Reilly's walk-off blast sends final to deciding Game 5
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TORONTO – Sean Reilly made the most of his two hits Thursday night, and now the Intercounty Baseball League final will head back to London for a winner-take-all Game 5 Friday night at Labatt Park.
Reilly’s home run with one out in the bottom of the 13th gave the Toronto Maple Leafs a 6-5 win over the Majors at Christie Pits. It came five innings after the veteran slugger tied the game 5-5 with a two-out single that scored Connor Lewis.
Marcus Knecht and Chandler McLaren each went 2-for-5 with an RBI, Johnathan Solazzo and Jordan Castaldo had two hits apiece, while Lewis and Dan Marra each drove in a run.
Dustin Richardson (1-0) struck out 12 in seven innings of scoreless relief for the Leafs. He yielded four hits and didn’t walk a batter.
Justin Cicatello started and went six innings, allowing five runs on seven hits with three walks and six strikeouts.
Byron Reichstein led the Majors with three hits, including two solo home runs. Carlos Arteaga had two hits and two RBI, Cleveland Brownlee drove in a run, and Hayden Jaco and Adam Filmon each went 2-for-5 with a run.
Lucas Kelley (0-1) took the loss, allowing a run on four hits over 4.1 innings. He walked one and struck out two.
London starter Pedro De Los Santos was lifted after Reilly’s game-tying hit in the eighth. Three of the five runs De Los Santos allowed were unearned. He scattered nine hits, walking four and striking out three.