Winchester Royals: Game Recaps
Game 37 Royals 16 Rebels 15
The Royals won their 8th straight the hard way. After giving up a 13-5 lead, it took Cody Wilson's walk off homer in the 9th to give the Royals a 16-15 win. The Rebels scored 6 unearned runs in the 6th to close the gap to 13-11. The Rebels scored 4 unearned runs in the 8th to tie the game at 15. Chris Koppenhaver came on in the 8th to shut down the Rebels scoring and earned the win. Cody Wilson led the way for the Royals, scoring 5 runs on 3 hits. All the Royals had at least one hit except Reed who went 0-5. The Royals are off Saturday and host Woodstock on Sunday. The Royals are now 19-18 and lead Strasburg by 1/2 game for 3rd place.
Thursday, July 20
Game 36 Royals 7 Braves 5
The Royals kept their winning steak alive as they defeated the Staunton Braves 7-5 Thursday night at John Moxie Stadium. The Royals lead all the way as they broke out to a 5-0 lead after 3 innings. Starter Kyle Fulton kept things under control, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits over 5 innings. LaCagnina pitched 2.2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits. Jay Booth got the final out in the 8th. Hunter Fillingim pitched the 9th and earned the save. The Royals had 11 hits with Reed, Wilson, Rivero, and Goode getting 2 each. The Royals return home Friday to take on New Market.
Wednesday, July 19
Game 35 Royals 5 Tom Sox 4
The Royals defeated the Tom Sox 5-4 Wednesday night at Bridgeforth Field. For the Royals, in was their 6th straight win. Jared Drayton got the win, going 7 innings and giving up 3 runs on 8 hits. Hunter Fillingim got the save, his 3rd in the Royals streak and he earned the win last night vs. Waynesboro. R.Ball Jr homered in the 2nd to start off the scoring for the Royals. The Royals scored 2 in the 6th as Cody Wilson drove in Dillon Reed. K. Gilmore drove in Wilson. The Royals scored the winning run in the 7th as Lorenzo Hampton scored on an error by 3rd base. The Royals rapped out 11 hits with Reed getting 3. Ball and Woodard had 2 each. With the win, the Royals are tied for third place with Strasburg at 17-18. The Royals travel to Staunton Thursday and return home Friday to take on New Market.
Tuesday, July 18
Game 34 Royals 5 Generals 4
In a marathon on Monday night at Bridgeforth the Royals out lasted the Waynesboro Generals for a 5-4 win to keep their hold on 4th place. The game lasted 4:29 due to a lighting delay in the 4th inning which lasted over an hour. The die hard Royals fans that hung around were treated to a great finish. The game was tied at 3 and the Generals scored one in the top of the 9th for a 4-3 lead. Lorenzo Hampton put all at ease by hitting a 2 strike pitch for a towering home run over the left center fence. Matt Alen drew a walk and was replaced by Nick Goode. Goode was able to advance to 3rd on miscues by catcher. After a fly out, Dillon Reed launched a single over the infield in left field and Goode trotted home with the winning run. Hunter Fillingim got the win. Dillon Reed led the Royals at the plate with 3 hits as the Royals had 9 total. The Royals host Covington Tuesday night.
Sunday, July 16
Game 33 Royals 10 Cardinals 5
The Royals got the win they needed as they defeated the Front Royal Cardinals Sunday night at Bridgeforth Field 10-5. With the win, the Royals moved into a 4th place tie with the same Cards. The Cards took an early 5-2 lead in the 4th as K. Bergman and T. Johns homered off starter Trent Rider. The Royals came right back to tie the score as the scored 3 runs on 1 hit, 2 walks, 1 error, and a wild pitch. The Royals took the lead for good in the 6th as they scored 4 runs on 3 hits, 2 errors, and 2 wild pitches. Dillon Reed scored the final run in the 8th as he stole home. For the night, Dillon Reed scored 4 runs on 1 hit and 2 at bats. Trent Rider got the win. The Royals host Waynesboro Monday and Covington on Tuesday.
Saturday, July 15
Game 32 Royals 5 Bandits 3
The Royals won their 3rd straight with a 5-3 win Saturday night over the Woodstock River Bandits at the Central Sports Complex. With the win, the Royals inched closer to a playoff spot. With a win Sunday over the visiting Front Royal Cardinals, they will be tied for the final playoff spot. Daniel Collins pitched a strong 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits while striking out 7. The Royals had 10 hits with Dillon Reed and Alex Reynolds getting 2 each. The Royals had 8 walks and 15 LOB. Hunter Fillingim earned his 2nd save in 2 nights. The Royals host Front Royal on Sunday and Waynesboro in a make up game from July 11th on Monday.
Friday, July 14
Game 31 Royals 4 Express 1
The Royals defeated the Strasburg Express Friday night at First Bank Field 4-1. Pitching, defense and a little hitting worked out well for the Royals. KC Gilmore opened the scoring for the Royals with a solo home run off the tin roof in deep left center. The 1-0 held up 'til Jake Perry homered for the Express in the 6th to tie the game. The Royals put the game away in the 8th by scoring 2 runs and one more in the 9th. Starter Kyle Pierce pitch well for 6.1 innings and left after giving up Perry's home run. R.Bamford relieved and pitched scoreless ball for 1.2 innings. T. Swiggart and H. Fillingem closed out the last 2 innings. The Royals had 7 hits for the game with Dillon Reed getting three. Robert Bamford got the win.Hunter Filligem pitched the 9th and earned the save. The Royals travel to Woodstock on Saturday and host Front Royal on Sunday.
Thursday, July 13
Game 30 Royals 12 Cardinals 0
The Royals defeated the Front Royal Cardinals Thursday night at Bing Crosby Stadium 12-0. The Royals broke out of their scoring drought by scoring 8 runs in the 2nd inning. K.Gilmore paved the way with 2 hits in the inning including a single and 3 run homer. He had 3 hits for the night. Cards starter R.Leckich issued 4 walks in the 2nd and a error by short stop allowed only 3 of the runs to be earned. The Royals added 2 more in the 6th and 7th. Kyle Fulton pitched 5 innings of shut-out ball to get the win. Verdonk, LaCagnina, Adkins and Bamford closed out for the Royals. The Royals travel to Strasburg Friday and New Market on Saturday. They return home Sunday to take on the Cardinals.
Wednesday, July 12
Game 29 Royals 2 Lumberjacks 4
In a low scoring game the Covington Lumberjacks defeated the Royals 4-2 Wednesday night at Bridgeforth Field. The Royals stranded 9 runners as they benefitted from 7 walks and 3 errors. The Royals had 6 hits and the Jacks 4. The Jacks put the game away in the 6th as they scored 3 runs on 1 hit and 2 Royals errors. The Royals travel to Front Royal Thursday and Strasburg on Friday.
Saturday, July 8
Game 28 Royals 3 Cannons 5
The Royals lost another close one at Bridgeforth Field Saturday night to the Cannons 5-3. The Cannons sealed the win with back to back homers by T. Esquera and K. Quelette in the 6th to up their lead to 4-1. Royals starter Trent Rider gave up the homers and took the loss. The Royals loaded the bases in the 9th but were only able to get one run across. The Royals are off for the All Star break and will host Waynesboro on Tuesday and Covington on Wednesday.
Friday, July 7
Game 27 Royals 1 Express 2
The Royals came up on the short end of a well-pitched game by both teams as Brandon Quaranta's walk off home run in the 9th gave the Strasburg Express the 2-1 win at First Bank Field. The Royals had their chances with runners in scoring position but couldn't get a run across. Kenneth Gilmore had the only rbi as his double to deep left center drove in Nick Goode from 2nd. Goode was running for Damian Rodriguez who led off the 8th with a double. Daniel Collins started for the Royals and pitched well for six innings, giving up just one run on 3 hits while striking out 9. Swiggart and Koppenhaver closed with Koppenhaver taking the loss. The Royals host the Cannons on Saturday and admission is free.
Thursday, July 6
Game 26 Royals 9 Generals 5
The Royals got a much needed win Thursday as they topped the Waynesboro Generals 9-5 at Kate Collins Field in Waynesboro. The Royals broke out early as they scored 3 runs thanks to a 2 rbi single by Kyle Vesnesky driving in Reed and Woodard. The Royals never trailed as they scored 4 more in the seventh mainly on wild pitches and passed balls. Vesneske did get his 4th rbi for the game driving in Woodard. The Generals scored 4 in the 7th to make it a 7-5 ball game.The Royals came right back in the 8th to score two more runs mainly on balks and a single by Cody Wilson that drove Seth Wall. Kyle Pierce started and gave up 1 run over 4 innings pitched to get the win. Shiver, LaCagnina and Fillingim closed out the game. Venesky, Wilson and Woodard each had 3 hits for the Royals. Grant Suponchick took the loss for the Generals. The Royals travel to Strasburg on Friday to take on the Express and host the Cannons on Saturday.
Wednesday, July 5
Game 25 Royals 5 Turks 10
The Royals lost a rain-delayed game to the Harrisonburg Turks Wednesday night at Bridgeforth Field 10-5. The Turks jumped out to 6-0 courtesy of Bryan Arias' 2 run homer in the first and grand slam in the 2nd. They were his first homers of the season. He finished with 3 hits and 7 rbis. Royals starter Kyle Fulton gave up 5 runs and Dylan Verdonk gave up four. Booth, Adkins and Bamford closed for the Royals. The Royals had a solo homer from A.Rivero and a 2 run blast from Alex Reynolds. Reynolds had 3 hits for the night. Matt Young got the win for the Turks, going 5 innings and giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. The Turks outhit the Royals 14-8. The Turks had 3 hits each from Embler and Arias. The Royals travel to Waynesboro on Thursday and Strasburg on Friday.
Sunday, July 2
Game 24 Royals 4 Turks 5
In a game of errors that was played at JMU's Eagle Field, the Turks outlasted the Royals 5-4. The Royals won the error contest 4-5. Most errors were of the throwing type. The Royals also won the hitting contest 9-8. Three Royals had 8 of the hits with Wilson and Reed having 3 hits each and Reynolds 2. They talk about the strike zone being different betwen the Natl. and Amer. leagues. I'm finding that it's different between the North and South umpires. Jared Drayton started and gave up 4 earned runs and one unearned. Lacagnina, Booth, Shiver and Cruz closed, giving up no runs. Studstill go his 4th win of the season and Ramos got the save. The Royals are off 'til Wednesday when they play the same Turks at home.
Friday, June 30
Game 23 Royals 12 Express 7
The Royals upended the Strasburg Express Friday night at Bridgeforth Field 12-7. It was the night for the Royals' catchers to shine as RJ Ball had 2 home runs, a double, 4 rbis, and 3 runs scored. Seth Wall chipped in with 2 hits, 2 runs, and 3 rbis. Kyle Vesnesky also homered. Cody Wilson had 2 hits and 2 runs scored. Trent Rider started for the Royals and got the win. Fillingim and Swiggart closed. Brandon Quarantas hit a 3 run homer in the 9th for the Express. The Royals are off Saturday and travel to Harrisonburg on Sunday. ATT 535.
Thursday, June 29
Game 22 Royals 0 Tom Sox 6
The Royals lost to the Charlottesville Tom Sox Thursday night 6-0. The Royals couldn't get their bats going off Sox starter Justin Sorokowski and only had four hits for the game and Kyle Vanesky had two of those. In the mean time, the Sox scored 3 runs off starter Dan Collins and only one was earned as the Royals made four errors and a passed ball. The only legitimate inning was when the Sox score 3 more runs in the 6th on 3 hits and one error. In that inning Vinnie Pasquantino had a single and scored a run. Michael Wielansky doubled and also scored a run. Reliever Christain Shiver gave up those runs. The Royals had 5 errors for the game. The Royals host the the Express on Friday and are off Saturday and travel to Harrisonburg on Sunday.
Tuesday, June 27
Game 21 Royals 19 Cards 0
The Royals broke out early by scoring 3 runs in the first inning on their way to a 19-0 win over the Front Royals Cardinals Tuesday night at Bridgeforth Field. The Royals scored 4 runs in the 5th. The big hit in the inning was D. Rodriguez' single which drove in A. Gonzalez and A. Rivero. The Royals scored 12 runs in the 7th off A. Goodman as they scored on 6 hits and 7 walks and 1 error. Cody Wilson's bases loaded triple was the big hit in the inning. It was his 2nd of the season. Kyle Pierce got the win in relief of starter Dylan Verdonk. J. Booth and N. Adkins closed out the game for the Royals. W. Heflin took the loss for the Cards. C.Pohl had 4 hits for the Cards. The Royals are off Wednesday and travel to Charlottesville on Thursday.
Sunday, June 25
Game 20 Royals 0 Bandits 2
In a pitcher's duel in Woodstock Sunday, the River Bandits scored 2 unearned runs in the 5th inning. The Bandits opened the 5th with the batter reaching on a error by 3rd base and two batters reached on a single and a walk. With the bases loaded and two outs, catcher over threw 1st base allowing 2 runs to score. The Royals had 7 hits but couldn't catch up to starter B. Wilkerson who pitched 7 innings of shut-out ball. Burkett and Murphy closed out to get the save. Jaret LaCagnina pitched the last three innings of shut-out ball. Wilson and Allen had 2 hits each for the Royals. The Royals are off Monday and host Front Royal on Tuesday.
Saturday, June 24
Game 19 Riyals 2 Express 8
The Strasburg Express wasted no time against the Royals Saturday at Bridgeforth Field by jumping out to a 6-0 lead after 2 innings off starter Jared Drayton. Strasburg's first four hitters accounted for 8 hits and six runs for the game. The Express had 13 hits for the game and the Royals had nine. RJ Ball's 2 run homer in the 7th was the only high light for the Royals. Relievers Christian Shiver, Tyler Swaggart and Hunter Fillingim closed out the game, giving up 2 more runs. The Royals travel to Woodstock Sunday and are off Monday and host Front Royal on Tuesday.
Friday, June 23
Game 18 Royals 7 Rebels 2
The Royals put it all together Friday night at Rebel Park in New Market by winning 7-2. Trent Rider pitched six strong innings, allowing just 2 runs. Cody Wilson led the 12 hit attack by going 4-5 and driving in 4 runs and scoring 2. Booth, Adkins and Koppenhaver closed the game. The Royals host Strasburg Saturday and travel to Woodstock Sunday in games they need to win to get back to .500.
Thursday, June 22
Game 17 Royals 3 Generals 5
The Royals lost a close one Thursday night to the Waynesboro Generals 5-3. The Generals scored 3 runs in the first inning. The first 2 runs scored as the ball never left the infield. The 3rd run scored on a passed ball. The Royals came back with one in the first as Alejandro Rivero drove in Cody Wilson. The Royals scored two in the 5th as Ball and Goode scored to tie the game. The Generals scored single runs off reliever Richard Cruz in the 6th and 8th. Chris Shiver and Tyler Swaggert closed out the game. Paytun Kenney got the win and Richard Cruz took the loss. The Royals travel to New Market Friday and return home Saturday to host Strasburg on Community Appreciation night.
Wednesday, June 21
Game 16 Royals 0 Cannons 6
The Royals went into Purcellville hoping to get back on the winning side only to get shut out 6-0. The game was tied at zero after five when Ray Hernandez hit a two run homer to give the Cannons a lead they wouldn't give up. They scored 4 more in the 8th to put the game out of reach. Both starters Dylan Verdonk and Crum pitched well, giving up no runs. Kyle Pierce and Jaret LaCagnina closed out for the Royals. The Royals only managed 3 hits off 3 Cannon pitchers.The Cannons had 11 hits including Hernandez' 2-run homer. The Royals host Waynesboro Thursday.
Sunday, June 18
Game 15 Royals 3 Bandits 4
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Saturday, June 17
Game 14 Royas 4 Cannons 7
The Royals were in a tight one as they led 4-2 going into the 8th and the Cannons scored 2 runs to tie it up. The Royals went down 123 in the top of the 9th. Esquerra's 3 run homer in the last of the 9th gave the Cannons the 7-4 win. The Cannons only sent 4 batters to the plate off Chris Koppenhaver. The Royals used 6 pitchers as Swiggart gave up the tying runs in the 8th and usually reliable Chris Koppenhaver gave up the 3 run homer. The Royals scored 3 in the 4th as Cody Wilson singled and scored on Nick Goode's double. A. Rivero's single brought in Goode. Rivero scored on a wild pitch. The Royals used 6 pitchers in the game and had 10 ks. The Royals are back to 7-7 and the Cannons are at 8-4. Sultera got the win for the Cannons. The Royals travel to Woodstock on Sunday.
Friday, June 16
Game 13 Royals 3 Rebels 2
The Royals defeated the New Market Rebels 3-2 in 10 innings. The game was delayed 1 hr and 20 mins. due to rain. It only took 4 batters in the 10th to score the winning run. A. Gonlalez led off with a double, Cody Wilson singled, Dillon Reed got an intentional walk. A. Rivero singled Gonlalez home with the winning run. The Royals carried a 2-0 lead behind starter Trent Rider. Rider ws relieved by newcomer Dylen Verdonk in the 8th and he quickly gave up 2 runs to make it a tie ball game. Hunter Fillingim came in and pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless ball to get the win. The Royals only managed 9 hits for the game with Rivero and Gonzalez and Allen getting 2 each. The Royals travel to Purcellville on Saturday.
Thursday, June 15
Game 12 Royals 7 Braves 5
The Royals defeated the Staunton Braves 7-5 Thursday night at Bridgeforth Field. The Braves opened the scoring by scoring 3 runs off starter Dan Collins. The Royals pecked away and by the 5th had a 4-3 lead. The Braves scored a run in the 6th to tie the game at 4. The Royals scored 3 in the 7th to take a 7-4 lead which held up for the win. The Royals rapped out 15 hits led by Dillon Reed and A.Rivero. The big hit in the game came as Damian Rodriguez hit a 2 run triple in the 7th and scored on an over throw at 3rd. It was his first hit of the season and came at the right time! Tyler Swaggert got the win in relief of Dan Collins. Chris Koppenhaver pitched the 9th to earn the save. The Royals are back at 6-6 and host New Market on Friday.
Tuesday, June 13
Game 11 Royals 5 River Bandits 9
The Woodstock River Bandits ran over the Royals Tuesday night at Bridgeforth Field 9-5. The game was tied 2-2 when the Bandits broke lose for 5 runs in the 5th and added 2 more in the 9th. The Bandits had 14 hits while the Royals had 7. Gladfelter and Herd had 4 hits each for the Bandits. Crain and Montgomery had 3 rbis each. The Royals got 2 hits each from Rivero and Nick Goode. Christain Shiver took the loss for the Royals while Brady Wylkerson got the win. The Royals are off Wednesday and play Staunton on Thursday. The Royals are now 5-6 while the Bandits are 6-4.
Tuesday, June 13
Game 10 Royals 9 Braves 8
The Royals broke their losing streak with a 9-8 win over the Staunton Braves Monday night at John Moxie Stadium. Alejandro Rivero stacked the Royals to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a 2 run homer. The Royals added 3 more in the 5th on Rivero's 3 run double. The Royals added 4 more in the in the 6th on Cody Wilson's bases clearing triple. At that point the Royals held a 9-3 lead. The Braves fought back and scored 5 runs in 2 innngs off reliever Jay Booth to make the score 9-8 after 7. Chris Koppenhaver came in and pitched 2 innings of scoreless ball to give the Royals the win. For the game, Rivero had 2 extra base hits and 5 rbis and Cody Wilson had 2 hits and 3 rbis. Nick Goode added 2 hits and 2 runs scored. Jay Booth got the win and Koppenhaver earned the save. Jay Charleston and Richard Miller had 3 hits each for the Braves.
The Royals open a 3 game home stand Tuesday hosting Woodstock, Staunton on Thursday and New Market on Friday. The Royals record is now 5-5.
Sunday, June 11
Game 9 Royals 2 Express 6
The Royals lost to the Strasburg Express Sunday night at Bridgeforth Field 6-2. The game was close at 3-2 thru 7 innings when the Express scored 2 in the 8th and 1 more in the 9th to take a 6-2 lead. The Royals scored single runs in the first and second. Ben Dum shut the Royals down over 6.1 innings to get the win. Humpheries held the Royals scoreless and Branden Smith struck out the side in the 9th for the Express. The Royals only managed 7 hits with Reed and Gonzalez getting 2 hits each.. Gonzalez hit a solo home run in the second. Jared Drayton took the loss. The Royals travel to Staunton on Monday and return home Tuesday for a 3 game set.
Saturday, June 10
Game 8 Royals 3 Cards 4
The Front Royal Cardinals defeated the Royals 4-3 Saturday night at Bing Crosby Stadium. Royals starter Trent Rider got off to a shaky start by allowing the first 2 batters on base and then giving up a 3 run homer to Jarad McDonald. He retired the next 3 batters. The Royals only managed 3 runs, one in the third, one in the sixth, and one in the eighth. The run in the eighth was scored by Nick Goode who lead off with a bunt single, stole second, went to third on an overthrow, and stole home! The winning pitcher was Ryan Leckich and the losing pitcher was Trent Rider. The Royals return home Sunday night to face Strasburg and will travel to Staunton on Monday to face the Braves.
Friday, June 9
Game 7 Royals 5 Cannons 11
The Purcellville Cannons came to town ready play by taking an early 4-0 lead and went on to an 11-5 win Friday night at Bridgeforth Field. The Royals managed to keep in close and only trailed by a 5-4 score after 6. The Cannons scored 4 more off Jay Booth who relieved starter Dan Collins to up the lead to 9-4. Nick Adkins gave up 2 more to end the Cannons scoring. Trevin Esquerra led the Cannons at the plate with 4 hits including 2 doubles. Andrew Zban added 3 hits as the Cannons rapped out 14 hits. The Royals had 6 hits with Cody Wilson getting 3 of those. The Cannons are now 5-1 and the Royals dropped to 4-3. The Royals travel to Front Royal Saturday and host Strasburg on Sunday.
Wednesday, June 7
Game 6 Royals 11 Jacks 5
The Royals traveled to Covington Wednesday ready to play as they rapped out 15 hits in their 11-5 win over the Covington Lumberjacks. Every Royal had a least one hit with the exeption of Alex Reynolds. Nick Goode (JW/SU) got his first two hits of the young season. The Royals scored 4 in the 2nd and 2 in the 3rd for a 6-4 lead. They added 4 more in the 7th to put the game away. Kirby Osborne started his first game of the season and gave up 4 runs in 1.2 innings. Hunter Fillingim relieved and gave up 2 runs in 1.1 innings. The bull pen of Richard Cruz and Tyler Swiggart shut down the Jacks the rest of the way. Richard Cruz got the win. The Royals are now 4-2 while the Jacks fell to 1-3.
The Royals are off Thursday and return home Friday to take on Purcellville.
Tuesday, June 6
Game 5 Royals 6 Cards 12
The Royals lost to the Front Royal Cardinals 12-6 Tuesday night at Bing Crosby Stadium. The Royals were in a tight ball game trailing 1-0 after 6. The Cards broke loose for 4 in the 7th and 7 in the 8th. Jay Booth relieved starter Christian Shiver in the 3rd and gave up 4 runs over 2.2 innings. Brent Jones took over and allowed 3 runs in .2 innings. Brandon Romero took over with the bases loaded and gave up 1 runs and 1 hit over .2 innings First baseman Alex Reynolds relieved a gave up 3 runs on 2 hits. The Royals made a mild rally in the 9th led by Lorenzo Hampton's homer to deep right. Josh Andrews pitched 7 innings for the Cards to get the win. Shiver took the loss for the Royals.
The Royals travel to Covington Wednesday and are off Thursday.
Friday, June 2
Game 1 Royals 7 Cardinals 5
The Winchester Royals opened the season with 7-5 win over the Front Royal Cardinals before a home crowd of 519 at Bridgeforth Field. The Royals started out the game with a 4-0 lead after 4 behind starter Dan Collins. The Cards came back in the 5th with 3 runs and tied the game with one in the 6th. The Royals took the lead back with 2 more runs in the 6th. The Royals added a run in the 8th to take the 7-5 lead.The bull pen of Booth, Jones, Drayton and Koppenhaver secured the win for the Royals. Jay Booth got the win with Koppenhaver getting the save. Reed, Woodard and Hampton had 2 hits each. Reed and Gonzalez had 2 rbis each. Alex Reed had 4 walks in 4 at bats.
The Royals travel to Purcellville Saturday and New Market on Sunday. They return home Monday to take on the Turks of Harrisonburg.
Saturday, June 3
Game 2 Royals 8 Cannons 17
The Royals lost to the Cannons 17-8 at Firemans Field in Purcellville on Saturday night. The game was close thru 4 innings, tied at 4. With both starters departing after 4.1 innings, the game broke loose as Andrew Zban hit a 3 run homer off Richard Cruz. The Cannons scored 8 runs off Brandon Romero and 2 more off Jay Booth in the 8th to put the game away.
The Royals travel to New Market Sunday for a 7:30 start.
Sunday, June 4
Game 3 Royals 6 Rebels 0
The Royals got their 2nd win of the season beating the New Market Rebels 6-0 Sunday night at Rebel Park. Jarad Drayton started and pitched 5 innings of scoreless ball, giving up just 2 hits. Brent Jones and Tyler Swiggart closed out the game, giving up no runs and no hits. The Royals were paced by Wilson, Reed, Hampton and Rivero with 2 hits each. Seth Woodard had 2 rbis.
The Royals are at home Monday to face the Harrisonburg Turks. They travel to Front Royal Tuesday and Covington Wednesday.
Monday, June 5
Game 4 Royals 6 Turks 5 (11 innings)
The Royals defeated the Harrisonburg Turks 6-5 in 11 innings. Seth Wall's long single to left center drove in Rivero with the winning run. The Royals had tied the game in the 9th on Alejandro Rivero's 3 run homer to deep left driving in Alex Reynolds and Lorenzo Hampton. Richard Cruz got the win in relief of starter Kyle Fulton. Jay Booth and Chris Koppenhaver pitched scoreless ball in the middle innings. Seth Woodard paced the Royals at the plate with 4 hits including the Royals' first home run of the season. Alex Reynolds chipped in with 3 hits. Jacob Ramos took the loss for the Turks
The Royals travel to Front Royal Tuesday and Covington on Wednesday and are off on Thursday.