Majors first team to 30 wins
For the second time this weekend, the Majors were on the road, this time to take on the Kitchener Panthers looking to keep their lead on the Welland Jackfish atop the standings. The Majors would take this one 17-2
With Owen Boon looking for his 9th win on the season, 1 behind teammate Jose Arias. Boon would pitch a dominant 6 innings only needing 92 pitches to get through those 6 innings. Striking out 8 while only allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run in the outing, Owen Boon would also record the 400th strikeout for the Majors pitching staff, the first team to do so this season in the IBL. Anderson Acevedo would pitch the 7th adding 2 more strikeouts to his season total. Taylor Wright would pitch the 1.1 innings only allowing 1 hit while Keith Kandel would also pitch the final 2 outs of the inning in his second pitching outing of his career.
It wouldn’t take long for the Majors to get the lead. With the bases loaded, Jakob Newton and Taylor Wright would both be forced in with walks to Mullen and Joseph before Byron Reichstein would take the 0-1 offering from Andy Leader over the fence to give the Majors a 6-0 lead. Jakob Newton would hit his first home run of the game in the inning as well. Robert Mullen would also have a home run in the game, putting him 1 home run behind teammate Cleveland Brownlee who also tied Welland’s Justin Gideon for the league lead. Jakob Newton also had a second home run in the third inning for his 7th of the season. Only 2 Majors did not have a hit in the game while 6 Majors had at least 1 RBI.
The Majors get 3 critical wins on the weekend before taking on the Guelph Royals on Friday night! Tickets can be purchased online at www.londonmajors.com or at the gate on game day.
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