Royals score late, then bury River Falls

The Rochester Royals went scoreless until the sixth inning but still managed to beat River Falls 8-2 in amateur baseball.

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RIVER FALLS, Wis. — It was a delayed offensive effort by the Rochester Royals, but better late than never worked out as they beat River Falls 8-2 in amateur baseball on Wednesday night.

The Royals scored three runs in the sixth, three in the eighth and then two more in the ninth.

The Royals have now won seven straight games. It is their second seven-game winning streak of the season as they have now won 14 of 15 and are 15-2 overall.

Logan Milene led the offense, going 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs. Michael Michalak and Sam Warren chipped in two hits apiece. Bo McClintock hit a double and drove in two runs.

Winning pitcher was Matteo Finocchi. He went the first 7 1/3 innings and allowed six hits and two runs while striking out eight. Palmer Mickelson finished things up for the Royals and allowed just one hit in 1 2/3 innings.


Easton Fritcher, a 2022 Hayfield grad who will play at the University of Minnesota, made his debut for the Royals and he was 0-for-3 with a walk.

The Royals will host the Northfield Knights at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mayo Field in a regular-season Section 1B game. The Royals have a 3-0 record in section games.

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