Baycats spoil 11th annual Pack the Park presented by Foxwood Homes
It was a battle of the last two IBL champions for a packed Father’s day event as the Barrie Baycats came to town as the Majors looked for the sweep of the weekend but would fall to Barrie 14-8
A low scoring first 3 innings as both teams were only able to score a run each before both offences blew up. Offensively the Majors were able to get 1 run in the 3rd inning as Cleveland Brownlee had a single in the bottom of the 3rd to extend his hit streak to 13 games.
Unfortunately, the always sharp Owen Boon got into a little trouble in the top of the 4th inning as he was touched up for 4 runs giving the Baycats a 5-1 lead. Former New York Yankee Cesar Cabral who arrived earlier in the week made his much-anticipated debut going 2 innings with only 1 hit and 3 strikeouts in his work. In the bottom of the 5th inning Robert Mullen scored Drew Lawrence, and Cleveland Brownlee on a home run to right center field to get the Majors within 2 runs. In the following inning, the Majors pieced together another 3 runs to take the lead.
The Majors pitching staff was put to the test today with a total of 5 pitchers used in the game. Jordan Spring and Braeden Ferrington were both used in the 7th inning when the Barrie scored 5 runs to retake the lead 11-7. Jaryd Lund would come in after a dominant performance yesterday to finish the afternoon off on the defensive side of things. Robert Mullen was able to drive in a run in the bottom of the 9th inning on a deep home run over the left field wall but the Majors would fall short 14-8.
The Majors are back in action on Tuesday vs the Hamilton Cardinals in a makeup game at 7:35. Tickets from May 27th are able to be used for this game or purchased online at londonmajors.com
The London Majors are a member of Canada’s top baseball league, the Intercounty Baseball League. In 2021 the London Majors won the IBL Jack & Lynn Dominico Trophy. The 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.londonmajors.com or follow the Majors on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter at @Londonmajors