Royals sweep through Interior

The Ridge Meadows Royals won four games in the Interior over the weekend, sweeping a pair of double-headers.

Tyson Floris of the Ridge Meadows Royals rips a pitch in a recent midget game.

The Ridge Meadows Royals won four games in the Interior over the weekend, sweeping a pair of double-headers against the Kamloops Riverdogs and West Kelowna Diamondbacks.

In Saturday’s first game against Kamloops, the Royals found themselves down 5-2 heading in to the sixth inning.  However, the bats exploded for 15 runs over the final two innings, leading to a 17-6 win.

Chad Weststeyn went the distance, allowing four earned runs on 12 hits while striking out four.

Kyron Smith led the way offensively for the midget AAA team, going 5-6 with a triple and five runs batted in. Jonah Weisner (3-6, two RBI) and Josiah Williams (2-3, two RBI) also had solid games.

In second game, the Royals again found themselves in a big hole, trailing 7-1 after an inning of play. However, as they had done in the first game, the Royals came back and won the game by a score of 10-9.

Ridge received contributions from all parts of the line-up, led by Weisner (4-4, RBI, three runs), Brayden Slaughter (3-4, three RBI and two runs), Nick Peters (2-3, double, two RBI and a run), and Tyson Floris (3-4, two RBI).

On Sunday, the Royals took on the Diamondbacks in a rematch from two weeks previous. In the first game of the day, the Royals won a hard-fought contest by a score of 5-4.

Williams picked up the win, throwing all seven innings while allowing nine hits and striking out three.

Seth Injates had a triple, while Weisner (1-2, with a double), and Peters (1-3, RBI, two stolen bases) continued their strong weekends.

In the final game of the weekend, the offense once again came out strong as it had on Saturday, which led to a 13-2 six inning win.

Floris was strong on the hill, tossing a complete game.

Numerous players chipped in, led by Hayden Tupper (2-2, two RBI, run), Slaughter (2-4, double, two RBI, two runs), Smith (2-4, stolen base, two runs), Robert Gibson(2-4, two RBI, run, stolen base), and Injates (1-3, double, RBI, run, HBP).

• The Royals are in Vancouver on Sunday for a double-header against the Mounties.


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