Majors cruise to victory over Cardinals
In another Sunday afternoon tilt, the Majors travelled down to Hamilton to take on the Cardinals on Sunday. Looking to go 2-1 on the weekend, the Majors dominated the Cardinals 13-2, improving their record to 12-5.
Starting right from the first inning, 11 players would come to the plate, including Drew Lawrence who went 2 for 2 in the inning with 2 singles. The Majors would lead 6-0 after 1. Unfortunately, the Cardinals would have to face Jose Arias who would come into the game not allowing an earned run since May 21st vs Welland while carrying an ERA of 0.47. The Dominican righty would have his best outing so far this season, going 6 innings, allowing only 2 hits, walking 1 while striking out a season-high 11 Cardinals. Arias would lower his ERA to 0.40, the best in the IBL.
Playing in his 11th game this season, Dan Perrier would announce himself to the league in this game going 4 for 5 with 6 RBIs. Most importantly, the 6’9” lefty would hit his first two IBL home runs in back to back plate appearances (2nd inning & 4th inning). The Majors’ heart of the order in Brownlee, Mullen and Joseph would go a combined 6 for 14 with 4 RBIs in the contest.
Daniel Gore would come in for the 7th inning getting 2 strikeouts after a tough battle with the Cardinals leadoff man Josh Niles would hit a home run on a full count to break the shutout for the Majors. Cesar Cabrel would also pitch 2 innings of work, getting 4 strikeouts while allowing 1 earned run as well.
The Majors are back in action to celebrate Canada Day on July 1st as they take on the Barrie Baycats at 6:05 pm with fireworks and autograph sessions afterwards. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets early as this annual tradition sells out fast. Tickets can be purchased online at www.londonmajors.com
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, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.londonmajors.com or follow the Majors on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter at @Londonmajors