Majors blank Royals in Legacy Classic
LONDON – In the first London Majors game at Labatt Memorial Park in 376 days and the first game at Labatt Park in 2020, the London Majors defeated the visiting Guelph Royals 3-0.
Labeled the Legacy Classic, the mid-August showdown allowed for Labatt Memorial Park to continue its streak as the longest continuously used ballpark in the world at 144 years.
Owen Boon was solid for the Majors going six innings, striking out nine and allowing five hits. The Majors staff held the Royals scoreless with eleven strikeouts combined and only five hits.
Guelph starter Evans Kiser went two innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out two and walking one.
London’s Cleveland Brownlee was the different maker going 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs. Adding an RBI for the Majors was Julian Johnson who went 1-for-2 with a double.
Jeff MacLeod was the Guelph Royals biggest offensive threat going 2-for-3 with a walk and a double.
The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL), in its 102nd year of operation, is the best baseball league in Canada, boasting ex-major league professional and elite NCAA college baseball players. The IBL is the fifth-longest continually operated baseball league in the world and serves as a valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff. More than 40 IBL players have advanced to Major League Baseball or returned to the IBL following their MLB careers. The league is comprised of teams from Barrie, Brantford, Kitchener, London, Toronto, Guelph, Welland, and Hamilton. For more information, visit www.theibl.ca.