Majors hand Jackfish 2nd straight lose
In a battle of the top two teams in the IBL, the Majors welcomed the Welland Jackfish to the not-so-friendly confines of Labatt Park and reminded them why the Majors are the current IBL Champions. The Majors would walk away with a 17-5 victory.
Starling Joseph was able to give the Majors a 2-0 lead early on as he cashed in Cleveland Brownlee and Robert Mullen on a double off the base of the wall in the first inning. Owen Boon would already have 5 strikeouts in the first 2 innings as he returned to his dominant self after his rare rough inning vs the Baycats on Sunday. Gibson Krezminski would score Brownlee on a single to left field to increase the lead to 3-0.
The Majors would turn around the bats in the 4th inning as Brownlee would drive in another run to increase his Majors All-Time RBI lead that was announced prior to the game with a single bringing in Chris McQueen. Robert Mullen would add to the Majors' lead while climbing the league leaders in Home runs only trailing Brownlee prior to the game with his 3-run home run that was followed up by Starling Joseph who greeted Casey Bouilere- Howard with a first-pitch home run.
Krezminski would make an incredible diving catch in foul territory on a bunt in the 5th inning as which was followed up by a laser throw from Mullen to catch Morello at second base. With runners on second and third, Cleveland Brownlee would hit an absolute no doubt three-run home run giving the Majors an 11-0 lead. Owen Boon would continue to dominate the Jackfish as he would finish the night only allowing 5 hits while striking out 8 and walking 2 in an excellent bounce-back game.
In the back half of the game, a total of 7 more runs would come across in the final 3 innings. Cleveland Brownlee would go 4 for 4 with 4 RBIs while Starling Joseph would go 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs. Gibson Grezminski would not be outdone going 3 for 5 with 3 RBIs himself. Fernando Fernandez would pitch a great 8th inning going 1-2-3 before struggling in the 9th inning allowing 5 runs in the inning but was able to close the game out and give the Majors the victory.
The London Majors are a member of Canada’s top baseball league, the Intercounty Baseball League. In 2021 the London Majors won the IBL Jack & Lynn Dominico Trophy. The 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.londonmajors.com or follow the Majors on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter at @Londonmajors