Guelph Royals tied for second heading into closing weekend

BRANTFORD – Dalton Pompey and Noah Roberts each went deep in the Guelph Royals’ 16-5 win over Brantford Wednesday night at Arnold Anderson Stadium.

Pompey’s two-run blast opened the scoring in the first inning. He finished with three hits, four RBI and four runs. Roberts capped the scoring with a two-run shot in the top of the ninth.

Ashton Patterson went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs atop the lineup. Claudio Custodio and Malik Collymore both had a pair of hits and drove in a run, Jeff MacLeod picked up an RBI, Darius Barlas had two hits and a run, Owen Ellis went 3-for-5 with a run and Brian Sewell drove in two on three hits while also scoring three times.

Brandon Deans (4-2) picked up the win on the mound. He went five innings and allowed two runs on six hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts.

Guelph moved to 28-11 and sits second in the standings, 1.5 games back of the London Majors with three games remaining. They play in London Friday, host Brantford Saturday night and wrap up the regular season Sunday in Kitchener.

For Brantford (2-36), Roger Keen and Nolan Gallagher both had a pair of hits and an RBI. Andrew Gorecki and Nick Burdett each drove in a run, while Jamiel Orozco had two hits and scored.

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