Toronto’s Royal Blues

It wasn’t the kind of start Toronto pitcher Clay Caufield had in mind when he took the mound Sunday at Dominico Field at Christie Pits for an Inter-County baseball game against the Guelph Royals.

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The right-hander and his Maple Leafs squad in the field quickly fell behind after Guelph hammered four homers, eight hits and nine runs, chasing Caufield off the hill with only two outs in the top of the opening frame.

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And it didn’t get much better. With the huge deficit to start the game, offensive output sputtered for the Toronto club and after nine innings the game mercifully ended with the visiting Royals handing the home squad a 16-4 loss.

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Second baseman Dan Marra tags Guelph catcher Justin Interisano, below.

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The Leafs will try to get a win and improve on their 4-4 win-loss record when they host the Kitchener Panthers Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Rock ‘N’ Ribs

Brampton’s Rotary Club is holding its 9th annual Rib’nRoll event in the city’s downtown Gage Park venue this weekend.

Music acts on the main stage, such as Toronto’s The Marc Joseph Band, below…

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…and Anna Leeming from Fleetwood Mac tribute band Fleetwood Nicks…

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…keep visitors entertained while enjoying delicious barbecued ribs.

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Ribs galore! These tasty racks provided by Brampton’s own P&P Catering with owner’s son Steven Trasias at the grill.

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