Twins run into Major problem

The London Majors took charge early with six runs in the second inning and held on for a 12-2 win over the visiting Burlington Twins in one of three games played in the Intercounty Baseball League on Tuesday (June 12).

Cory Hammond earned the win for the Majors (8-5), pitching five scoreless innings allowing just four hits with three walks and six strikeouts to start off the ball game.

Adwin Springer homered and singled in the win, scoring once and driving in two, while Cleveland Brownlee also homered and drove in three while scoring twice. Byron Reichstein singled and doubled, driving in two and scoring once while Steve Froese singled, scored three times and drove in two. Alan Cattrysse, Paul LaMantia and Joel Gattoni each singled, scored and registered an RBI while Ronando DeLosSantos and Jason Schneider singled and scored a run in London’s 11-hit attack.

Starter Connor Smith suffered the loss for the Twins (4-9), allowing six hits and seven earned runs with three walks over the first two innings. The Twins used six pitchers in the losing effort.

Jeff Costa singled and drove in two runs while Connor Panas singled and scored a run in the loss. Phil Steer, Branson Joseph, Ryan Asis and Zach Elbirt each chipped in with a single for the visitors.

In the other games Brantford Red Sox pounded the Guelph Royals, 21-3, and the Barrie Baycats were 12-6 winners against the Kitchener Panthers.