Majors force one-game playoff
The Intercounty Baseball League pennant will come down to a one-game playoff Wednesday night in London.
The Majors ensured an extra game against Guelph to determine top seed entering playoffs with a 14-4 win Tuesday night in Toronto. London (31-11) moved into a first-place tie with Guelph and Welland but held the tiebreaker based on head-to-head records. Welland will settle for third and play Kitchener in the first round.
Taylor Wright went 3-for-6 with a grand slam for the Majors. Robert Mullen went deep and had three RBI, Jakob Newton had two hits and an RBI, Cleveland Brownlee went 2-for-5 with a run, Starling Joseph went 3-for-6 and scored once, Byron Reichstein went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs, Daniel Perrier hit his seventh home run and drove in two while scoring twice and Keith Kandel added an RBI.
Owen Boon (10-0) allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out 10.
Connor Lewis led Toronto with three hits, including an RBI, and a double. Greg Carrington had three hits and an RBI and Damon Topolie drove in a run.
Zach Sloan (5-3) took the loss, allowing seven runs on 11 hits with two strikeouts over two innings.
Toronto will have home-field advantage against Barrie in the first round.