14 unanswered runs lead the Majors to Victory
On a rare Tuesday night for the Majors, they would look to bounce back after a loss to the Baycats on Sunday as the Hamilton Cardinals made the trip down the 403. The Majors would get back to their winning ways with a 14-6 win. Keith Kandel would appear in his 300th career game in the IBL.
With Daniel Gore making his first career IBL start it would get off to a rough start giving up 5 runs in the first inning. 2 bloop hits and 2 home runs the Majors would find themselves down early. A 6th run would come in during the 2nd inning as Gore would start to settle down as he did not allow a run in the 3rd, 4th and 5th inning before the Majors bats came alive.
With lead-off singles from Austin Wilkie and Cleveland Brownlee, Robert Mullen would hit his 6th home run of the season to cut the Cardinals' lead in half. The Majors would score 5 runs in the third inning before Jakob Newton would tie the game at 6 in the 5th. Austin Wilkie would join the hit parade hitting his 5th career home run with a 3-run shot in the 5th. It would be a 7-run inning for the Majors as they would lead 12-6 after 6 innings that included a home run by Starling Joseph giving the Majors a home run in 13 of 14 games so far this season.
With Fernando Fernandez into the game, Gore would go 5 innings, striking out 5. Fernando would come in to pitch 2 innings with 2 strikeouts in the game. In the 7th inning, Gibson Krezminski and Chris McQueen would drive in 2 more runs as 14 unanswered runs came across for the Majors in 5 innings. Jordan Spring would come in for the top of the 8th inning getting his first career strikeout and 2 flyouts while also pitching the 9th inning totalling 3 strikeouts.
The Majors return to the friendly confines of Labatt Park on Friday taking on the 1st place Welland Jackfish. Tickets can be purchased online at www.londonmajors.com or join Noah Smith and Dylan Baker on youtube for the game.
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