Majors fall in Barn Burner to Jackfish
In a matchup of two of the top 3 teams from 2022, a trip up to Welland put the Majors against the Jackfish on Saturday evening. In what hockey fans would call a barn burner, the Majors fell to the Jackfish 12-11.
Offensively, Eduardo De Oleo continued to be an offensive threat each at bat as he drove in 2 runs in the first inning. Unfortunately, the Majors’ pitching and defence were unable to keep the Jackfish from answering as 5 runs were put up on the board in the bottom of the first. After 2 scoreless innings, the Majors scored 3 runs which included a triple by Dan Battel, who on the day went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs and a walk. Cleveland Brownlee, who had only 1 home run in his first 7 games would have 2 vs the Jackfish with 3 RBIs. Majors infielder Tommy Reyes Cruz would also get in on the RBI party as he accounted for 2 of the 10 of the 11 runs scored.
The Majors pitching staff was in tough against a strong offensive team. Edison Gonzalez would get the start as he went 5 innings giving up 6 runs while striking out 4. Braeden Ferrington who had pitched well on Friday night gave up a 2 run, home run to pitch hitter Ethan Hunt before Abdiel Velasquez would replace him in the 6th inning. Overall the Majors gave up 11 earned runs in the contest.
After the rest of the weekend and the week off till Friday, the Majors will take on the Kitchener Panthers who have been a real surprise in the IBL this season before travelling to Guelph on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, the team also announced that Fathers Day Pack the Park is back presented by Foxwood Homes. Tickets can be purchased on the Foxwood Homes website.
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 www.londonmajors.com or follow the Majors on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter and TikTok at @Londonmajors