Majors fall in Milestone game for two Majors
For the first time, the Majors started their busy weekend with a Thursday night contest vs the Kitchener Panthers. Unfortunately, the Majors bats were unable to keep up with the Panthers as they would fall 11-5.
Things started off rough for the visiting team as Abdiel Velasquez was only able to pitch one inning, giving up 4 runs while facing 8 batters before turning this game over to the bullpen. Cam O’Reilly pitched 4.2 innings before giving up 3 runs in the 6th inning. Skylar Janisse, Jaryd Lund and newcomer Robert Mackie would be in this game to finish it out.
Offensively only 6 Majors were able to record a hit while Brad Verhoven was the only Major to have 2 hits in this game facing off against Kitchener’s Yamichael Perez. The two highlights for the team were rookie catcher Brad Verhoven who in the 5th inning hit his first career IBL home run down the right field line and Majors 1st baseman Cleveland Brownlee hit his 500th career RBI on a solo home run in the 8th inning.
A rare weekend where the team will play all games on the road as they travel down to Hamilton on Friday before taking on the Guelph Royals on Saturday. The team returns to Labatt Park on Friday, June 30th on Hall of Fame night vs the Welland Jackfish before continuing the tradition of Canada Day with the Majors with their 6:05 pm contest vs the Hamilton Cardinals.
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