Eight-run first sparks Majors in Kitchener

KITCHENER – Byron Reichstein’s grand slam highlighted an eight-run first inning for the London Majors, who cruised to a 17-2 win over Kitchener Sunday afternoon at Jack Couch Park.

Reichstein finished with four hits and fell a triple short of the cycle as London moved to 30-10 atop the IBL standings. Jakob Newton went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI, Cleveland Brownlee homered and drove in three while scoring three runs, Robert Mullen hit his 14th longball and had three RBI and three runs, Starling Joseph and Daniel Perrier each had an RBI and Keith Kandel singled twice and scored twice.

Owen Boon (9-0) struck out eight over six innings for the win. He allowed a run on three hits and a walk.

Panthers’ starter Andy Leader (0-2) was shelled for eight runs on four hits and three walks in an inning. He struck out one.

Blake Jacklin had two of Kitchener’s five hits. The Panthers slipped to 14-24.