Sunshine jumped out to a 4 run lead, scoring 3 runs in the 2nd, and 1 run in the 3rd. from Sandringham starter, Spencer Jack.
In contrast the Eagles import starter Eric Bruns held the Royals scoreless in their first 3 frames.
Mitchell Wilcox then relieved for the Royals, giving up 4 runs in the 6th, and a further run in the 7th from 6 hits, a walk, and 2 fielding errors by Sandringham.
Eric Bruns continued for the Eagles, finally giving up 4 runs to the Royals in the 8th, and 1 final run in the 9th, having pitched 137 pitches and a dominant complete game.
Best for the Royals were Jordy Barnett with 2 runs from 2 doubles, Jake Wonnacott – 2 singles, and Marco Lezaic – 2 singles.
Eagles 9 runs, 15 hits, 3 errors.
Royals 6 runs, 11 hits, 4 errors.
The Royals get a return match against the Eagles this Wednesday in a mid-weeker out at Melbourne Ball Park.
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