Majors sweep 2 game weekend
With mother nature cancelling Saturday’s game vs the Royals, the teams battled at the Forks of the Thames in an early afternoon affair. This one went in the way of the Majors as they finished the day with a 4-1 victory.
With Owen Boon on the mound, the Royals were going to be in tough as the Londoner would go 8 innings, fanning 11 as he increased his league as the strikeouts leader (56 strikeouts on the season) and only allowed 1 earned run and 2 walks. The Majors pitching staff has seen a significant turn lately since July 1st as the team has seen the walks given up drop. After Boon, Braeden Ferrington came in to close the game in the 9th giving up 1 walk to shut the door.
In the second inning, the Majors got things started after a walk and a stolen base by Starling Joseph, Tommy Reyes-Cruz got the Majors on the board with a single to center field before Keith Kandel scored Reyes-Cruz and Austin Wilkie with a single to shortstop to stretch things open. A wild pitch scored Cris Ruiz in the 6th to cap off the scoring for the Majors.
Mother nature's rain out on Saturday may be a blessing for the pitching staff as the team is back in action quickly on Tuesday as the Welland Jackfish come to town. Tickets for Tuesday and all Majors’ home games are available online at www.majorsstore.com.
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