Thunderbird’s Whyte tosses complete game shutout in Intercounty play

Kevin Whyte pitched a complete-game, seven-hit shutout to back the Thunderbirds to a 2-0 win over the Guelph Royals in Intercounty Baseball League play on Tuesday.

Hamilton Thunderbirds will try for two wins in a row tonight (Wednesday) when the last place Stratford Nationals visit Bernie Arbour Stadium.

Whyte (3-2) struck out seven batters and had one intentional walk in his first complete game of the season. The Thunderbirds, who improved their record to 10-19, scored their first run the first inning and held on to that one run lead until picking up their second run in the seventh inning.

Offensively, Tom Robertson singled, scored a run and drove in another. Junior Henry Duke singled and scored Hamilton’s other run.

Rylan Pranger (3-4) also went the distance for Guelph, surrendering five hits while striking out two batters and walking two. Mark McDonald doubled and Frankie Hare had a pair of singles for Guelph.

Elsewhere in the IBL, Barrie Baycats downed the Oshawa Dodgers 11-5 and the London Majors snuck past the Stratford Nationals, 2-1.