Majors use small ball to get victory over Jackfish
It all starts with the small ball and just 1 run. The Majors used the small ball and timely pitching to take the victory over the Welland Jackfish 4-0.
Prior to the game, the Majors signed Cris Ruiz as a catcher for the team, he would not have to wait long to get his first action as a Major as he would start behind the plate catching Majors ace Owen Boon.
Owen Boon was back to his old self as during this outing he would have the Jackfish flop around striking out 6 batters while not allowing a walk and only allowing 4 hits. The Majors would also be held off the run column until the 5th inning when pitch hitter Drew Lawrence would fly one to right field for a sac fly scoring Starling Joseph from 3rd base to give the Majors the lead they would not give up.
Boon would get into some trouble in the 6th inning having the bases loaded with 2 outs before getting his 6th and final strikeout of the game and leaving the bases loaded. After a leadoff single for Myles Miller, the recently self-proclaimed streaky Byron Reichstein would hit his 4th home run over the right-field fence giving the Majors a few extra runs. Tommy Reyes Cruz would cap off the scoring as he drove in Brad Verhoven with a single to right field.
A 3-inning IBL debut for Alex Springer would be exactly what the Majors needed as he would face 12 batters while striking out 4 to get his first save in a Majors uniform. It is a quick turnaround for the Majors as the team is back in action vs the Hamilton Cardinals to celebrate Canada Day with gates opening at 4 pm for this game. Fireworks will be on display as well after being put on by the City of London.
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