Bantam Royals stretch win streak to 11 games after sweep of Interior

The Ridge Meadows Royals moved into second place in the B.C. Minor Baseball bantam AAA league with a four-game sweep during last weekend’s swing through the Interior, stretching their win streak to 11 games.

The Ridge Meadows Royals moved into second place in the B.C. Minor Baseball bantam AAA league with a four-game sweep during last weekend’s swing through the Interior, stretching their win streak to 11 games.

The Royals travelled to Kamloops on Saturday for a double-header to take on the Kamloops Riverdogs before travelling to Kelowna to take on the Okanagan Athletics for a pair of games on Sunday.

The Royals struggled on defence and on the mound for much of the weekend, but the team’s bats were able to get them out of trouble, scoring 62 runs in four games.

The road trip opened with a 13-9 win over Kamloops for the Royals, followed by 13-3 drubbing later in the day.

Sunday saw the Royals make short work of the Okaganan Athletics, winning 15-2 in the first game.

The Athletics were able to score 10 runs in the second game of the double-header, but couldn’t keep up to Royals’ bats as they won 21-10 to complete the sweep of the interior.

The Royals have managed to register double-digit runs in each of their last 10 games, scoring 148 runs in that stretch.

The Royals are now 15-4-1 in league play, with an overall record of 26-10-4.

The Royals are: Ryan Anderson, Graham Bailey, Kole Benard, Devon Bird, Nick Evans, Bayley Germaine, Liam Godfrey, Brendan Halstrom, Matt Jonsen, Colin McMaster, Andre Pelletier, Kyle Ross, Ben Stadnik, and Matt Whieldon.

Midget AA playoffs

The Fraser Valley Midget AA baseball league playoffs got underway this week with four local teams in the running.

The Ridge Meadows Mariners edged Aldergrove 8-7 on Tuesday, while the Ridge Meadows Braves tied Chilliwack No. 1 7-7.

The Ridge Meadows Silverhawks lost 12-8 to the Mission Twins.

The Ridge Meadows Royals were to face the Mariners at the Albion Sports Complex Thursday night at 7 p.m.

All the teams will be in action this weekend as they finish up round robin play.

The Silverhawks face the Port Coquitlam Phillies at Hammond Park 6:30 p.m. on Friday, while the Royals take on Aldergrove at Larry Walker Field, also at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

The Braves face Chilliwack No. 2 at home at the Albion Sports Complex at 7 p.m., while the Royals face the Coquitlam/Moody Cubs Saturday at 6 p.m., also at Albion.