Tensions ran high in the 9th but Majors get victory

In the final regular season home game in London, both the Baycats and Majors left over 2,000 fans at Labatt Park breathless after one of the best games of the season. The Majors took the possible playoff matchup 6-5. 

With rookie Alex Springer getting the start on the bump after he had been great out of the bullpen so far this season. Springer would pitch 5 innings striking out 4 only allowing 4 runs. Braeden Ferrington took over in the 6th only allowing 1 hit in his one inning of work. Vancouver’s Robert Mackie took over in the 7th inning where he allowed 1 run facing 5 batters before Jaryd Lund took over with 2 outs in the inning. Jaryd Lund came into the game in the 7th looking to close the Baycats out, he would get himself into trouble with a 1-run lead in the 9th inning and the bases loaded, and he would show the ice in his veins recording his 4th strikeout and sealing the Majors victory.

Cleveland Brownlee would get things started for the Majors offensively with a single into left-center field that would score Byron Reichstein in the 1st inning before Tommy Reyes-Cruz would ground into a fielder’s choice scoring Starling Joseph. Joseph would do it himself in the 3rd inning as he hit a deep home run, his 10th of the season. Kayne McGee who has shown his power throughout the season, hit his second home run of the season, this one to one of the deepest parts of the ballpark. A single by Brad VerHoven would help drive Dan Battel in to increase the Majors’ lead. The speed of Drew Lawrence would help cause an error at 1st base giving the Majors a 6-2 lead that they would not look back on. 

It is 2 road games this weekend before the playoffs start next week. The schedule for the first round of the playoffs will be released on all social media platforms once it has been finalized.  

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. The league was 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, Youtube, Threads, Twitter and TikTok at @Londonmajors