In London, Tyler Graham’s RBI single in the bottom of the eleventh was the difference maker as the Majors rallied to beat the visiting Burlington Twins, 6-5, at Labatt Park in senior Intercounty Baseball League play.
It was the home opener for the Majors (1-1), who picked up their first win of the season. Mike Henry earned the win on the mound for the home side, throwing six scoreless innings and giving up just three hits with two walks and five strikeouts after coming on in relief of starter Jordi Amargos who threw the opening five innings.
Tyler Graham singled, doubled and drove in a pair of runs while Adwin Springer also had a pair of hits and two RBI on the day. Allan Cattrysse had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI and Steve Froese singled twice and scored twice, including the game winning run in the eleventh inning. Chris Stewart rounded out the London attack with a pair of hits and a run scored.
Alex Gale was dealt the loss for the Twins (1-2), giving up the game-winning hit and run while adding a walk and a strikeout and registering one out. The Twins utilized four pitchers on the afternoon.
Brian Sewell had a double and two singles for the Twins with two RBI, while Kyle Gappa went 3-for-5 with a double, two singles, two runs scored and a run batted in. Designated hitter Jeff MacLeod added a pair of hits and an RBI to pace the Twins attack.
The Twins had taken a 4-2 lead after one inning of play and were in fron 5-3 after three innings before the Majors rallied with singles runs in the fifth and seventh innings to force the extra frames.