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Jackfish down Kitchener for fourth straight victory

Welland improves to 7-3 with 16-hit home win in front of 1,825 fans
Jacques, the Welland Jackfish mascot in file photo

WELLAND – Robert Mullen homered and drove in three as Welland beat Kitchener 11-5 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory.
Mullen also singled and doubled in the Jackfish’s 16-hit attack in front of 1,825 fans at home. Dawson Tween went 3-for-5 with three RBI, Tyson Gomm and Ethan Hunt each had two hits and drove in a pair of runs, Steven Moretto added an RBI and Tyler Dupuis and Caleb Feuerstake had two hits apiece.
Welland righty Enrique Saldana (1-0) allowed two runs in seven innings for the win. He scattered eight hits and struck out one as the Jackfish improved to 7-3.
For Kitchener (2-7), Simon Grinberg and Nick Parsons each drove in two runs. Jorden Carthy went 3-for-4 with two runs and Jett Jarvis and Stephen Whalen each picked up two hits.
Pedro De Los Santos (0-1) took the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits over 3.2 innings. He fanned four.

Leafs take down Royals

GUELPH – Toronto scored twice in the seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie and roll to a 6-1 win in Guelph on Saturday.
Dionysius Chialtas drove in Dan Marra with a triple to score the first seventh-inning run. Chialtas came around to score on a Justin Marra single two batters later.
Marcus Knecht drove in two on a pair of hits, Ryan Dos Santos had an RBI and two steals, and Jordan Castaldo went 2-for-5 and scored twice.
Max Lanoue (1-0) picked up the win in relief with two scoreless innings. He walked one and fanned five. Julian Valdez recorded the last six outs for his first save. Marek Deska started for Toronto and went five innings, yielding a run on five hits with a walk and strikeout.
The Leafs improved to 4-7.
For Guelph (5-2), Brando Leroux drove in the only run on two hits. Evan Ashe went 3-for-3.
Rhys Montgomery (1-1) allowed two runs on five hits over two innings to take the loss. He struck out two.
Jacob Kush lasted six innings and gave up a run on three hits with four walks and eight strikeouts.

Red Sox rout Barnstormers

CHATHAM – Rain was the only thing stopping the Red Sox on Saturday night.
Brantford pounded out 14 hits in an 18-5 win that was cut short after seven innings once the skies opened up at Fergie Jenkins Field.
Vaibhav Desai went 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBI for the Red Sox (2-7). He also scored four times. Jeremie Veilleux singled, homered and drove in two, Ethan Paulos went 2-for-5 with four RBI and two runs, Kieran Bowles drove in a run on three hits, Gus Wilson singled, doubled, scored twice and had an RBI, and Jordan Lewis drove in a run.
Josh Laukkanen (1-1) struck out eight over six innings to collect the win. He was charged with three runs on six hits and a walk.
Chatham starter Cam O’Reilly (0-1) gave up eight runs on seven hits in two innings for the loss. He walked two and didn’t register a strikeout.
Seth Strong continued his torrid start to the season, driving in four on two hits to push his batting average to .419. Braxton Haggith drove in the other run. Spencer Marcus went 3-for-4 and scored, and Lee Kucera singled twice and scored twice.
Chatham-Kent dropped its seventh straight after opening its first season with two wins.

Sunday, June 9
Kitchener at Brantford, 2 p.m.
Welland at Toronto, 2 p.m.
Chatham-Kent at Hamilton, 2:05 p.m.
London at Barrie, 3:05 p.m.

Thursday, June 13
Hamilton at Welland, 7:20 p.m.
Toronto at Kitchener, 7:30 p.m.
Brantford at Barrie, 7:35 p.m.

Friday, June 14
Barrie at Chatham-Kent, 7:35 p.m.
Kitchener at Hamilton, 7:35 p.m.
Toronto at London, 7:35 p.m.
Guelph at Brantford, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 15
Welland at Guelph, 1 p.m.
Barrie at Chatham-Kent, 1:35 p.m.
Hamilton at Brantford, 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 16
Hamilton at London, 1:05 p.m.
Guelph at Welland, 1:05 p.m.
Kitchener at Chatham-Kent, 1:05 p.m.
Brantford at Toronto, 2 p.m.