Great end to the season!
After completing their ICBA's last weekend the Royals were at it again this weekend with their OBA's taking place in Southwest Mississauga.
First game on Friday saw Guelph take on the Hamilton Cardinals and win in extra innings, (8) 5-4. Starting pitcher Darren Dwyer managed to pitch 4 and 2/3rd innings and despite some early trouble gave up only 2 runs with 12 strikeouts. Jacob Kush and Trystan Dennie finished the game on the hill. On offense Dennie had 2 hits, was hit by a pitch with the bases full finishing with 3 runs batted in. The game winning hit came off the bat of Blaise Shaw who singled home Ryan Malyk with the game winning run. Ryan had 2 hits himself in the win. Lucas Smit had a strong weekend overall and had 3 hits. Nic Lannutti had a hit, Dwyer had a hit and so did Kyle Kush.

Next game saw Guelph take on the Etobicoke 18 under team and lose 9-7. Peter Zytner started and Kyle Kush finished.
Royals had a 7-2 lead before costly errors erased it. On offense Lannutti had a double and a single with 2 RBI's. Smit had a double and single with 2 RBI's. Jake Malyk had a strong game with 2 hits and 2 RBI's, Dwyer had a hit with a RBI. Daryn Blacklock had a ball misplayed but had a run score on it. Dennie continued to hit well with 2 more hits. Cody Graham had a hit to round out the offense.
Facing elimination Guelph used strong pitching and timely hitting to beat the Newmarket Hawks 4-3. Jacob Kush started and threw 6 strong innings with 84 pitches, 4 hits, 3 walks and 7 strikeouts. Closer Jordon Inkol pitched the seventh needing only 12 pitches while striking out 2 hitters. On offense Jarrett Kirkup had 2 hits with one of his hits bringing home 2 runs. He was hit by a pitch reaching base all 3 times at the plate. Dwyer had a hit with a RBI while Jake Malyk had a run score on his misplayed ball. Smit had 2 more hits, Kyle Kush hit a double, Inkol and Dennie had a hit each.

Guelph then played the Etobicoke 18 under team again and were beaten 9-6 putting them out of the tournament. Graham started and went nearly 5 innings before relief from Shaw and Dennie. On offense Dennie had 2 hits and a run batted in. Zytner had a double which brought home a run. Graham had a hit which scored a run. Ryan Malyk had a hit and a RBI. Shaw had a hit and a RBI while Noah Mackillop's sacrifice fly brought home a run. Dwyer had a double and single and Kirkup had a hit as well.

With the season done and eight players moving on to other things Guelph will hold tryouts in 2 weeks.

Royals thank all of their sponsors who graciously donated money to the team, and most notably Domino's Pizza for keeping the coaches and players fed. The team thanks Andrew Karkoulas and his staff at Peak Performance Athletics for getting the team ready over the winter. And lastly the players, coaches, parents, grandparents and siblings wish to thank Rob Massey and the entire sports department at the Guelph Mercury for their continued support of all sports and for putting our write-ups in the paper each and every Saturday. It is greatly appreciated by all involved with the team.
Posted by  Stefanie Mocuik, Yesterday @ 12:02 PM 0 Comments
Weekly Update
With the regular season winding down Guelph had 3 games to go before starting their ICBA playoffs. Guelph played Waterloo at home and lost in 12 innings 12-10. Darren Dwyer started then had Derek Gray, Mitchell Van Braeckel, Jordon Inkol, Peter Zytner and Lucas Smit relieve. On offense Dwyer helped himself out by driving in 3 runs on a single and double, Blaise Shaw had 2 runs batted in with a hit and a sacrifice fly, Trystan Dennie had a single and a double with a run batted in, Smit had a hit and a RBI, Daryn Blaclock had a hit and a RBI and Cody Graham had a run batted in. Other runs came in on errors. Jake Malyk had 3 hits while Ryan Malyk, Van Braeckel and Inkol had a hit each.

Next Guelph beat Stratford at home 10-3. Peter Zytner threw the first 6 innings and Jacob Kush threw the final 3 innings. Shaw had 2 hits and 2 RBI's, Kyle Kush had a hit and 2 RBI's, Jacob Kush had a hit and a RBI, Smit had a hit and a RBI, Dennie had a hit and a RBI and Dwyer had a RBI. Graham had 2 hits and Zytner had a hit. Two other runs came in on miscues.

Guelph at home again beat Cambridge 9-6. Five Royals including Van Braeckel, Graham, Shaw, Gray and Inkol saw pitching time while on offense Dwyer had a triple and another home run with 3 runs batted in, Dennie had 2 hits and 2 RBI's, Shaw had 2 hits and a RBI and Jacob Kush had a hit and a RBI. Two other runs scored on mistakes. Smit, Zytner, and Jake Malyk had a hit each.

Guelph was now off to Brantford for their ICBA Playoffs where in Game 1 they shutout the Simcoe Giants 10-0 in a 5 inning mercy rule. Jacob Kush threw the complete game needing only 78 pitches scattering 2 hits with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. On offense Nic Lannutti had the hot bat with a single and double and 3 RBI's, Dennie had a triple and a RBI, Jacob Kush helped himself out with a hit and 2 RBI's and Smit had a hit and a RBI. Shaw had a double while Inkol, Dwyer, Graham and Noah MacKillop had a hit each.

Next Guelph was shutout by Brantford 4-0. Dwyer, Graham and Inkol all pitched. Guelph was held to just 4 hits. Dennie had a single and double, Dwyer and Ryan Malyk had a hit each.

Facing elimination with another loss Guelph beat Kitchener 6-0. Zytner and Van Braeckel combined for the goose egg while offensively Guelph put up 4 runs in the first and never looked back. Jacob Kush had a hit and 2 runs batted in, Lannutti had a single and double with a run batted in, Zytner had a hit and a RBI, Dwyer had a hit and a RBI, Inkol had a hit and a RBI. Smit had a hit as did Jake Malyk.
Guelph then played Simcoe again and shut them out 2-0. Kyle Kush and Inkol combined to keep the Giants off the board. Offensively Kyle Kush helped his cause with a hit and a RBI. Another run came in on an error. Dennie had a double while Inkol, Zytner, Mackillop all had a hit each.

Next up was a rematch with Brantford and the Royals won this one another shutout 3-0. Jacob Kush threw the first 3 innings while Dennie threw the last 4 innings of 1 hit ball with no walks and 8 strikeouts. Jacob Kush continued to bat well with an RBI while switch hitter Dwyer hit a solo home run from the right side. Smit, Dennie, Graham and Lannutti had a hit each.

With this win Guelph was in the finals against the Waterloo Tigers where they would have to beat them twice. Unfortunately Guelph lost 6-1. Errors cost Guelph in this one as well as lack of hitting. Zytner and Shaw pitched while on offense Ryan Malyk had the lone RBI on a hit. Kyle Kush had the other hit for the Royals.

Royals now travel to Mississauga for their OBA's this weekend.
Posted by  Stefanie Mocuik, Tue Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:18 AM 0 Comments
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