Woodbine Racetrack Game Report: Boon Brilliant as Majors Blowout Leafs in Game One

by Ryan Eakin

LONDON - Have to regroup.

The London Majors blew out the Toronto Maple Leafs 12-2 on Tuesday evening to take a 1-0 series lead in their best-of-seven finals matchup.

London starter Owen Boon was outstanding yet again for the Majors, allowing only one earned run on seven hits, no walks, and 13 strikeouts in seven innings pitched.

Majors right fielder Starling Joseph led the way at the plate, going two-for-four with a home run.

Toronto starter Angel Castro was solid outside of a tough second inning.

The Leafs ace allowed six earned runs on six hits and two walks in five innings pitched.

TORONTO - 2-7-1

LONDON - 12-13-2

BIGGEST PLAY OF THE GAME: Up 4-0 in the bottom of the second inning, Majors designated hitter Cleveland Brownlee hit a two-run double to make it 6-0 Majors.

BY THE NUMBERS...

3. The Leafs were caught stealing three times in game one.

5. Five Majors had two-hit nights, between Jakob Newton, Taylor Wright, Byron Reichstein, Starling Joseph, and Austin Wilkie.

17. The Leafs struck out a combined 17 times on the night.

UP NEXT...

Game two of the finals goes Thursday night in Toronto at 7:30 pm.

Photo: Craig AikinĀ 

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