Big innings lift Majors past Leafs in opener
A trio of big innings lifted the London Majors to a 12-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Friday night in front of a sold-out Labatt Park crowd of more than 1,000.
Scoreless after two innings, London scored three in the third before adding another three runs in the fourth. The Majors (1-0) blew the game open with a six-run sixth.
Josh Williams homered and drove in two while scoring twice to lead the offence. Keith Kandel went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run, Humberto Ruiz picked up three hits and three runs, Byron Reichstein and Hayden Jaco each had a hit and scored, Julian Johnson had two RBI and a run, while Cleveland Brown and Carlos Arteaga both drove in a run.
Owen Boon (1-0) allowed an unearned run in six innings. He scattered four hits while walking two and striking out three.
Braeden Ferrington threw three scoreless innings for the save. He struck one and walked one.
Zac Sloan (0-1) took the loss, yielding six runs on six hits over five innings. He walked three and struck out six.
At the plate, Johnathan Solazzo had a hit and scored Toronto's lone run in the fourth.