Royals fall to Greyhounds
AUSTIN — Early runs from the Austin Greyhounds led to a big deficit for the Rochester Royals and there would be no comeback in Wednesday night's 14-3 loss at Marcusen Park.
This was the first meeting of the season between the Greyhounds and Royals, two long-time rivals in Section 2B. The lopsided loss drops to the Royals to the fourth seed in the upcoming section playoffs.
Royals starting pitcher Garrett Benson gave up three runs in the top of the first and the Greyhounds added five more in the second inning. Dan Swift had a three-run homer to make it 8-0.
Although the Royals didn't score off Hounds starter Joe Huffman, they did get three runs off reliever Zach Schara in the top of the sixth. Drew Block, who had three hits on the night, singled and went to second on a wild pitch. Buzz Hannahan then walked and two runs scored on an error off a grounder by Dave Adams. Josh Matti drove in the final run with a groundout.
Greyhounds 14, Royals 3
Royals ....... 000 003 0 — 3 6 1
Greyhounds ..... 350 240 x — 14 9 1
Rochester Royals:Joe Moen 1-for-3; Drew Block 3-for-4, R; Buzz Hannahan 0-for-2, BB, R; Dave Adams 0-for-3, R; Josh Matti 0-for-2, BB, RBI; Charlie Hinsch 1-for-3, 2B; Jimmy Strain 1-for-2, BB. LP:Garrett Benson 4 1/3 IP, 14 R, 13 ER, 9 H, 5 BB, 1 HB, 4 K. RP: Rannon Arch 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K.
Austin Greyhounds:Andy Swank 2-for-3, BB, 3B, SB, 4 R; Nick Rohne 2-for-3, BB, 3B, 3 R, 2 RBI; Carig Braaten 2-for-3, BB, 2B, 3 R, 5 RBI; Dan Swift 2-for-3, BB, HR, R, 4 RBI; Tyler Leopold 0-for-2, RBI; John Kirby 1-for-4, R; Joe Kroc 0-for-2, BB, R; John Frein 0-for-1, BB, HBP, R. WP:Joe Huffman 5 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K. RP: Zach Schara 2 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K.