Guelph Royals steal thunder from Hamilton T-Birds

GUELPH, Ont. – Hamilton Thunderbirds slipped another game in the Intercounty Baseball League standings after the Guelph Royals stole their thunder and beat the visitors 13-6 on Saturday (June 3). Hamilton with a 2-7 record is now 5 1/2 games back of league leaders, the London Majors.

Mike Alati sparked the Royals attack with four hits, including a double, and drove in two runs. He got support from Joe Lynch and Matt Spadafora, who each had two RBI. Reliever Brian Dikdan recorded his third win against no losses. He allowed one unearned run and gave up five hits in 4 2/3 innings after taking over from starter Ryan Armstrong.

Hamilton’s Craig Hawkins (0-3) gave up eight runs and 11 hits in four innings in being tagged for the loss.
Offensively, the T-Birds got a pair of hits, including a triple, from Tom Robertson while Marcel Champagnie
and Geoff Allen each had two hits in the loss.

In other league action on Saturday, the doubleheader in Barrie between the Baycats and London, the game in Oshawa between the Dodgers and the Kitchener Panthers and the game in Brantford between the Red Sox and the Toronto Maple Leafs were postponed due to poor weather conditions.