A sweep gives Majors birth to Semi Finals
It was another beautiful Sunday night at the Forks of the Thames as the Majors looked to move on to the semi-finals of the IBL playoffs as they looked to put away the Brantford Red Sox for the third time in 3 days. After tailing early on, the Majors walked away and ended the Sox season with a 23-4 victory.
The Sox would get out to an early 4-1 lead but would be erased by the Major scoring in their next 5 straight innings. Kieran Bowles who had himself a career game in this one would add on to Starling Joseph's sacrifice fly by driving in both Cleveland Brownlee and Byron Reichstein on one of his 3 singles in the game. Bowles would finish 3 for 5 with 5 RBIs, missing his first career home run by mear feet. The big inning for the Majors came in the 4th inning when a double by Taylor Wright was followed by back-to-back home runs by Joseph and Reichstein. Jakob Newton’s single to bring in the Majors' 6th run of the inning. 7 Majors had multi-hit performances as the team racked up 24 hits in the contest. 9 players had at least 1 RBI with only 4 of the 23 runs game unearned due to Red Sox errors.
With the Major’s top two starters still resting after the season finale vs the Maple Leafs and the pennant-clinching game, Bo Lewington would get the start on the hill. Unfortunately, Bo would allow 4 runs in his outing but did strike out 6 Red Sox. Fernando Fernadez would have another brilliant performance this time out of the bullpen in relief going 4.2 innings, allowing no runs and striking out 3. Anderson Acevedo would finish the contest by striking out 2 in 2 innings pitched.
With the Guelph vs Hamilton series still in action, the Majors will now have a rest period while waiting for their next opponent. The Majors could face either Toronto or Hamilton depending on the outcome of the remaining series. Follow along on the Major's social media accounts, or subscribe to the Majors Newsletter on our website for an updated schedule once it has been finalized.
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