Big innings propel Royals past Baycats

BARRIE – Two big innings were more than enough for Guelph in a 15-3 win Sunday night in Barrie.

The Royals opened the game with four runs in the first, highlighted by Malik Collymore’s two-run double. Collymore finished a triple short of the cycle and drove in five.

A five-run fifth, which started with Darius Barlas’ single that scored two runs, effectively put the game out of reach. Barlas added a third RBI and scored once.

J.D. Williams drove in a run, scored twice and added a pair of stolen bases, Claudio Custodio went 3-for-6 with three runs and two RBI, Dalton Pompey had three hits, three runs and an RBI, Justin Interisano drove in a run and scored, Ethan Hammond picked up three hits, an RBI and a run, Noah Roberts had two hits and Brando Leroux went 2-for-4 with two runs.

Emilis Guerrero (2-1) went seven scoreless innings for the win. He scattered seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

Baycats’ starter Riley Hoover (1-1) lasted two-thirds of an inning, allowing four runs on three hits with a walk and strikeout.

Offensively, Noel McGarry-Doyle went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run, Royce Ando had two hits and scored, Mike Cecchetto drove in a run and Brendan Colley and Adam Odd each had a pair of hits.

Guelph improved to 6-4 and knocked Barrie back to .500 at 6-6.