Custodio fans 13 in Royals’ win

Photo by Gar FitzGerald

GUELPH – Fresh off setting the IBL single-season strikeout record, Guelph Royals’ right-hander Claudio Custodio fanned 13 over seven innings to lead his club to a 7-3 win over London Saturday night at David E. Hastings Stadium.

Custodio (9-0) was charged with all three runs on seven hits and didn’t issue a walk.

Offensively, Dalton Pompey went 3-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and a stolen base. Malik Collymore swiped pair of bags while also scoring twice, Justin Interisano and Josh Garton each drove in a pair of runs, J.D. Williams had an RBI and Brendan Keys went 2-for-2 and scored twice.

For London, Cleveland Brownlee homered, Byron Reichstein hit a RBI triple and scored on Adam Lawrence’s single.

Jose Arias took the loss, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out four.

London slipped to 25-10 and a game back of first-place Welland. The Royals (24-11) now trail the Majors by a game.