Majors break losing streak with dominant pitching

With just over half an hour before first pitch, mother nature decided that she was tired of the heat and cooled everyone off with rain. Thankfully the rain did not damage the field to much and the Majors were able to take on the Jackfish. Both teams were riding streaks while the Majors were looking to break both. It would take extra innings but the Majors would end Welland’s win streak and the teams losing streak with a 4-3 extra innings victory. 

Coming in with 74 strikeouts on the season, Owen Boon was on the mound for the 9th time this season. It would be another incredible performance by the Londoner as he would pitch 8 innings while allowing 3 runs (2 earned) while walking 1 and striking out 12. Boon continues to lead the league in strikeouts as he has a 21-strikeout lead on second place. Jaryd Lund would pitch 2 innings in relief while striking out 2 in the process. 

The Majors were held off the scoreboard until the 8th inning when Kayne McGee got things started with a walk before being lifted for pinch runner Charles Bowman. Brett Graham would hit a double to left field to get the scoring started. An error by the pitcher with Byron Reichstein at the plate and a single by Tommy Reyes Cruz, the two teams would head to the 9th tied at 3. 

For the first time this season at home, fans were treated to extra baseball which means fans would see the MLB rule where the inning started with a runner on second (the last out of the previous inning). It only took 1 pitch in the extra inning for the Majors to secure the victory as a Dan Battle bunt and sloppy infield defence, the Majors would secure the victory. 

It is a quick turnaround as the team is in action on Saturday in Barrie before travelling to Kitchener to take on the Panthers while the team will not be home till Tuesday vs Guelph.

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. The league was established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit or follow the Majors on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Threads, Twitter and TikTok at @Londonmajors