De Los Santos Brilliant as Majors Beat Maple Leafs in Game One

by Ryan Eakin

LONDON - Losing a tough one.

The London Majors defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Friday evening to take a 1-0 series lead in their best-of-five IBL championship series.

London starting pitcher Pedro De Los Santos was outstanding, throwing a 138 pitch complete-game performance.

The former Maple Leaf struck out 12 Toronto batters and allowed just two earned runs on five hits and one walk.

Majors right fielder Byron Reichstein led the way at the plate, going two-for-four 

Toronto ace Justin Cicatello took the loss despite pitching well, allowing four earned runs in six innings pitched.

The veteran hurler allowed six hits and two walks while striking out three London batters.

TORONTO - 3-5-1

LONDON - 4-6-1

BIGGEST PLAY OF THE GAME: With the tying run at second base in the top of the ninth inning, Maple Leafs first basemen Jordan Castaldo grounded out to the shortstop to end the ball game.

BY THE NUMBERS...

0. Zero hits from Justin Marra, Sean Reilly, Jonathan Solazzo, and Marcus Knecht tonight. Not many would have predicted that before game one.

3. Just three runs scored by the Maple Leafs tonight, the lowest amount of runs they scored in a game since August 27 against the Majors in London, ironically enough

NEXT UP...

- Game two takes place Sunday afternoon from Christie Pits in Toronto.

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