CANNON FALLS -- Logan Milene and Hayden Brown hit solo home runs as the Rochester Royals won their home opener 7-3 over the Rochester Roadrunners in amateur baseball on Friday night at Mayo Field.

Milene and Brown both finished 2-for-4. Milene also hit a double and drove in two runs while Brown had one RBI.

Nick Pearson was also 2-for-4 for the Royals.

Milene put the Royals ahead 2-1 with a solo homer in the fourth. Michael Michalak hit a two-run double in a four-run fifth and Milene followed with an RBI double. Brown hit his homer in the bottom of the eighth.

Mitch Brown started for the Royals and he pitched two scoreless innings. Matteo Finocchi then came on to pick up the win. He allowed three runs, two earned, over six innings on two hits and he struck out 13 and walked five.

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The game was the season opener for the Roadrunners (0-1).

The Royals (1-1) will host the Lake City Serpents at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mayo Field.

Royals 7, Roadrunners 3



Rochester Roadrunners: Taylor Field 1-for-3, 1 R; Parker Holmstrom 1-for-4, 1 2B; Matt Kosel 1-for-4, 1 RBI. Pitchers: David Dahlstrom 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K; Alex Ferguson (LP) 5 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.

Rochester Royals: Alex Holets 1-for-3, 1 2B, 2 R, 2 SB; Chris Cartwright 1-for-4; Michael Michalak 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI; Logan Milene 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI; Sam Warren 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 SB; Hayden Brown 2-for-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI; Nick Pearson 2-for-4, 1 R. Pitchers: Mitch Brown 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K; Matteo Finocchi (WP) 6 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 13 K; Derek Lilledahl 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.