Majors get back to back wins over Sox
Photo by: Josh Mailloux
With 2 massive games this weekend vs the Baycats and Panthers in their race to first place, it was important for the Majors to take care of business on Friday night. The Majors took on the Red Sox on Friday night for the second time in 5 days and just like Tuesday night, the Majors would come out on top of this game with a 20-4 victory.
Calgary, Alberta native Bo Lewington was on the mound to start the game, looking to repeat Daniel Gore's performance on Tuesday. This would be Lewington’s 11th appearance of the season, going 6 innings, striking out 5 while only allowing 2 runs. Anderson Acevedo would pitch 2 innings in the contest, while he did struggle, walking 4, he did strike out 3 batters while allowing a run in each inning. Connor Ambrogio who also saw action on Tuesday would pitch the 9th, striking out 1 and allowing only 2 hits while getting a fly out and a ground out in the inning.
Offensively the Majors bats continued to show why they have a run differential of +169 (182 against/351 scored). Things got started by Taylor Wright getting one of his 5 RBIs on the night with a double to score Jakob Newton. The Majors would score three runs on wild pitches in the game while the Red Sox 5 errors also was a difference maker in this game. The 6th inning was one of the biggest innings for the Majors all season, with 14 players coming to the plate and 9 runs scored. Early in the 6th, Phil Whelan would hit a ball that looked like it was going to clear the fence but dropped in for a double scoring 2 runs. Whelan would not be out there long though as Kieran Bowles who saw time behind the plate, at 3rd base and shortstop in the game would line a single back up the middle. In the 7th inning with the bases loaded after multiple hit-by-pitches and a single by Jakob Newton, Robert Mullen would clear the bases with a Grand Slam. With Braeden Ferrington coming in to run for Cleveland Brownlee in the 7th, Jose Arias would come to the plate in the bottom of the 8th for his first IBL plate appearance but flew out to left field.
The Majors are in Barrie on Saturday and Kitchener on Sunday before returning to take on the Royals on Friday, Aug 19th. This will be the last regular season game at home for the Majors. Tickets can be purchased online at www.londonmajors.com or at the gate on game day.
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