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10-Run First Inning Leads Royals to Game 1 Victory
The Guelph Royals started their first round playoff series with the
Oshawa Dodgers with a bang, scoring 10 runs in the first inning to
defeat the Dodgers 11-5 in one of three Intercounty Baseball League
games played on Saturday.
Guelph coasted to the win after the first inning explosion, scoring just
once after that, to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 2
in the series is Sunday afternoon in Oshawa.
The Royals had 13 hits, including three by Sean Reilly, who had two
singles, a double and three RBI, while Jeremy ware singled, tripled and
drove in three runs.
Brett Lawson went seven innings for the win, allowing four runs on 11
hits with nine strikeouts and two walks.
Adam Garner started for Oshawa and didn't record an out, allowing
seven runs – five earned – on four hits with two walks. Tyler Patzelak
had three hits, Jordan Castaldo homered and doubled and drove in
three runs and Marcus Knecht had three hits, including a solo homer.
Oshawa pounded out 15 hits, but also made five costly errors.