Majors split double header with Panthers
On Sunday afternoon, under the warm summer sun, the Majors made their first trip to Kitchener to take on the Panthers in a doubleheader as part of a makeup from a rainout earlier this season.
In game one, the Majors' bats were clearing the fences at Jack Couch with 7 of the 8 runs coming on home runs as Jakob Newton, who was the second batter of the game launched a ball over the scoreboard. Cleveland Brownlee would tie his season high in home runs with his 13th of the season, one that looked to find the off-ramp of Highway 7. Dan Perrier and Starling Joseph also got into the fun with a home run of their own. Jose Arias would go a complete game (7 innings) with 9 strikeouts while only allowing 3 earned runs in the contest. The Majors would get the victory 8-4.
After a brief break between games, so both teams could recharge, the Majors would return to the diamond. The Panthers returned hungry for revenge after game one. Scoring 7 runs in the first 3 innings before Jakob Newton continued his hot month of July with his second home run of the day while also scoring 3 runs. Robert Mullen would also have a home run followed up by a Gibson Krzeminski double in the 6th inning. Taylor Wright would continue the comeback driving in Newton in the 7th but that would be as close as the Majors would get, falling 11-7 to the Panthers. Pedro De Los Santos and Connor Ambrogio combined for 6 strikeouts but 10 earned runs allowed.
The Majors will look to bounce back on Monday taking on the Brantford Red Sox to cap off a busy weekend. Tickets for the Latin Long Weekend Celebration can be purchased at the gate or online at www.londonmajors.com
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