Boon returns for dominant game 2 performance
On the eve of most students returning to school, the Majors looked to take a commanding 2-0 series lead in the Semi-Finals vs the Hamilton Cardinals. The Majors’ dominant pitching and runs in 5 innings would give push the Cardinals to the brink of elimination with an 8-2 win.
Owen Boon who was getting his first start since Aug 23rd came into the game looking to continue off what was a dominant season that most would put him in the top 5 in the league this season. Boon would go 7 innings, allowing one unearned run, while striking out 5. Bo Lewington came in for the 9th and put his last outing behind him going 1 inning, striking out 1 only allowing 1 hit. Connor Ambrogio and Braeden Ferrington came in to finish the game off to combine for the 9th inning, allowing only 1 run between the two of them.
Offensively the Majors were not able to hit a ball out of Labatt Park on Tuesday night but were able to hit multiple extra-base hits in this game that drove in runs. Starling Joseph started the game off for the Majors with a double in the second scoring Robert Mullen while Dan Perrier continued his hot playoffs going 1 for 2 while lifting his playoff average to .500 with 6 RBIs. Taylor Wright continued to be the Majors’ offensive juggernaut as he added 4 more RBIs in the contest bringing his playoff total to 12 (3 up on teammate Starling Joseph.) Byron Reichstein put the game out of reach with a triple into right field scoring Robert Mullen for the 7th run of the game.
Game 3 will take place on Wednesday night in Hamilton at 7:30 at Bernie Arbour Stadium where the Majors will look to close out the series and move on to their second straight IBL finals.
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