2 Run First Inning, leads Majors to Victory
It did not look like Friday night’s game vs the Toronto Maple Leafs was going to happen but mother nature had other plans as the Majors work their way through the final weeks of the season.
Skipper Roop Chanderdat knew that things were close even though the Majors had a 4.5 game lead heading into the game over the Kitchener Panthers every win is important to the Manager and players. Owen Boon would be on the bump for the Majors looking for his career high 7th win on the season and he would not disappoint in the 5-1 victory. Boon would get into a little trouble giving up a single and two walks but would settle down from there going 7 innings while striking out 5 giving up 0 runs. Nick Carrell and Braeden Ferrington would finish the game giving up only 1 hit and 1 unearned run between the pair.
The Majors bats were having a great day getting 15 hits in the victory with 4 of those coming in the first inning where 2 runs would be scored to give the Majors a 2-0 lead. Cleveland Brownlee would score in the 3rd inning on a pass ball followed by a single by Adam Filmon who would drive Brownlee in on a single in the 5th inning ending the scoring for the Majors while they wouldn’t need anymore either. Julian Johnson would have one of his best nights at the plate going 3 for 4 while 8 of the 9 members of the starting 9 had at least 1 hit in tonight's game.
As the season comes to a close before the playoffs the games start to add up as the Majors will travel to Barrie to take on the Baycats then finish up their home and home on Sunday night. Tickets for Sunday nights game are available online at www.londonmajors.com
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