The Guelph Royals were bombed 21-1 by the Kitchener Panthers in Kitchener Sunday afternoon.
The loss drops Guelph to 1-3 on the season. The same two teams play Monday at Hastings Stadium in a 1 p.m. start.
Kitchener’s Sean Reilly, former Royal, singled in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving him 790 career hits in the Inter-County Baseball League, tying him for first place all-time with another former Royal, Kevin Hinton.
The Panthers (4-0) pounded out 27 hits off three different Guelph pitchers. They have now scored 74 runs in their first four games of the season.
A.J. Mackey started on the mound for Guelph and lasted just two and a third innings, surrendering 11 runs, five of them earned. Alex Gowling came on in relief and surrendered 10 runs on 18 hits over four and two thirds innings of work.
The lone offensive bright spot for the Royals was a solo home run by Aaron Loder in the fourth inning.
Noelvis Entenza, one of three Cuban imports playing for the Panthers, got the win, allowing three hits in six innings of work.
Guelph native and former Royal Justin Inerisano went five-for-five at the plate, including his third homer of the young season.