Hard-luck Royals suffer road sweep

Parksville Premier Baseball League squad drops pair of one-run games after outhitting rivals

The Parksville Royals went unrewarded in a tough weekend on the road, dropping all four of their B.C. Premier Baseball League games on the Lower Mainland Saturday and Sunday despite outhitting opponents in two of the losses.

On Saturday, the Royals fell 4-3 to the Abbotsford Cardinals when the hosts scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Royals had just plated two runs in the top half of the inning to tie it.

Liam Janzen went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and two runs scored to pace the Royals, who outhit the Cardinals 6-4. Jacob Ingersoll took the loss in relief of Ethan Christensen, who walked three and allowed one run in four innings of no-hit ball. Jayden Saban and Matt Stevenson added run-scoring hits in the loss.

The Cardinals cruised to an 11-2 win in the second game. Christensen delivered an RBI single and the Royals added an unearned run in a two-run fourth inning.

On Sunday, Royals ace Adam McKillican saw his four-game winning streak come to an end thanks to one rough inning in a 3-2 loss at Langley.

The right-handed hurler, who is among the league leaders in wins and strikeouts, tossed a four-hitter over six innings.

The Royals took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third with the help of a pair of Langley errors and Spencer Walton’s RBI single.

But Parksville left the bases loaded, and the Blaze answered in the bottom half in what turned into a disastrous frame for McKillican and the visitors. The inning started with a leadoff walk and the Blaze took advantage of two hits, two hit batters, an error and a passed ball to plate their three runs. The big blow was a two-run double by Dawson Gray.

The Royals outhit the Blaze 5-4 in the loss.

Langley capped the doubleheader sweep with an 11-1 win in the second game. Robbie Dhut singled home Kiran Carcary, who reached on a double in the top of the fifth, for the Royals’ lone score.

—NEWS Staff

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