Royals lost the lead late in a 10-8 defeat to Fishers on Friday. Jacob Daftari drove in five runners in the loss. Daftari drove in runs on a home run in the first and a single in the sixth. HSE notched three runs in the sixth inning. Royals batters contributing to the big inning included Daftari and Zach Boyle, all driving in runs in the inning.
Carter Lohman took the loss. He lasted four and two-thirds innings, allowing nine hits and nine runs while striking out four and walking one. Sam Bachman and Rutger Poiry pitched relief.
Royals smacked two home runs on the day. Daftari had a four bagger in the first inning. Greyson Droste had a long ball in the third inning. Daftari led with two hits in three at bats.