Winchester Royals: Game Recaps

Monday, July 27
Royals 3 River Bandits 5

The Royals lost their chance to make the playoffs by losing the 'play-in game' to the Woodstock River Bandits 5-3 in 10 innings. The Bandits will move on to play Front Royal in the 1st round of the Northern Division playoffs.

The Bandits scored their 2 runs in the 10th on two walks and 2 hits. The Royals went 3 and out in their half of the 10th.

The Royals had tied the game in the last of the 9th as Fuller, running for Platt, scored from second on a single up the middle by Luke Gibbs.

Hayden Platt hit a 2 run homer in the 4th to tie the game at two.

The Royals season is now over and they finish with a record of  20-23. They lost their last three game by a total of 4 runs.

 



Sunday, July 26
Royals 3, Charlottesville 4

The Royals lost to Charlottesville by a score of 4-3

Levine’s sixth home run of the season, a solo shot in the second inning, gave the Royals a 1-0 lead, but Charlottesville exploded for four runs in the fourth. Seth Lancaster’s two-run triple off of Brandon Guske was the big blow in the inning. Lancaster scored on a groundout and Colton Konvicka plated the final run with a single. The Royals staged a huge rally in their last at-bat in the seventh. Daniel Brumbaugh walked and Carter singled to open the inning. Mata followed with an RBI single to right, but out at second base in a rundown. Sean Visconti’s single put runners at the corners and Nathaniel Maggio greeted reliever Zach Cook with a single to score Carter. With runners at first and second, Cook got Michael Landestoy to bounce into a 6-4-3 double play to end the game. Visconti had three hits in the contest, while Levine added two. Michael Catlin pitched 21/3 scoreless innings of relief..



Sunday, July 26
Royals 2 Covington 3

The Royals lost to Covington by a score of 3-2.

 In the seven-inning opener (a 1 p.m. start), Covington snapped a 2-2 tie with an unearned run on an infield error in the bottom of the sixth. The Royals opened the scoring in the first. Zac Carter reached on an outfield error and scored on Alex Mata’s single. Covington bounced back with two runs in the bottom of the frame. Blake Sides singled in a run and Shane Castro drove in another with a sacrifice fly. Winchester got even without a hit in the sixth. Cullen Vaught walked, moved to second when Carter was hit by a pitch and scored on a pair of passes balls. The Royals notched just five hits in the loss, two coming from Spencer Levine. Jason Baytop had two hits and scored twice for the Lumberjacks.



Saturday, July 25
Royals 13 Express 4

The Royals defeated the Strasburg Express 13-4 Saturday night at Bridgeforth Field before a crowd of 538 on Apple Valley Hyundai night. The Royals were clinging to a 3-2 lead when they erupted for 10 runs in the 8th inning.

The Royals scored their runs in the 8th on 7 hits and 3 Express errors. For the game, Alex Mata and Sean Visconti had 3 hits each. Mata earlier had an inside the park home run. Visconti had 4 rbis.

Both teams used  four pitchers with John Bentley getting the win for the Royals.

The Royals travel to Covington Sunday for a 1 pm game and then to Charlottesville for a 7:30 game to complete their season.

The Royals are now 20-20 and the playoffs are still up for grabs.



Friday, July 24
Royals 4 Senators 1



The Royals got a much needed win Friday night as they edged the Aldie Senators 4-1 before a crowd of 464. The playoffs in the north are still not settled as the Royals play Strasburg Saturday and road games vs. Covington and Charlottesville TBA.

The Royals didn't secure the game tonight 'til the 7th when they scored 2 runs as Zac Carter walked, stole 2 bases, and scored on a sac fly. Visconis' double and Maggios' single led to another run.

The Senators' lone run came on a homer by Pike.

David Lee pitched 8 strong innings to get the win. John Barr pitched the 9th to earn his 7th save.

The time of the game was 1:45.



Thursday, July 23
Royals 14 Cannons 4



The Royals broke out early and scored 5 runs in the 2nd on 4 walks, an error, and a single and double to take a lead that the would stand up for the win.  The runs ended starter Steve Soloman's outing for the night. Evan Richardson relieved to end the scoring.

The Royals increased their lead by scoring 4 runs in the 6th and 8th. Kevins Fuller's triple drove in 2 runs and was the big hit in the 8th.

Joey Jones started for the Royals and gave up 1 run in five innings. Corbin Lamb and Nick Sarmiento closed for the Royals.

Michael Landestoy led the Royals at the plate with 3 hits and 4 rbis. P.J. Harris led the Cannons with 4 hits, including a home run.

The Royals return home Friday and Saturday to host Aldie and Strasburg. Both games are free admission.        



Wednesday, July 22
Royals 2 Cardinals 5



The Royals are seeing their playoff hopes fade as they lost to the Front Royal Cardinals 5-2 before a record crowd of 1074 at Bridgeforth Field.

The Cards scored 3 runs in the first and that's all they needed for the win. With 2 outs, the Cards collected 4 hits and a walk to score the runs. They scored 2 more off Crosby before he departed in the 7th. John Bentley pitched the final 2 innings of scoreless ball while striking out 4.

Landestoy and Carter had 2 hits each for the Royals.

The Royals travel to Charles Town Thursday to take on the Cannons.



Tuesday, July 21
Royals 7 Bandits 2



In a much needed win to stay in playoff contention, the Royals defeated the River Bandits 7-2 in the second game. A.J. Smith gave the Royals a good start, going 4.1 innings and giving up just 2 runs over 4.1 innings while striking out 7. Matt Smallwood and John Barr were lights out over the next 2.1 innings.

The Royals were clinging to a 4-2 thru 6 when the Royals put the game away by scoring 3 times in the 7th. The big hit in the inning was Alex Matas' 2-run double.

The Royals return home Wednesday to take on the Front Royal Cardinals.  FREE admission.



Tuesday, July 21
Royals 1 Bandits 3



In game 1 of 2, the River Bandits bested the Royals 3-1 at the Central Sports Complex. Bandits starter Christian Dufresnes shut down the Royals thru 4.1.innings, giving up just 1 run. Hunter McIntosh came on a finished off the Royals in the 7 inning game.

The Bandits scored early with 2 runs in the first and that was all they needed in the win. Landestoy and Levine had 2 hits each for the Royals.



Sunday, July 19
Royals 5 Express 8



The Royals lost to the Strasburg Express 8-5 Sunday night at First Bank Field.  See box score for summary. The Royals are off Monday and travel to Woodstock Tuesday for 2 games: first game 5pm, 2nd game 7:30pm. The Royals return home Wednesday to take on Front Royal.



Saturday, July 18
Royals 6 Senators 7



The Royals were involved in their 3rd straight 1-run ballgame only to lose this one 7-6 to the Aldie Senators at John Champe High School.

The Royals, trailing 7-5 in the 9th, scored one as Denson singled and advanced on a wild pitch. Kevin Fuller reached on an error and Denson scored on a throwing error. Fuller was stranded at 3rd with one out as the last 2 batters grounded out to end the game. For the game, the Royals had 8 hits with Maggio and Denson having 2 each.

The Senators secured the game in the 7th as they scored 4 runs, 2 unearned. The Royals had four errors for the game.

The Royals are now 16-17 and travel to Strasburg on Sunday for a 7pm start.



Friday, July 17
Royals 2 Cannons 1



The Royals got another well-pitched game in up-ending the Charles Town Cannons 2-1 Friday night at Bridgeforth Field before a crowd of 498.

Joey Jones started and pitched 5 innings of shut out ball, giving up just 3 hits. Lamb, Bentley and Barr finished the game and gave up just one run. Jones got the win and Barr the save, his 2nd in 2 nights.

Sean Visconti scored the first run as he walked, advanced around to third, and scored on a sac fly by Maggio. Zac Carter homered for the Royals' second run.

The Royals are now 16-16 and travel to Aldie Saturday for a 7:30 start. They close out the weekend as they travel to Strasburg on Sunday for a 7:00 start.



Thursday, July 16
Royals 3 Cardinals 2



The Royals edged the Front Royal Cardinals 3-2 in a low scoring game Thursday night at Bing Crosby Stadium.

The Royals scored 2 runs in the 9th to get the win. The Royals sent 9 batters to the plate and scored the winning run as Daniel Brumbaugh, batting for Vaught, walked with the bases loaded, forcing Carter home with the eventual winning run. Carter was hbp and advanced to 2nd on a error by 2nd base.

The Royals scored the tying run as Maggio singled, advanced to 2nd as Carter was hbp. Gibbs ran for Maggio and scored as the shortstop miss-played Levine's ground ball.

Drew Crosby started for the Royals and gave up 2 runs on 6 hits over 5 innings. Darrell Thompson, Matt Smallwood, and John Barr closed for the Royals with Smallwod getting the win and John Barr the save.

The Royals are now 15-16 going down the stretch.

The Royals return home Friday to take on the Cannons.



Wednesday, July 15
Royals 5 Bandits 7

The Royals lost to the Woodstock River Bandits 7-5 Wednesday night before a crowd of 522 at Bridgeforth Field.

Michael Landestoy had 4 hits as the Royals had 13 for the game. Brandon Gutske gave up 6 runs and 10 hits before he was pulled from the game.

The loss leaves the Royals with a 7-10 record for the season at Bridgeforth Field. However, on the road they own a record of 7-6. The Royals play eight of their remaining 12 games on the road. 



Saturday, July 11
Royals 4 Braves 7

The Royals lost to the Staunton Braves Saturday night at John Moxie Stadium 7-4.

Austin Edens carried the big stick for the Braves with 4 hits and 4 rbis. The Royals kept it close 'til the 8th when Edens' 2 run single made the score 7-4.

Leadoff hitter Blair Jerreau has 3 hits and 4 runs scored for the Braves.

Defensive gems in the outfield by Khalil Denson and Zac Carter kept the game close in the early innings.

On the offensive side, Denson and Maggio each had 2 hits. Maggio hit his 3rd homer of the season.

Joey Jones made his first start for the Royals and gave up 4 runs over 3.2 innings. John Bentley relieved and gave up 1 run over 3.1 inings to take the loss. Corbin Lamb closed out the game for the Royals. The Royals are now 14-15.

The Royals travel to Covington on Tuesday and return home Wednesday to take on Woodstock.



Thursday, July 9
Royals 2 Rebels 1



The Royals defeated the New Market Rebels 2-1 Thursday night at Rebel Park. The Royals had to rely on their pitching staff for the win.

Drew Crosby pitched six strong innings to get his 2nd win of the season. Crosby allowed just 2 hits and lowered his era to 2.93 while striking out 5. Matt Smallwood pitched 2 innings and John Barr pitched a scoreless 9th to earn the save.

The Royals had 13 hits but could only manage 2 runs. The Rebels turned 3 double plays in the first 3 innings. Alex Mata had 3 hits and 1 rbi.

The Royals are now 14-14 and in 3rd place in the Northern Division.

The Royals travel to Charlottsville Friday and Staunton on Saturday



Wednesday, July 8
Royals 6 Turks 2



The Royals upended the Harrisonburg Turks 6-2 in a game that was delayed 1hr and 35 mins due to a thunderstorm at game time.

Brandon Gerske started for the Royals an went 8.1 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. It was the longest a Royals starter has gone this season. Darrell Thompson closed out the game.

The Royals scored three runs in the first and third. They were shut out in the other innings. The Turks made it interesting as they scored 2 runs in the 9th.

Landestoy, Maggio and Denson had two hits each for the Royals.

The Royals hit the road for a 3 game set as they play New Market Thursday, Charlottesville Friday and Staunton on Saturday.



Tuesday, July 7
Royals 4 Generals 11

The Royals were swamped by the visiting Waynesboro Generals 11-4 Tuesday night. The Generals were clinging to a 4-3 lead after 6 innings when they broke the game open by scoring 7 runs in the last three innings.

The Royals used 5 pitchers to stop the bleeding but to no avail.

Zac Carter was the offense for the Royals as he had a triple and 2 doubles.



Sunday, July 5
Royals 8 Express 7

The Royals defeated the Strasburg Express 8-7 Sunday night at First Bank Field. Both starters were fairing well with the Express holding a 3-1 lead thru 5 innings.

The Royals broke loose with five runs to chase stater Drew Avans. Tony Landi relieved Avans with the bases loaded and allowed 4 runs to before retiring the side.

The bull pen seemed to fail as Smallwood and Barr allowed 2 runs each before Barr pitched a scoreless 9th to get the win. Jonathan Moring pitched the 9th for the Express and gave up 2 runs as Sean Visconti drove in Cullen Vaught with the eventual winning run

Kahlil Denson paced the Royals with 3 hits.

The Royals travel to Covington Monday and return home Tuesday to take on Waynesboro.

 



Friday, July 3
Royals 7 Senators 14

The Royals were stomped by the Aldie Senators 14-7 before a home crowd of 267. The Senators rapped out 18 hits including 4 each by MacMahon and Brodt. Everything they hit seemed to fall in over the infield. They had one home run by Cashman.

Sean Visconti had three hits and 3 rbis and Luke Gibbs had 2 hits and scored 3 times for the Royals.

The Royals used 7 pitchers and only David Lee pitched a scoreless 9th.

The Royals travel to Strasburg on Sunday and to Covington on Monday. They return home Tuesday to take on the Waynesboro Generals.



Thursday, July 2
Royals 7 Cannons 4

The Royals got their first win over the Charles Town Cannons 7-4 Thursday night at Sager Field. The Royals got 3 runs in the 3rd on singles by Fuller and Vaught. They were bunted over by Visconti. They both scored on a single by Michael Landestoy. Danson scored the third as Maggio grounded to first.

The Royals scored a single run in the 4th on a triple by Alex Mata and a single by Fuller. The Royals held the lead the rest of the way as they scored 3 more times in the 6th.

Drew Crosby started and gave up 2 runs over 4 innings. Newcomer John Bentley of Shepherd U. came into the game in the 5th and gave up one run over 2.1 innings to get the win. John Barr closed out the 9th to earn the save.

Fuller and Vaught each had 2 hits to lead the Royals at the plate. Spencer Levine added 2 rbis.

The Royals host Aldie Friday night at a 6:00 p.m. start. They travel to Strasburg on Sunday.

 



Wednesday, July 1
Royals 12 Cardinals 8

The excitement continued Wednesday night at Bridgeforth Field as the Royals defeated the Front Royal Cardinals 12-8. The Cardinals had tied the score in the 8th but the Royals came back with 4 of their own to take the lead for good. The Cards went down quietly in the 9th.

Michael Landestoy led the Royals attack with 3 hits, including a 2-run homer in the 3rd,  He also scored 4 runs. Carter, Maggio, Danson and Visconti had 2 hits each. Danson also scored 3 runs.

The Royals travel to Charles Town Friday and return home Saturday to face Aldie.

The Royals had an attendance of 468 for Glory Days night.



Monday, June 29
Royals 10 Rebels 5

The Royals were trailing the New Market Rebels 4-1 thru 5 innings when Sean Visconti led off the 6th with a solo shot over the left field fence. This seemed to ignite the Royals as they scored 2 more runs in the inning on Zac Carter's homer.

The Royals added 6 more runs in the seventh led by Spencer Levine's 3 run shot to deep left.

Mata, Carter, Maggio and Levine each had 2 hits in the Royals win. Carter and Levine had 3 rbis each.

Austin Smith got the win, giving up 1 run in 2.2 inings. JD White took the loss for the Rebels.

The Royals travel to Woodstock on Tuesday and return home on Wednesday to face Charles Town and free admission sponsored by Glory Days.



Sunday, June 28
Royals 10 Braves 8

In a game that every fan would want to see, the Royals defeated the first place Staunton Braves 10-8.

The game featured 18 runs scored, 20 hits, five home runs, opposing manager being tossed (after a 10 minute on-field discussion), and the Royals head coach being hit by a batted ball and leaving the coaches box for the night. The Royals closer gave up 3 runs in the 9th and struck out the last batter with two men on base.

The Royals scored seven runs in the 2nd to take a 7-1 lead. Alex Mata's two rbis and Spencer Levine's two run homer were the big hits in the inning.

The Braves scored 3 runs in the 6th on home runs by Howard and Edens off reliever Taylor Blair to close the gap to 8-5. Corbin Lamb came in to stop the scoring. Lamb pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless ball.

Closer John Barr came in and gave up 3 runs but struck out the last batter to finish the game.

David Lee got the win for the Royals.

The Royals play New Market at home on Monday.



Friday, June 26
Royals 0 Turks 1

The Royals lost to the Harrisonburg Turks 1-0 in a rain shortened game Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

The Turks scored the only run in the first as Shane Billings led off with a double, moved to 3rd on a fc, and scored on a sac fly.

James Ziemba no hit the Royals while Royals starter Darrell Thompson gave up only one hit.

 



Thursday, June 25
Royals 2 Jacks 5

The Royals lost to the Covington Lumberjacks 5-2 on a rainy night at Bridgeforth Field.

The Jacks opened the first with 2 runs and never looked back. Corbitt hit a 2 run homer in the 3rd to give them a 4-0 lead. Blakes Sides homered in the 7th. The Jacks hammered out 15 hits for the game while the Royals had 4.

Drew Crosby started for the Royals and gave up 4 runs on 10 hits over 6 innings. Nick Sarmiento and Corbin Lamb closed for the Royals and gave up 1 hit over 3 innings.

The Royals travel to Harrisonburg Friday and return home Saturday to take on New Market.



Thursday, June 25
Royals 8 Generals 9

The Royals lost their 5th straight as they lost to the Waynesboro Generals 9-8 in 11 innings at Kate Collins Field.

Both teams scored early and the score was tied at 5 in the first 3 innings. Neither team scored again 'til the 11th when the Royals scored 3 times and took an 8-5 lead. The Generals came back and scored 4  runs (1 unearned) to win 9-8.The Generals scored the wining run on an error by first base.

Michael Landestoy got the big hit in the Royals 11th as he drove in Brumbaugh and Gibbs. Visconti tried to score on the play but was thrown out at the plate to end the inning. Alex Mata had 4 hits for the night to lead the Royals.

Brandon Gerske, making his first start for the Royals, pitched 6 innings  and gave up 5 runs in the third. Blair, Roberts, and Barr closed for the Royals. Barr took the loss as he gave up 7 hits and 4 runs.

The Royals return home Thursday to take on Covington. They travel to Harrisonburg on Friday.



Tuesday, June 23
Royals 4 Express 7

The Royals took an early 3-0 first inning lead thanks to Nate Maggio's 3 run home run driving in Vaught and Landestoy. That was all for the Royals as they only scored one more in the 6th.

The Express scored runs in the 2nd, 3rd,4th and 5th to take the lead for good. The Express had doubles from May, Midyett, Flick, and Scott. Three of their runs were earned as the Royals commited 2 errors.

The Royals were led at the plate by Michael Landestoy's 2 hits. Four of the Royals runs were earned.

Mike Catlin started and gave up all 7 runs in four innings. Sarmiento and Brumbaugh closed for the Royals.

The Royals travel to Waynesboro Wednesday and return home Thursday to take on Covington.



Monday, June 22
Royals 4 Cannons 6

The Royals were clinging to a 3-2 lead going into the 8th inning when the Cannons erupted for 4 runs in the 8th to take a 6-3 lead.

Matt Smallwood had entered the game in the 8th but quickly was touched for a 3 run home run by Jones followed by a solo shot by Harris to give the Cannons a 6-3 lead.

The Royals added a single run in the 8th as Maggio led of with a double and was driven in on a single by Spencer Levine.

For the game, Sean Visconti had 3 hits including a triple and double; Levine had 2 hits including a home run.

David Lee started for the Royals and departed after four giving up just one run. Corbin Lamb, Drew Crosby, and Smallwood closed out for the Royals.

The Royals host the Strasburg Express Tuesday night.

 



Sunday, June 21
Royals 6 Senators 7

The Royals trailed the Aldie Senators most of the night 5-0 and it didn't look good for the Royals.

The 8th and 9th innings made things more interesting as the Royals scored one in the 8th and five in the 9th to take a brief 6-5 lead.

Unfortunately, the Senators came back and scored 2 in the last of the 9th.  The usually reliable Kevin Fuller had a passed ball and John Barr wild pitch. Third baseman also had a crucial error contributing to the loss.

For the Royals, Denson and Carter had two hits each.

John Barr took the loss for the Royals. Travis Roberts pitched 4 innings of scoreless relief.

The Royals host Charles Town on Monday in a game the was postponed Saturday by rain.

The Royals host Strasburg onTuesday.

 



Saturday, June 20
Royals 0 Front Royal 7

The Royals lost to the Front Royal Cardinals 7-0 on Saturday night at Bing Crosby Stadium.

See box score for details.

The Royals return home Saturday to face the Charles Town Cannons.



Thursday, June 18
Royals 4 River Bandits 1

The Royals got back to their winning ways by defeating the River Bandits 4-1 at the Central Sports Complex.

Hayden Platt carried the offense as he scored in the 3rd and drove in 2 more runs in the 7th.

Drew Crosby pitched 5 innings and got the win. Matt Smallwood and John Barr pitched the last four shut out innings. Barr got the save.

The Royals travel to Front Royal Friday and return home Saturday to take on the Charles Town Cannons.



Wednesday, June 17
Royals 2 Tom Sox 16
The Royals lost to the Charlottesville Tom Sox 16-2. The game was halted after 6 innings due to rain.See box score for details.

Tuesday, June 16
Royals 9 Express 6

The Royals upended the first place Strasburg Express 9-6 Tuesday night at First Bank Field. With the win, the Royals (6-4) are one game out of first place behind the 7-3 Express.

Zac Carter carried the offense with 4 hits, including 2 home runs, 4 rbis and 3 runs scored. He raised his season average to .500. Visconti, Levine and Fuller chipped in with 2 hits each.

The Royals were trailing 5-3 going into the 7th when they broke loose for 5 runs to take an 8-5 lead.

Tayler Blair got the win in relief of starter Mike Catlin. Matt Smallwood pitched the last 2 innings to earn the save.



Friday, June 5
Royals 3 River Bandits 10

What started out to be a pitchers duel between two Shenandoah University stand-outs, Darrell Thompson and Mike Scimanico, turned into a rout. With the scored at one the Bandits erupted for 4 runs in the 5th mainly on 2 Royals errors and Justin Woods 2 run homer.

The Bandits scored 3 more in the 6th mainly on 2 hits and a triple by Mathew Koehler.

The Bandits scored 2 more in the eight on a 2 run homer by Steve Holcomb.

The Royals only managed 8 hits and 3 runs of 3 Bandits hurlers while committing 4 errors.

The Royals travels to Front Royal Saturday.



Saturday, June 6
Royals 4 Cardinals 1

The Royals played a complete game in beating the Front Royal Cardinals 4-1 before a crowd of 575 after the renaming of the field for long time supporter David L. Wines.

Royals starter Austin Smith gave up one unearned run in 4 innings pitched to get the win. He departed with a 2-1 lead.

The bull pen of Matt Smallwood (2) and John Barr (3) finished the game giving up no runs and one hit each. Barr got the save.

The Royals scored all the runs they needed as they scored 2 in the third as Alex Mata and Nate Maggio drove in Brumbaugh and Denson.

The Royals tacked on insurance runs in the 8th and 9th as Zac Carter and Sean Vinconti drove in the runs.

Sean Vinconti led the Royals at the plate with 3 hits and an rbi.

The Royals host the Charles Town Cannons on Sunday for a 7PM start.

 



Sunday, June 7
Royals 5 Cannons 16
Royals lost 16-5. See box score for details.

Tuesday, June 9
Royals 3 Senators 2

In a tight game that was tied at 2 going into the 9th, the Royals scored the eventual winning run on a bunt by Zac Carter that scored Kevin Fuller from third. The pitcher couldn't pick up the bunt. Fuller had scored and Carter was safe at first. Spence Levine flied out to end the inning.

John Barr struck out 2 of three batters in the 9th to get the win.

Michael Catlin started and pitched a strong 5 innings, giving up 1 earned run while strikng out 1 and walking 3.

Matt Smallwood, Corbin Lamb, and John Barr closed out the game.

At the plate Visconti, Mata and Maggio each had 2 hits.

The Royals open a 3 game set on Wednesday facing Strasburg; Woodstock on Thursday; and Front Royal on Friday.

 



Wednesday, June 10
Royals 9 Express 2

The Royals won their first home game of the young season by defeating the  previously undefeated Strasburg Express 9-2. The Royals are now 3-2 and the Express 4-1.

The Royals scored 4 runs in the 2nd and it proved to be all they needed for the win. Hayden Platts' 2 run homer and Khalil Denson's rbi single were the big hits in the inning. Platts' home run was the Royals first home run of the season.

Khalil Denson and Zac Carter each had 3 hits while Haden Platt had 3 rbis to lead the Royals at the plate.

David Lee making his first start pitched well for 6.2 innings giving up 2 earned runs while striking out 4. Lamb, Blair and Bartlett closed out the game for the Royals.

The Royals host Woodstock Thursday and Front Royal on Friday.

 



Thursday, June 11
Royals 14 River Bandits 10

In a slugfest at the 'Bridge' the Royals unended the River bandits 14-10. Both teams combined for 24 runs, 28 hits and committed 8 errors.

Both teams used 11 pitchers and 14 of the runs were earned.

Khalil Denson, Nate Maggio, Spencer Levine, and Luke Gibbs each had 2 hits for the Royals. Zac Carter had 3 rbis.

Zac Carter drove in the eventual winning run in the 6th with a two run rbi single.

The Royals take on Front Royal tonight at home and travel to Charles Town Saturday.

 

 



Friday, June 12
Royals 13 Cardinals 8

In another high scoring affair at Bridgeforth Field, the Royals defeated the Front Royals Cardinals 13-8.

The Royals sealed the win with a 6 run 7th. Catcher Kevin Fuller led off the inning with a homer to right and it went on from there as the Royals batted around.

Spencer Levine went 3 for 4 with a his first homer (a blast that bounced off the yellow piping on the outfield fence of the adjacent Bodie Grim Field located beyond the left-center field fence of Bridgeforth Field) and four runs scored and three RBIs, and Luke Gibbs went 3 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Royals. 

The Royals used five pitchers with Matt Smallwod getting the win. John Barr pitched a scoreless 9th.

The Royals travel to Charles Town Saturday night and return home Sunday to take on Aldie.

 



Saturday, June 13
Royals 1 Charles Town 5

It was a pitchers duel in Charles Town as the Cannons led 2-1 behind Steven Ridings over the Royals Austin Smith.

The Cannons broke the game open by scoring 3 runs in the 7th.  The Cannons scored their runs after 2 were out. All the runs were earned.

Nick Sarmiento pitched a scoreless 8th.

Zac Carter, Spencer Levine, and Haden Platt each had 2 hits for the Royals.

The Royals return home Sunday to take on the Aldie Senators.



Sunday, June 14
Royals 2 Senators 6

The Royals nemisis Rick Van Woert started again and altho giving up 10 hits threw the right pitches when he needed to. The Royals beat him in Aldie 3-2 in his last start.

The Senators pecked away, scoring single runs in the first,third,fourth, and 7th and 2 runs in the 5th. Siegal had 4 hits for the Senators.

The Royals scored their only runs in the 3rd as Zac Carter drove in Denson and Gibbs with a single to left.

Keenan Bartlett started and took the loss, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits in 4 innings.  Corbin Lamb pitched 3 innings, giving up 3 runs.

Luke Gibbs led the Royals at the plate with 3 hits.

The Royals travel to Strasburg Tuesday and host Charlottesville Wednesday. The Royals will honor first team owner Keith Lupton who recently passed away.