Guelph Royals lose to Hamilton Cardinals in Sunday recreation

Tristan Osika’s three-run blast in the bottom of the ninth brought a 5-3 win to the team


Osika walks off Royals

HAMILTON – Tristan Osika’s three-run blast in the bottom of the ninth gave the Hamilton Cardinals a walk-off 5-3 win over Guelph Sunday afternoon at Bernie Arbor Memorial Stadium.

Hamilton trailed 3-1 entering the ninth and pulled to within a run on Jacob Underwood’s two-out RBI single. Osika homered two pitches later as the Cards improved to 7-26.

Ryan Burnside went 2-for-2 with a run, and Jacob Underwood drove in a run and scored.

Jose Fernandez (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win, striking out four. Sam Turcotte started and allowed two runs on three hits over five innings. Hey fanned five.

Kyle DeGrace drove in two for the Royals (22-11). Dalton Pompey went 2-for-2 and scored twice.

Andrew Case (1-1) was saddled with the loss after allowing four unearned runs thanks to an error. He scattered three hits in two-thirds of an inning.
Nelson Mercado started and went five scoreless innings, giving up two hits and three walks while striking out six.

Leafs take down Jackfish

TORONTO – Toronto improved to 8-2 in its last 10 games after a 5-2 win over Welland Sunday afternoon at Christie Pits.

Justin Marra went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs for the Maple Leafs (20-13). Damon Topolie had three hits, Aidan McAskie drove in a run on two hits, and Grant Tamane had an RBI and a run.

Dylan Jacober (4-0) picked up the win in relief, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out two. Sam Greene started and went two hitless innings, striking out one. Franklin Hernandez earned his first save, striking out four over two scoreless innings.

Gianfranco Morello went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run for Welland (23-9). James Smibert singled and doubled.

Casey Bouillere-Howard (2-1) took the loss, giving up a run on five hits over three innings. He struck out three. Starter Wyatt Hummel went three innings and yielded two runs on four hits three innings. He walked five and struck out two.

Panthers, Majors split doubleheader

KITCHENER – Kitchener and London split a doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Jack Couch Park.

London hit four home runs in an 8-4 win in Game 1. Jakob Newton went 2-for-4 with a solo blast. Cleveland Brownlee hit a three-run shot, Starling Joseph had two hits, including a home run and three RBI, and Daniel Perrier went 2-for-3 with a solo home run.

Jose Arias (9-0) went all seven innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits with a walk and nine strikeouts.

Liam Wilson hit a grand slam for the Panthers. Jett Jarvis and Blake Jacklin each went 2-for-4 with a run.

Nathan Laird took the loss, giving up six runs on four hits over 2.2 innings. He walked one and struck out two.

In Game 2, Jarvis went 2-for-3 with two runs and four RBI in the Panthers’ 11-7 victory. Jacklin drove in two, Wilson went 4-for-4 with two RBI, Dan Mahoney scored twice, David Polson drove in a run, and Erik Aplevich went 3-for-3 with a solo home run.

Christian Hauck (4-3) went five innings for the win, allowing two runs on two hits with three walks and 10 strikeouts.

Pedro De Los Santos (3-3) took the loss, allowing nine runs on 13 hits over five innings. He walked three and fanned six.

Offensively, Newton went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI, and Robert Mullen added a two-run longball. Gibson Krzeminski had a pair of RBI, and Taylor Wright drove in a run.

Kitchener improved to 13-20, and London fell to 24-9.


Monday Aug 1
Brantford at London, 7:35pm

Tuesday Aug 2
Barrie at Guelph, 7:30pm

Wednesday, Aug 3
Kitchener at Toronto, 7:30 p.m


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