By PATRICK SLACK
Royalton cruised to a doubleheader sweep at West Central Area, Thursday, defeating the Knights 11-1 and 12-4.
Freshman Jordan Smieja went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs, while senior Jeremy Grittner reached base three times and drove in three runs to lead Royalton in the opener.
Seniors Brandon Lattimer and Tyler Sieben, juniors Matt Silbernick, Nick Woidylla and Lucas Snyder, sophomore Cade Stang and freshman Brady Moulzolf collected the Royals’ other hits.
It was more of the same in the second game, as the Royals again tallied 10 hits.
Grittner and Moulzolf each had two hits, with Grittner driving in two runs and Moulzolf scoring twice.
Senior Steve Hoff and junior Noah Farrell also crossed the plate twice and Sieben drove in two runs.
Hoff allowed only run and struck out eight to pick up the win in the opener.
Stang earned the win in the finale, striking out the side in the seventh to finish off the sweep.
Royalton 11 10 0
West Central 1 3 0
Royalton—Jordan Smieja: 2-2, 2B, 2-RBI, R; Jeremy Grittner: 1-1, 2B, 3-RBI, 2-R, 2-BB; Brady Moulzolf: 1-2, 2-R, 2-BB; Matt Silbernick: 1-2, 2B, 2-R; Brandon Lattimer: 1-3, RBI, R; Nick Woidylla: 1-1, R; Tyler Sieben: 1-3, R; Cade Stang: 1-4, RBI; Lucas Snyder: 1-1; WP-Steve Hoff: 6-IP, 1-R, 3-H, 0-BB, 8-K.
Royalton 12 10 1
West Central 4 2 2
Royalton—Jeremy Grittner: 2-2, 2-RBI, R; Brady Moulzolf: 2-3, 2-R; Noah Farrell: 1-3, RBI, 2-R; Steve Hoff: 1-3, 2-R; Matt Silbernick: 1-2, R; Cade Stang: 1-4, 2B, 2-RBI, R; Tyler Sieben: 1-4, 2B, 2-RBI; Lucas Snyder: 1-2; WP-Stang: 7-IP, 4-R, 2-H, 3-BB, 7-K.