Lund and the Majors Stay Hot
Wednesday night from the confines of Arnold Anderson Stadium in Brantford the Majors looked to continue their dominance over the Red Sox.
Just like their last trip to Brantford on Saturday, it started early for the Majors with Cleveland Brownlee driving in Austin Wilkie who with his recent hot bat was moved up into the 2nd spot in the lineup. Hayden Jaco continued his push for rookie of the year with his first RBI of 6 on the evening with a single to drive in Byron. Jaco would go on to be a double shy of the cycle finishing 4 for 5 on the evening. Center fielder Austin Wilkie hit his first career home run of the season in the 5th inning on a 2-0 fastball from Gabe Bruder. The Majors would be held scoreless in the 6th, 7th and 8th before scoring 3 more runs in the 9th.
Defensively Nick Carrell pitched 2.2 innings while getting into trouble with the walks as he had 6 giving up 4 earned runs in his outing before turning it over to Jaryd Lund who went 4 innings striking out 3. Lund’s dominance would be followed up by an artistic performance by Bo Buckley who would strike out the side in the bottom of the 8th before turning it over to newcomer Luke Kelley who arrived on Monday and pitched a dominant 9th inning.
The Majors are back at it on Friday night where they will finish off the July 24th game vs Kitchener starting at 6:30 before playing their originally scheduled game now 7 innings following. They will also travel to Barrie and Kitchener on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Tickets for Friday can be purchased online.
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