LONG BEACH—The Royals closed out their 2016 Area Code Games campaign with a 4-1 win against the Athletics.
Arthur Pate (Shorewood High, Seattle) went 3-for-4 for the Royals, with two RBIs and a run. Pate said he wanted to treat the Area Code Games as an experience more than a showcase. He added that he wanted to work on getting stronger by next spring.
Jeremy Yelland (Central Valley High, Spokane) pitched a strong game for the Royals with two scoreless innings.