The London Majors thumped the Hamilton Cardinals 6-1 on Wednesday night at Labatt Park, and in doing so, extended their winning streak to six games.
Dylan Brooks earned his second win of the season with a strong outing, as the right-handed pitcher went the distance for the Majors. He allowed just one run on five hits, with three walks and an impressive 14 strikeouts. He is now 2-1 on the season.
Zackary Gonzalez took the loss for Hamilton, giving up five runs on seven hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out eight, and is now 0-2 in 2018.
Michael Ambrose led the way offensively for London, with a homerun in the fourth with two men on, and two out. The three run homer was Ambrose’s first dinger of the season.
Cleveland Brownlee also continued his hot hand, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs. He sits poised to tie and break, the all time home run record for the London Majors with 68 regular season homeruns. He hit the ball deep again on Wednesday night, but it bounced over the wall for a ground-rule double.
Also offensively for the Majors, Chris McQueen singled twice and scored once, Byron Reichstein scored twice, and Kyle Gormandy had an RBI.
Laine Renaud provided the only scoring for the Cardinals, with a solo home run. Hamilton dropped to 2-4 on the season.
London improved their Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) record to 7-3, tied with the Kitchener Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs at top spot in the IBL.