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Two more wins for Royals

Four games left in the regular season
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Ethan Hammond’s sacrifice fly in the seventh inning scored Sean Reilly for the winning run in the Guelph Royals’ 5-4 win Sunday in Hamilton.

Malik Collymore and Dalton Pompey each had two of Guelph’s six hits. J.D. Williams drove in two.

Emilis Guerrero (7-3) picked up the win in relief, allowing a run on four hits over four innings. He walked two and fanned five. Andrew Case walked one in a scoreless ninth for his fourth save. Jeifry Nunez started and went four innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits with four walks and five strikeouts.

Guelph improved to 27-11.

Stefan Strecker (0-1) took the loss, giving up the winning run on two hits and a walk in the seventh. Starting pitcher Nick Davies gave up four runs on two hits over three innings with seven walks and two strikeouts.

Laine Renaud drove in two for the Cards (10-28), while Josh Niles had the other RBI. Tyler Duncan went 2-for-3 with two runs.

Two runs in the eighth inning gave the Guelph Royals a come from behind 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night in Guelph.

Pompey led off the eighth with a solo home run to tie the game and Kyle Kush’s ground ball which was booted by second baseman Grant Tamane, allowed Conner Morro to score the winning run and give Guelph its 26th win against 11 losses, solidifying their hold on third place. The Leafs fell to 22-16.

Josh Garton added a two-run home run for Guelph in the second inning while Johnathan Solazzo had two hits and an RBI for Toronto.

Claudio Custodio (10-0) was the winning pitcher, going eight innings and allowing only four hits, three runs (two earned) while walking four and striking out 11. Andrew Case picked up his third save in pitching the ninth.

Dustin Richardson (0-1) in relief of starter Angel Castro took the loss. Castro went six innings, giving up just four hits and two runs with two walks and five strikeouts. Richardson allowed only one hit, two runs (one earned) with two walks and three strikeouts.

Guelph has four regular season games remaining, including one home game – Saturday night against Brantford.