by Sam Aucoin

LONDON – The London Majors took advantage of key opportunities and defeated the Barrie Baycats 8-3 on Canada Day. 

It was very close for a good chunk of the game with Barrie in the lead on two occasions. Nolan Machibroda drove in Noel McGarry Doyle in the first inning making it 1-0. After the Majors tied it in the bottom half, the Baycats would take the lead right back in the third inning.

Machibroda drove in his second to make it 3-1 Barrie off London starter Travis Keys, who gave up just three runs through six innings, striking out nine. McGarry Doyle also scored a pair of runs on two hits.

The Majors erupted for four runs in the fourth inning thanks to a double from Gibson Krzeminski that scored a pair. Byron Reichstein and Andrew Lawrence also drove in one each with base hits.

Kaiden Cardoso’s two-run double in the sixth broke it open. Baycats starter Carlos Sano had already thrown over 100 pitches and battled through six innings. Sano looked very good at certain times in the game, but could not get the big out when he needed to.

Sano was charged with the loss while Travis Keys earned his fourth win.

Majors win 8-3.