Majors Streak Moves to 3
After Sunday’s matchup vs the Barrie Baycats was rained out, the Majors looked to start the season 3-0 for the first time since going 13-0 in 2017. Their opponent Wednesday night was the Brantford Red Sox.
On 5 days rest, Roop Canderdat turned to his ace once again in Owen Boon and he did not let him down. Boon would continue his dominance in the first inning striking out the first two batters he faced before an error allowed a runner on first before getting Liam Sutherland to fly out to end the inning. Boon would load the bases in the second before giving up a single run on a single by Michael Deluca. From there the strikeouts would continue as Boon would strike out 10 more in his outing before turning it over to a well-rested bullpen in the 8th. Boon would go 7.1 innings, 13Ks, 0 walks and 2 earned runs. London native Braeden Ferrington would come in for the final 1.2 innings where he would strike out 1.
Things on the offensive side did not start as the previous games did for the Majors. After the Red Sox starter, Bennett Moore was lifted the Majors bats came alive. Humberto Ruiz would welcome Lombardi into the game with a single before Carlos Arteaga and Byron Reichstein joined Ruiz on the base paths. Although Cleveland Brownlee did pop up to the shortstop, Majors first baseman Josh Williams continued his hot start to the season with a 3 run double to center field to quickly unload the bases and have the Majors take a 3-1 lead, and they did not look back from there. Julian Johnson and Hayden Jaco would also drive in 2 more runs before the end of the inning giving the Majors a 5-1 lead with less than 3 to play. Humberto Ruiz would come around to score on a triple and an error in the 8th inning. The scoring would be capped off by center fielder Austin Wilkie who would drive in pinch-runner Robert Doyle from 3rd base.
The Majors next game is Friday night vs the Kitchener Panthers at 7:35 pm. Make sure you get your tickets to see special guest Sportsnet's Blue Jays Central host Jamie Campbel make his way to the forest city on Friday as part of his IBL tour. Tickets can be purchased on the Majors website.
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