standings at 4-12.

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.