Royals in tournament

September 22, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Centre Dufferin District High School Royals baseball team won’t be playing in the District 4 / 10 regular season this year.

They fielded a team but didn’t have the needed administrative involvement until after the schedule had been created. The squad travelled to Guelph on Thursday, September 15, to take part in a pre-season high school baseball tournament. The team started out with their first game against ST. James.

Royals pitchers Ty Doney and Scott Pendleton spent three innings each on the mound.

Rookie, Aiden Hunt, had a line drive for a single in his first high school at-bat.

They were squeezed out in this first game taking a 5-4 loss.

Game two of the tournament had the Royals leading 7-6 in the late going, but with a time game, the clock ran out and the score reverted back the last completed inning to hand them a loss. Cade Burton pitched four strong innings allowing only one run.

The big play of the game happened when second baseman Tyler Bryan caught a screaming line-drive , stepped on second base, then threw to fist for a triple play.

Ryan McLean and Ty Doney led the offence with two hits each.

In their third game of the tournament, the Royals took a 7-5 loss to Our Lady of Lourdes. Kyle Besley led the offence with a three-for-three game. Hunter Milsap was credited with a walk, a stolen base, and a scored run.

Over all the coaches were happy with the team’s performance stating “We had great success. CDDHS has a very young team, yet the competed very well today.”

They have plans to get the Royals team back in the regular season schedule next year.

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