Majors get third straight victory
With 7th place locked up, the Majors took on the 8th place Red Sox looking to stay hot going into their final 2 matchups on the regular season. First up was the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. It took extras but a sac fly in the 10th inning by Starling Joseph would make victors out of the Majors.
Jordan Schulefand who went 4-4 the day before in left field would start on the mound for the Majors going 2 innings getting his possible last start before playoffs. Robert Mackie and Braeden Ferrington would have troubles with the Red Sox before turning things over to Skylar Janisse who would lock things down on the hill giving the offense a chance to come back. Janisse would pitch 3.1 innings striking out 5 while only allowing 1 hit.
Brett Graham would get the Majors on the board again for back-to-back days as his single in the 1st scored Dan Battel before Will Pollard would knock Starling Joseph in. Battel’s single in the 4th was a successful hit and run that would score both Judd Walker, Byron Reichstein and Charlie Bowman. Bowman had himself one of his best outings as his 2-4 with 3 RBIs helped the Majors come back in the later innings as the Red Sox had put up 6 runs in the 6th inning. With Dan Battel on 2nd to start the 10th inning as the ghost runner, Starling Joseph would hit a ball as far as he could without putting it over the fence, would score from 2nd base on the sac fly. Tommy Reyes-Cruz would give the Majors some insurance helping secure the victory.
With Monday off the team will finish the season on Tuesday in Guelph vs the Royals after last week’s game was rained out. The playoff schedule is expected to be announced on Monday morning.
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