Burlington Twins can’t hold lead, fall to Royals

The Guelph Royals won their third straight game with a 5-3 decision over the Burlington Twins to stay in a third-place tie with the Barrie Baycats in Intercounty Baseball League play Thursday (July 19).

The Royals and Baycats are now tied at 19-15.

Guelph scored three runs in the eighth inning, behind Sean Reilly’s two-run home run and Kevin Treichel’s run-scoring double, to overcome a 3-2 deficit for the win.

Mark Allen added two hits including a double and an RBI while Nathan Grant also drove in a run with a double in the first inning.

Kyle Morton led Burlington with a two-run double in the first to tie the score at 2-2 before Matt Romanin’s run-scoring single in the seventh gave Burlington a short-lived 3-2 lead.

Chris Nagorski (1-2) was the winning pitcher in relief of starter Adam Reynolds. Nagorski pitched 2 1/3 innings striking out three and walking two while allowing no runs and no hits. Reynolds went 6 2/3, giving up three runs, only one earned, on six hits, three walks and three strikeouts.

Matt St. Kitts was the loser for Burlington, giving up four runs, three earned, on six hits and one walk in 7 1/3 innings. He struck out nine before being relieved by Aaron Boag who finished up.