Giants 8 Royals 2- Recap 7/26

Posted by John Pardo on Jul 27 2015 at 05:00PM PDT

The Santa Cruz Royals muster 7 hits, drop 8-2 contest to the Giants

Despite a big day at the dish from Chris Rains, who finished 2-4, the Santa Cruz Royals lost 8-2 to the Giants at Aptos High School on Sunday.

#9, #11 and #1 helped lead the Giants. They combined for eight hits and six RBIs.

John Pardo was the game's losing pitcher. He allowed 3 earned runs in six innings, walked one and struck out two.

The lead stayed with the Giants after the first, when they scored two runs on a two-run single by #11.

The Giants piled on four more runs in the top of the fifth. The inning got off to a hot start when #1 singled, scoring #22. That was followed up by #11's double, plating #2 and #1.

Two runs in the bottom of the sixth helped the Santa Cruz Royals close their deficit to 7-2. A walk by Christopher Cooper and an RBI single by Matt Fraser triggered the Santa Cruz Royals' comeback. Joe Newman to end the Santa Cruz Royals threat.

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