Majors fall in barn burner

Another Tuesday, another Majors game but this time 401 rival Guelph Royals were the Majors’ opponent. Unfortunately, a late home run by the Royals would lead to a 14-11 defeat.

It was a tale of two-way threats for the Majors on the hill as Robert Mackie got the start in the contest. The British Columbia native would go 4.1 innings, allowing 3 earned runs while striking out 2. In the 5th inning Majors manager Roop Chanderdat called upon infielder Keith Kandel to take over on the mound. Keith pitched 2.2 innings, allowing 3 runs. This is not the first time Kandel had pitched in the IBL as he pitched .2 of an inning this season and 2 innings last year. Braeden Ferrington would pitch the final 2 innings, giving up 5 runs while striking out 3.

The Majors’ offence took a little to get things started vs the Royals but in the 5th inning an explosion of 5 runs. In the 6th inning, it was even bigger of an explosion as the Majors added 6 runs including a grand slam for the birthday boy Starling Joseph. All 9 players in the starting lineup came away with a hit in the game while only 6 of the 9 recorded multiple hits. The offence was well spread out as well as 6 Majors recorded RBIs in the game. 

Tuesday was the start of a very busy week for the Majors as they will take on the Maple Leafs on Friday at home, Red Sox Saturday while capping it off with a visit to Toronto on Sunday. Tickets for all Majors home games can be purchased online at

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