The Guelph Royals got two or more hits from six different players on their way to a 7-6 win over the Kitchener Panthers on Monday afternoon at Hastings Stadium.
The win, in what was Guelph’s Intercounty Baseball League home opener, lifted the locals to a 1-1 record early in the 2014 season. Their game scheduled for Saturday in Burlington was postponed.
At the plate for the Royals in the win, Tino Silvestri had a triple and two singles, as part of a 14-hit attack. Keith Kandel, Shaun Valeriote, Jonathan Palumbo, Justin Interisano and Bruce Yari all had multi-hit games with
Yari adding a home run and scoring twice.
The game was played in front of a couple of hundred sun-drenched fans at Hastings Stadium.
On the mound, Guelph’s Gavin Free recorded the win going five innings and striking out five.
The win included a circus-like catch by the Royals’ Josh Garton that saw him fall over the home-run fence and hang on to the ball.
Guelph is at Hamilton on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. game before they host Hamilton on Saturday at 1 p.m.