Royals sweep weekend, tops in Midget division

The Ridge Meadows Royals rode their second perfect weekend of the young baseball season to first place in the B.C. midget AAA league

The Ridge Meadows Royals rode their second perfect weekend of the young baseball season to first place in the B.C. midget AAA league, sweeping double-headers against Kamloops and Cloverdale.

They are now 11-2 overall.

On Saturday in Kamloops, Seth Injates took the mound in the first game and threw four solid innings to pick up a 5-1 win. Relief pitcher Miguel Norquist earned a save. Nick Peters paced the offence, going three-for-four with a double, RBI, and a run.

Game 2 saw an offensive explosion, as the Royals pounded out 13 runs on 13 hits while drawing nine walks en route to a 13-2 win.

Trevor Reed pitched a complete game for the Royals in the victory.

On Sunday, the Royals returned home to play a double-header against the Cloverdale Spurs.

Chris Bailey took the ball for the Royals in the first game, and was dominant in allowing only five hits on the way to a complete game 1-0 shutout. He struck out a season-high 12 batters.

In the final game of the weekend, Kyron Smith went four-for-four with a double, a walk, and two RBI, including driving in the game-winning run on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh, to give the Royals a 9-8 victory and a perfect weekend.

 

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