Thunderbirds put together back-to-back Intercounty baseball wins

Hamilton Thunderbirds picked up their second straight senior Intercounty Baseball League win, thumping the Royals 6-1 in Guelph on Saturday.

Hamilton’s opportunity to chalk up three in a row was delayed on Sunday when poor field conditions at Bernie Arbour Stadium forced postponement of their game with the visiting Barrie Bobcats.

Hamilton got the offence it needed with a five-run outburst in the fifth inning. The Thunderbirds were led by Matt Calcagni who smacked a two-run double in the fifth. He would finish the day with a three-for-five plate performance, which included two doubles and three runs-batted-in.

Geoff Allen and Jon McGuinn each contributed a pair of hits and an RBI in Hamilton’s 11-hit attack.

Eric Perez (1-1) picked up the win allowing only one run on three hits in five innings. Jesus Chourio finished up, allowing only two hits.

Jason Pilkington (0-1) took the loss in his debut for Guelph.

Former Canadian Olympian and pro Jeremy Ware was 3-for-4 in his return to Guelph to lead the Royals.

Each team committed one error.

The T-Birds, whose 2-4 record leaves them in a three-way tie for third place, are back in action on Friday night, 7.30, when the 7-1 Toronto Maple Leafs visit Bernie Arbour Stadium.