IBL Media Relations
LONDON – The London Majors scored 10 first-inning runs and staved off elimination with a 14-4 win over the Kitchener Panthers Saturday night at Labatt Park.
Kitchener leads the best-of-seven series 3-1 and hosts Game 5 Sunday afternoon.
Byron Reichstein led the Majors' offence with three hits, including a home run, three RBI and three runs. Cleveland Brownlee went 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI, LeJon Baker picked up three hits, three RBI and scored twice, Michael Ambrose and Chris McQueen each had two hits, two RBI and a run, Carlos Arteaga plated a pair of runs, Robert Doyle drove in a run and scored once, and Zev Weisdorf went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI.
London had 20 hits off four Panthers pitchers.
Chris Boatto (2-0) benefitted from the runs and picked up the win, allowing four runs on eight hits with a walk and five strikeouts over 6.2 innings.
For Kitchener, Tanner Nivins had a two-run home run. Sean Reilly and Zarley Cina each had an RBI, while Yulexis La Rosa and Mike Gordner both singled twice.
Jasvir Rakkar (3-1), looking for a third straight shutout, lasted 2.2 innings and was touched for 13 runs (eight earned) on 15 hits with a walk and three strikeouts.