Late runs push Royals past Cardinals

GUELPH – Guelph broke open a 2-2 tie with 10 runs in the late innings to beat Hamilton 12-4 Saturday night at home.

Malik Collymore led the Royals (10-7) by going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Dalton Pompey drove in two, Conner Morro had two hits, three runs and an RBI, Ethan Hammond scored three times and drove in a run, and Justin Interisano and Jeff MacLeod each had an RBI. Guelph scored three runs in the seventh and seven in the eighth to pull away.

Emilis Guerrero (3-2) went eight innings for the win, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits with two walks and eight strikeouts.

For Hamilton (4-11), Justin Gideon went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs. Tristan Osika had an RBI and Sean Pettener went 2-for-3 with a run.

Jacob Gajic allowed three unearned runs in 1.2 innings to take the loss. He walked one and struck out one. Starter Aaron Duffy gave up two runs on five hits over five innings, striking out nine.