Majors Fall for a Second Game in a Row
The Majors took a rare Tuesday night bus trip down to Hamilton to take on the Cardinals for the first time this season.
For the second game in a row, the Majors offence would struggle against their second right-handed starter in as many games. Facing off against the Cardinals Matt Duffy, the Majors were down early as a two out hit by pitch would lead to two runs at the bottom of the 1st. From there the scoring would be silent until the bottom of the 6th inning where the red birds would score 4 followed by 5 in the bottom of the 6th. The Majors bullpen struggled after taking over for starter Owen Boon giving up a total of 9 runs in 2.3 innings.
Offensively, Matt Duffy was able to struke out 7 Majors batters through 6 innings. 1st baseman Evan Britt was able to drive in a run during the top of the 5th inning that would make it a 1 run game at the time before Hamilton would take a hold on the league. With the game out of reach, Arturo Guzman was able to drive in Hayden Jaco who singled to center field to start the 9th inning on a single to right field for his first hit and RBI of his IBL career.
On Friday night the Majors will look to bounce this two-game losing streak vs the Welland Jackfish at 7:35 pm. That would be the first of what will be a busy weekend for the team as they will play 4 games in 3 days. Saturday vs the Kitchener Panthers and a doubleheader vs the Barrie Baycats as part of the makeup game from July 11th. Tickets to all Majors home games can be purchased on the Majors website.
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