GUELPH - Stratford City Mazda Indian Midgets travelled to Hastings Park on Wednesday, June 11 to take on Guelph Royals in an Intercounty League game.
Indians knew they were in tough as the Royals had only one loss in league play.
Colton Gill led off the game with a long double to right field. He moved to third and scored on a base hit by Julian Herrell. Brody Higgs followed with one of his two base hits.
Herrell scored on the next play with the Guelph shortstop making an errant throw, making the score 2-0.
Kelton Frey was given the task of holding down the vaunted Royals’ attack and did not disappoint. In the third, Gill led off with a walk and swiped a couple of bases. Evan Lindsay stroked one of his two base hits on the night to cash in Gill, pushing the score to 3-0.
Royals added one run in the bottom of the third, but the Indians answered in the fourth. With two out, Bronson Higgs and Brock Jeffrey stroked back-to-back singles. Both scored again on a misplayed ball by Guelph, boosting the count to 5-1.
In the top half of the fifth, Herrell ripped a double and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Johnson, pushing the score to 6-1.
Brock Jeffrey threw a scoreless sixth inning in relief of Frey, who pitched a great game.
In the seventh, it was Herrell again this time driving a long triple to deep right. He scored on a perfect suicide squeeze bunt by Johnson.
After the Royals had loaded the bases in the seventh, head coach Don Grasby called on Parker Wamboldt to close the game out. With one away, Wamboldt made a perfect pitch, caught a one hopper back to him, and threw to catcher Bronson Higgs who threw to first for a game-ending double play.
The final score showed the City Madza crew ahead 7-4, earning a well-deserved victory.