The London Majors took a 3-2 series lead over the Hamilton Thunderbirds with a rain-shortened 4-3 win in a game that was called due to severe weather after six innings of play.
Jeff Helps and Kyle Piwowarczyk both had two hits for the Majors, who managed single runs in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings before the rains came to take the lead in the series for the first time.
It was also the first time in the series the home team has won a game. The series now heads to Bernie Arbour for Game 6 on Monday night as the eighth place Thunderbirds try to stay alive against the pennant winning Majors. The game will have a 7:30pm start.
Helps also had an RBI for London and Dave Narodowski drove in the winning run in the fifth inning for the Majors.
Josh Palmer pitched all six innings for London, allowing three runs – two earned – on seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks.
Robbie Foscarin also went all the way for the T-Birds, allowing four runs on six hits with one strikeout and two walks. Henry Duke had two hits and drove in a run and Tom Roberston also had two hits for Hamilton.
On Thursday, London Majors evened their series with the Thunderbirds with a 7-4 win.
Mike Mitro pitced seven solid innings for the win for the Majors, allowing two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and two walks as the Majors won for the second time in Hamilton.
Kyle Piwowarczyk had two hits for the Majors, while Jeff Helps added an rbi single and scored a pair of runs.
Richard Rausch had three hits to lead the Thunderbirds, while Anthony carlo started and took the loss, allowing four runs on three hits over two innings, walking two hitters.