Newton, Arias, Fernandez help Majors to game 3 win
After dropping game two in Toronto, the series shifted back to London for game 3. In front of an estimated 3,500 people, the Majors took care of business winning 6-3.
With Jose Arias on the mound, he would continue his excellent season going 6 innings allowing only 2 earned runs while striking out 6. The 2 runs that Arias allowed came in the 1st and 4th innings on soft hit balls that score runners on base. Fernando Fernandez would record his first save of the 2022 season going 3 innings striking out 1 while only allowing 3 hits including a solo blast by Justin Marra.
The Majors bats continued to be a key reason for the Majors’ terrific season as 7 of the 9 starters recorded a hit while Taylor Wright, Dan Perrier and Byron Reichstein all had a multi-hit game. In the first inning, Robert Mullen scored Taylor Wright to tie the game back up after the Leafs got the first run of the ball game. Jakob Newton who unfortunately was not named as the league's rookie of the year made a statement in the 2nd inning as he crushed a baseball to center field scoring 3 runs. Taylor Wright who was named an IBL All Star earlier in the day increased the Majors’ lead as he scored Kandel in the 4th. In the 7th inning after watching Justin Marra hit a solo home run, Byron Reichstein took a ball over the right field fence for a solo shot of his own.
Game 4 of the series will take place on Sunday night at Christi Pits before returning to the forks of the Thames River on Tuesday night. Tickets for that game are already on sale at www.londonmajors.com
The London Majors are a member of Canada’s top baseball league, the Intercounty Baseball League. In 2021 the London Majors won the IBL Jack & Lynn Dominico Trophy. The 100-year-old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.londonmajors.com or follow the Majors on Facebook, Instagram, Tik-Tok, Youtube and Twitter at @Londonmajors.