Royals tie franchise win record with victory over Cards

by Jake Eagle

Photo by Art Ward

HAMILTON- The Guelph Royals have tied their franchise record for wins in a season at 27 following their 5-4 victory over the Hamilton Cardinals Sunday afternoon at Bernie Arbour Stadium.

The Royals broke the 4-4 tie in the top of the 7th inning on a one-out sac fly by  Ethan Hammond that scored Malik Collymore with the game-winner.

Emilis Guerrero (7-3) picked up the win in relief pitching four innings allowing a run on four hits. He struck out five and walked two.

Andrew Case nailed down his fourth save of the season pitching a scoreless ninth inning he walked one.

Dalton Pompey had a double, a single and a run scored to lead the Royals at the plate.  Collymore added a pair of hits while J.D. Williams had a single and two RBI.  

The win equals the Royals mark set in 2000 when the club finished first with a 27-7 record before losing the league championship to Kitchener.

The Royals sit at 27-11 on the season two games behind the London Majors in the standings with two games in hand and four games left in the regular season.