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London makes major push late to beat Baycats

Trailing late, Majors strung together nine straight runs in last two innings en route to 14-9 victory; Barrie back in action Thursday versus Brantford
Canice Ejoh of the Barrie Baycats is shown in a file photo.

BARRIE – Better late than never for the London Majors.

Trailing by four with six outs left, the Majors scored nine straight runs in the last two innings of a 14-9 win Sunday in Barrie.

Victor Plaz went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI for London (7-3). Eduardo De Oleo also went deep and drove in two, and Byron Reichstein went 3-for-5 with a solo home run that started the rally in the eighth inning. Brad Verhoeven and Gibson Krzeminski each had a pair of RBI on two hits apiece, and Kaiden Cardoso and Starling Joseph both drove in a run. 

Braeden Ferrington (1-0) struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning for the win. Christian Coombes started and went 3.2 innings, allowing four runs on two hits with four walks and two strikeouts.

Rick Phillips went 3-for-5 with two RBI, two steals and two runs to lead the Baycats (7-3). Canice Ejoh drove in a run on two hits, Noah Hull and Hayden Jaco each drove in a run and combined to score five times, and Carson Burns picked up an RBI.

Barrie reliever Brad Grieveson (1-1) was saddled with the loss after allowing four runs on four hits in one-third of an inning. Carlos Sano started for the Baycats and gave up an earned run on three hits over five innings. He walked four and fanned two.

Barnstormers snap streak

HAMILTON – The losing streak is over.

After seven straight losses, Chatham-Kent found its way back into the win column with a 7-5 victory Sunday in Hamilton.

Spencer Marcus went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI for the Barnstormers (3-7). Seth Strong added a solo home run and Daniel Battel singled twice and scored.

Noah Richardson (1-0) earned the win in relief, giving up three runs on four hits over four innings. He walked one and struck out eight. Garret Day struck out two for his second save.

Barnstormers’ starter Brock Whitson allowed a pair of unearned runs over four innings. He scattered four hits, walked two and struck out two.

For Hamilton (6-4), Tyler Duncan hit two solo home runs and added a single. Connor Hicks also went deep with the bases empty. Zach Marriott and Tanner Rempel drove in the other runs.

Stefan Strecker took the loss, giving up two runs in one-third of an inning. Brett Lawson started and went six innings, allowing five runs on nine hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

Red Sox wins second straight

BRANTFORD – Ethan Paulos’ two-out single scored Lucas Bateman in the bottom of the seventh to snap a 1-1 tie against Kitchener and give the Brantford Red Sox its second straight win.

Eight different Brantford players registered hits – all singles – in the 2-1 victory.

Red Sox starting pitcher Jeremias Sucre (2-1) went seven innings for the win. He gave up a run on four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Aidan Armitage struck out one in a scoreless ninth for his first save of the season as Brantford improved to 3-7.

Raul Gonzalez doubled and scored for the Panthers (2-8).

Dakota Parsons took the loss on the mound, giving up two runs (one earned) on seven hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out nine.

Moretto leads Welland long-ball barrage

TORONTO – Steven Moretto clubbed two of five Welland home runs in a 7-4 win Sunday in Toronto.

Both longballs for the Jackfish’s first baseman were solo blasts. Matteo Porcellato went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, Brandon Hupe singled, doubled, homered and drove in three, while Robert Mullen added a solo shot. Tyson Gomm singled twice and scored.

Brandon Underhill (2-1) tossed three scoreless innings for the win. He scattered four hits and struck out one. Deivy Mendez fanned three of the six batters he faced for his second save. Brandon Marklund started and walked two and struck out two in his only inning.

Angel Castro (0-1) took the loss for the Leafs, yielding seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out eight.

Justin Marra and Marcus Knecht each had two hits and an RBI. Ryan Dos Santos and Chris Robinson both drove in a run and Jose Vinicio singled twice.

Welland improved to 8-3, and Toronto dropped to 4-8.

Thursday, June 13
Hamilton at Welland, 7:20 p.m.
Toronto at Kitchener, 7:30 p.m.
Brantford at Barrie, 7:35 p.m.

Friday, June 14
Barrie at Chatham-Kent, 7:35 p.m.
Kitchener at Hamilton, 7:35 p.m.
Toronto at London, 7:35 p.m.
Guelph at Brantford, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 15
Welland at Guelph, 1 p.m.
Barrie at Chatham-Kent, 1:35 p.m.
Hamilton at Brantford, 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 16
Hamilton at London, 1:05 p.m.
Guelph at Welland, 1:05 p.m.
Kitchener at Chatham-Kent, 1:05 p.m.
Brantford at Toronto, 2 p.m.