Late Game Rally Provides Insurance, Majors beat Red Sox 10-3
It was a close game at Labatt Park Friday night until it wasn’t.
For much of the evening’s game, the story was Mack Major and Pedro De Los Santos duelling it out on the mound to begin the game. While both arms allowed their fair share of hits, they each seemed to wiggle out of jams. The Majors got on the board first with a second inning Keith Kandel ground out. Brantford evened it up on an infield hit before the Majors regained the lead thanks to Evan Britt. In the sixth, Adam Filmon had a sacrifice fly to give the guys in pinstripes a two-run cushion.
However, in the seventh, the ballgame changed. Pedro De Los Santos loaded the bases, before subsequently escaping unscathed. In the bottom of the 7th, the offence went to work. With the top of the order due up, the tables were set for Cleveland Brownlee, who drove home a run on a single. Hayden Jaco followed that up with a single of his own to score another. Austin Wilkie doubled home two more, knocking Mack Major out of the ballgame. More runs were tacked on, as the Majors sent thirteen men to the plate and scored six runs.
Mike DeLong would come in to pitch a clean 8th inning before Eduardo Perez and Braeden Ferrington would pitch the 9th. Things cooled off offensively after the 7th until with 2 out in the ninth inning, where Nick Burdett homered to make it 10-3. The game would end by that score.
That was the final regular season home game for the Majors, as they travel to Welland for a Saturday evening affair, before travelling to Kitchener on Sunday afternoon to close out the 30-game, two-month long sprint.
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