Majors advance to semifinal

Photo by Matt Hiscox

LONDON – The IBL’s top seed is off to the semifinal.

London completed its sweep of the last-place Brantford Red Sox with a 23-4 win Sunday night at Labatt Park.

Starling Joseph led the way with two home runs and seven RBI. Byron Reichstein also went deep and drove in two while scoring five times. Daniel Perrier went 5-for-6 with two RBI and three runs, Kieran Bowles drove in five on three hits, Jakob Newton and Taylor Wright each had two hits and an RBI, Chris McQueen, Cleveland Brownlee and Phil Whelan all scored twice, Andrew Lawrence singled, doubled and drove in two and Keith Kandel added an RBI.

Fernando Fernandez (1-0) earned the win in relief, tossing 4.2 two-hit innings and striking out three while walking one. London starter Bo Lewington gave up four runs on six hits in 2.1 innings. He walked two and struck out six.

Red Sox starter Sean Hood-Tidman (0-1) lasted four innings and allowed 10 runs (six earned) on 11 hits with three walks and four strikeouts.

Jesse Fishbaum and Nolan Gallagher each had an RBI for the Red Sox. Tyler Wilson went 3-for-5 with two runs and Jon Dziomba singled twice.