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Ridge Meadows Royals win 12th straight

In their first meeting of the season with the Cloverdale Spurs, the Ridge Meadows Royals dumped their league rivals 9-4.

It was the Royals 12th straight win in B.C. Minor Baseball Midget AAA play.

The Royals jumped out to an early lead, scoring four runs in the first inning and adding a pair in each of the next two en route to the win.

With the victory, the club improves to 21-4, strengthening their hold on first place.

Nathan Kitamura started on the mound for the Royals, battling for the complete-game win, allowing two earned runs while striking out five.

Cole Ross went 3-4, including his third home run of the season.

Brandon Sound went 3-4, while Eric Blower went 2-2 to help out offensively.

The Royals will head over the Golden Ears Bridge to Cloverdale this weekend for a rematch with the Spurs with a pair of game on Saturday.

The Royals then return home for their final meeting of the season with the Mid-Valley Saints, a double-header which gets underway at noon at the Albion Sports Complex.

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