Majors get 5th straight victory
For the second time this season the Majors were a part of a home and home series, this time vs the 403 rival Red Sox. After a dominant victory on Sunday 14-4, the Majors would complete the 2-game sweep of the Sox 16-1
Coming into this game, the Majors had just completed a 3 in 3 over the weekend and were turning to Techumseh native, Daniel Gore for his second career start. It wasn’t the start that Gore or the Majors wanted as he would issue 3 walks and a single in the first inning, although he would give up a run, the Majors would lead 3-1, off a Starling Joseph 2-run home run.
Daniel Gore would settle down after the first only allowing 3 hits and while striking out 9, doubling his season total to 18 in 4 appearances (2 starts, 2 relief efforts). The Majors would continue their dominant offence putting up a total of 16 runs on 14 hits. Jakob Newton, who started at second base, would hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot to increase the Majors' lead. With Drew Lawrence being awarded 1st base on a dropped 3rd strike and missed tag by the catcher, Byron Reichstein would drive a ball to right-center field to record his first RBI of the season before Cleveland Brownlee drove him in to give the Majors a 7-1 lead.
With runners on 2nd and 3rd, Keith Kandel would continue his stellar season as he drove in the Majors' 8th run of the game. Outfielder Austin Wilkie came into the game in the 7th inning to hit a 3-run home run on the 4th pitch he saw. There would be a lot of fireworks in the inning including a grand slam by Dan Perrier to give the Majors’ a 15-1 lead. Jordan Spring would come into the game for the bottom of the 7th and 8th inning and get 2 strikeouts in his outing before handing it over to Braeden Ferrington to close the game.
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