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Jackfish lose, win streak snapped at eight

After giving up a three-run homer in the first inning, Guelph pitcher Claudio Custodio went eight strong innings, striking out 13 Welland hitters
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Guelph Royals had two big innings Saturday night at home to break the Welland's eight game winning streak with an 8-5 win behind the stellar pitching of Claudio Custodio who improved his season record to 7-0.

Custodio went eight innings, allowing only five hits and two walks while striking out 13. He rebounded after allowing a first inning three-run homer.

Malik Collymore homered in the fourth inning to start Guelph’s five run rally. Brando Leroux went 3-for-4 to lead Guelph including an RBI double in the fourth inning. Ethan Hammond also added two hits and three RBI’s with a two-run double in Guelph’s five-run fourth. Josh Garton also added two hits for the Royals.

The Royals sealed the victory on J.D. Williams' two-run single in the sixth followed by a run scoring single by Hammond, giving Guelph an 8-4 lead.

Brandan Nicholson’s three-run home run in the first inning gave Welland an early 3-0 lead. The Jackfish added single runs in the fourth and ninth innings but fell short.

Chris Lazar (1-3), in relief of Welland starter Wyatt Hummel, took the loss. He lasted only 1.2 innings, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk. Hummel went 3.2 innings, allowing four runs on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

Welland remains in first place at 22-7 while Guelph improved to 20-9.