Osika & Majors score 7 on Maple Leafs in victory

Written by Dan Haugh Photo by Matt Hiscox

The London Majors defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-4 on Friday night at Labatt Park extending their record to 8-3.

The star of the game on the mound for the Majors, was left-hander Travis Keys who recorded his third win of the season by pitching seven strong innings. He held Toronto to one run on five hits while striking out five. Jonathan Henry and Jaryd Lund each pitched one inning of relief behind Keys. 

Five of London's 10 hits came in a four-run second inning rally that made the score 6-0. That rally was ignited by four straight hits. A single by Ty Mosher, a Champ Garner double, and consecutive singles by Tristan Osika and Starling Joseph got the rally started. Eduardo De Oleo added an RBI single later in the rally. London added a single tally in the sixth inning when Brad Verhoeven led off with a single and was driven home by a Tristan Osika double.

Toronto scored single runs in the third and eighth innings and a pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning that made the game interesting, but Jaryd Lund managed to wiggle out of a bases-loaded jam to preserve the victory by the 7-4 score.
Tristan Osika led the London offence with a 3-for-4 two-RBI effort while Champ Garner. Starling Joseph, Kaiden Cardoso, Eduardo De Oleo, Victor Plaz, Brad Verhoeven, and Ty Mosher chipped in with one hit each. 

The Majors are back home at Labatt Park on Father's Day afternoon for a 1:05 P.M. start against the Hamilton Cardinals.