Majors need Extras, Get win in 11th
After less than 24 hours the Majors travelled down the 401 to Guelph to take on the Royals for the second time, looking to sweep the home and home series. After 18 innings in 24 hours, the teams needed 2 extra innings to finish off this game with the Majors coming out victorious 7-6.
After facing the top pitcher in the IBL last night, the Royals sent their ace to the mound Claudio Custodio. The Majors would be no hit until the 6th inning when Taylor Wright would single to start a comeback inning for the Majors. Phil Whelan would single Wright in getting the Majors on the board followed by a hard hit double by Chris McQueen which scored the second run. A ground-out by Drew Lawrence would have the Majors down by 1 run heading into the back half of the game. Cleveland Brownlee would continue his hot start this season as he had a single in the 7th inning, it is his 12th straight game with a hit. Robert Mullen tied the game in the 7th inning with a ground out that scored Lawrence from third. Both teams would trade runs in the 10th inning before Phil Whelan would score on a wild pitch in the top of the 11th inning that would eventually be the game-winning run.
Pedro De Los Santos would start the game by giving up 2 runs in the first inning before settling down slightly. Going 5 innings giving up 5 runs while striking out 4 before turning the game over to the bullpen down 5-3 in the 6th inning. Bo Lewington would come out of the bullpen and pitch very well in relief going 4.1 innings allowing only 1 run (in extras) while striking out 2 before Jaryd Lund would get the final 2 outs in the 10th inning and then sitting down the side in the 11th to secure the win. Lund would strike out 4 of 5 batters he faced.
The Majors are back at it for their 11th annual Pack the Park Father’s day event on Sunday as they take on the Barrie Baycats at 1:05 pm. Gates will open at 11:30, free tickets can still be claimed online at www.packthepark.ca
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