Boon Throws a Gem in 7 Innings
On Saturday the Majors made up for the loss on Thursday along with the rained out game on Friday in a big way vs the Brantford Red Sox from Arnold Anderson Stadium.
With London's own Owen Boon on the hill, the Majors wasted no time getting off to a hot start on the offensive side. Starting with the second batter of the game with Carlos Arteaga driving in Chris McQueen on a double, the Majors would not look back from there. Scoring 6 in the first inning off Brantford starter Adam Jafine. The Majors would score 4 more in the 4th, 3 in the 7th, 2 in the 8th and 3 final runs in the 9th. All but 1 run was manufactured by timely hitting, although the Majors did have a big blast and a career moment for starting catcher Evan Britt who hit his first career home run. Britt had a career game going 3 for 6 cashing in 3 RBIs
Defensively Owen Boon came out pitching what can only be described as a gem. Through Boon’s 7 innings of work on Saturday, he would strike out 12 Red Sox while only allowing 1 unearned run before handing it over to Jacob Startek for his first inning of work this season. Startek would strike out 1 while allowing 2 earned runs. Bo Buckley would come in for the 9th, facing the minimum striking out 1.
A busy weekend comes to an end on Saturday as the Majors take on a familiar face once again on a Sunday afternoon as they travel to Hamilton to take on the Cardinals. Following that game, they will face these same Red Sox on Wednesday night before coming home on Friday to take on the Kitchener Panthers.
On other notes, this past Friday night’s game against the Hamilton Cardinals that was rained out has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug 25th at 7:35 pm. All tickets purchased for that game can be redeemed for the rescheduled game.
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