The first place Fredericton Royals downed the Chatham O’Donaghue’s Ironmen 5-3 Thursday night in NB Senior Baseball League action. The Royals improve to 9-0 while the Ironmen fall to 6-2 with their only losses at the hands of Fredericton. Derek Wilson was tagged with the loss giving up 5 runs on 4 hits over 7 innings while recording 7 strikeouts and surrendering 3 walks. Wilson, who also homered, falls to 2-1 on the season. Matt Jenkins had a pair of hits and Jon Saunders and Kyle Gilligan singled. Chatham hosts Charlottetown Sunday at 2pm.