Royals streak past the Baycats 10-3

by Jake Eagle

The Royals win streak climbed to three as they ended the Barrie Baycats own six-game win streak with a convincing 10-3 victory Tuesday night at Hastings Stadium.

Youngster Garner Spoljaric (0-1), the son of former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and former Baycat, Paul Spoljaric made his IBL debut and was definitely nervous as the veteran Royals jumped all over him to the tune of eight runs on nine hits over three innings pitched. He walked three and struck out five.

Justin Interisano powered the way for the Royals going 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and scored three times. Sean Reilly tattooed a solo home run which landed on Exhibition Street and added a double plus he scored three runs, while Angel Villalona continued his hot streak tallying four hits, a run, and an RBI.

David Mendham added two doubles and a single to go with an RBI and a run, Josh Garton drove in two, Ethan Mohan singled, tripled and scored, while Darius Barlas drove in a pair.

Brett Lawson (1-1) earned the win against his former teammates, pitching a stellar six innings of work allowing two runs, (one earned) on five hits, surrendering a lone walk and adding six strikeouts.

Jordan Castaldo continued to hit well against the Royals leading the Baycats 3-for-4 with an RBI.

The Royals (5-4) travel to Welland Thursday Night to face the Jackfish (4-3) as they kick off the first of three games in three days. Game time is 7:30 pm.

Friday night the Royals travel down the 401 to London to face the Majors (2-8) before returning home Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm to face the Brantford Red Sox.

- Neil Srivastava