Majors make it 4 in a row
With a little humidity at the forks of the Thames rive on Friday night, it was a battle of the last two IBL champs as the Majors welcomed in the Barrie Baycats. The Majors would continue their win streak with a 4-3 win.
Majors starter Jose Arias would have another dominant outing getting his 5th double-digit strikeout game with 12Ks and no earned runs, the 7th time doing so this season. Arias also went 6+ innings for the 10th time. Braeden Ferrington, unfortunately, would not have his best inning in the 8th allowing 2 runs on 2 hits, 1 run was on an error though followed by another hit and walk before turning things over to Daniel Gore with 2 runners on an 1 out. Gore would get the 2nd out of the inning on 1 pitch on a fly out to right field but move the tying run to 3rd base. With the bases load, Gore would get a ground out to 2nd base with, to get his first career save.
The starters silenced both teams' offences until the 3rd inning when Jakob Newton would have a single up the middle that score Keith Kandel. Austin Wilkie would have a single in the 5th inning that scored Drew Lawrence on an error by the second baseman. Newton would have himself a night as he would go 3-4 with a line drive home run over the right field wall to give the Majors a 4-1 lead. Barrie would score 2 runs in the top of the 8th but would not get any closer than that.
Another 3 in 3 weekend as the Majors travel to Brantford for their Pack the Park. Majors fans are encouraged to make the trip down for free baseball starting at 8 pm. Sunday the Majors go a little further down the 403 as they take on the Hamilton Cardinals. The next home game for the Majors will be next Friday as the Cardinals come to town while Fergie Jenkins will also be in attendance. Tickets are available at www.londonmajors.com
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, Tik-Tok, Youtube and Twitter at @Londonmajors.