Woodbine Racetrack Game Report: Majors Blowout Leafs to Force One Game Playoff with Royals
TORONTO - To the playoffs we go.
The London Majors used a ten-run top of the third inning to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4 on Tuesday evening to improve to 31-11 on the regular season.
London will now play a one game playoff against the Guelph Royals on Wednesday.
The Leafs finish their regular season 23-18.
London starter Owen Boon picked up the win, tossing six innings while allowing three earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out ten Toronto batters.
Majors third basemen Taylor Wright led the way at the plate, going three-for-six with a second inning grand slam.
Toronto starter Zach Sloan took the loss after pitching two innings, allowing seven earned runs on 11 hits.
LONDON - 14-20-3
TORONTO - 4-9-1
BIGGEST PLAY OF THE GAME: Up 5-0 in the top of the second inning, Wright's grand slam all but put the game away for London.
BY THE NUMBERS...
1. The first inning pitched of Greg Carrington's IBL career came in the ninth inning when he threw a scoreless top of the ninth. The same inning that saw Maple Leafs closer Dustin Richardson play left field.
3. Three more strikeouts for Franklin Hernandez, who has now struck out 30 batters in 17 innings this season.
3. There were three skunks that put the fear of God into fans, players, and dare I say broadcasters on Tuesday, with two of them making their way onto the field at various points in the game.
10. A pinch-hit appearance from #10 Grant Tamane, who was not expected back this season due to injury. A pleasant surprise for a Leafs team that could use an extra body.
20. A 20-hit night for the Majors.
Stayed tune to our socials on Wednesday for the release of the first-round schedule against the Barrie Baycats.
Photo: Craig Aikin