Majors’ walk it off

Written by Dan Haugh/Photo by Matt Hiscox

The London Majors defeated the Chatham-Kent Barnstormers 7-6 in an exciting back and forth 10-inning contest on Tuesday night at Labatt Park. The game was a make-up of a June 2nd rainout.

London scored their seven runs on only six hits, but it was the nine walks that Barnstormers´ pitching gave up that proved to be the difference. The most important walk of the night came with the Majors heading into the bottom of the 10th inning trailing 6-4. A three-run rally completed by a game-ending bases loaded walk-off walk to Byron Reichstein gave London the win, moving their record on the season to 9-4.

Victor Payano started on the mound for London striking out six, and was followed by Jonathan Henry, who kept the game close with three innings of middle relief before Christian Coombes picked up the win on his one inning of work in the 10th inning.

Byron Reichstein and Eduardo De Oleo had two RBI each for the Majors. Reichsteinś two RBI came on a sacrifice fly in the second inning four-run rally and on the big bases-loaded 10th inning walk-off walk. Gibson Krseminski had two hits for London. Champ Garner with his fourth double of the season and singles by Kaiden Cardoso, Starling Joseph and Eduardo De Oleo rounded out the six-hit attack by the Majors.

The Chatham-Kent 15-attack was led by Robert Mackie who went 3-for-5. Lee Kucera, Seth Strong, Braxton Haggith and Anthony Polowick had two hits each.

The London Majors will be back in action on Friday June 21st when they will welcome the Welland Jackfish to Labatt Park for a 7:30 start.