Wild 9th Inning Leads Majors to Victory Over Cats
If you wanted drama, Saturday night in Barrie was the place to be. Luke Kelley getting his first start of the season for the boys in blue.
Trailing early after a lead off home run in the first, the Majors would answer back with their own home run in the 3rd inning by Julian Johnson. Chris McQueen would score Robert Doyle on a sac fly to take the lead although Barrie would score 4 runs between the 4th and 5th innings. The 6th inning was quiet on both sides before Adam Filmon would score both Jaco and Reichstein bringing the Majors to within 1.
Heading into the top of the with the Majors now down 9-6, the Majors would start things off with walks by Jaco and Filmon. Evan Britt would come up clutch on an error by the shortstop scoring Jaco. Keith Kandel would come off the bench to run for Britt before McQueen would walk, loading the bases for Austin Wilkie. Wilkie would drive in Doyle bringing Byron to the plate once again, things would not stop there though. Byron would drive in a run followed by Cleveland Brownlee driving in 2 with a single to center field. Not only would Cleveland drive in two but would also score on a double, going first to home by Jaco. The Majors would score a total of 7 in the inning taking a 13-9 lead. The Baycats would score one in the bottom of the inning but would get out of the inning with a fly out to left fielder Robert Doyle then throwing out the runner standing on second to end the inning and securing the victory.
On the mound, Kelley would go 7 strong innings giving up 5 in his Majors’ starting debut. Lucas would also strike out 4 in his 7 innings of work walking 3. Mike DeLong would come in getting 1 out in the 8th inning before turning it over to one of the hottest pitchers on the Majors staff in Jaryd Lund. Lund would go a 1 inning striking out 1 giving up 1 earned run before Braeden Ferrington would come in for his 2nd save of the season, tying him with Lund on the Majors.
The Majors look to get win number 3 of the weekend Sunday in Kitchener who they saw twice on Friday night. Their next home game will be Wednesday night as part of a rainout game vs the Hamilton Cardinals from Aug 13th, tickets for that game can be purchased on the London Majors website www.londonmajors.com
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