Lewis Hit's First IBL Homerun En Route to
In London, the Oshawa Dodgers managed a split of their Canada Day
doubleheader against the host Majors, winning the nightcap 3-2 after
dropping game one 4-1.
In the opener, Adam Echlin pitched a complete game seven-hitter,
striking out three and walking none, to give the Majors the victory.
London scored three runs in the first inning and made that stand up,
despite getting just five hits in the game.
Kyle Piwowrczyk had three hits and drove in the winning run in the first
inning for the Majors, while Christian Ruiz added an RBI double in the
first and a sacrifice fly in the fifth to provide some insurance.
Oshawa loser Brett Backman managed to get just two outs in the first
inning, allowing three runs on three hits with two walks. Craig Chaput
was solid the rest of the way, allowing just one run on two hits over 5
1/3 innings, and Ryan Fleming had two hits for Oshawa.
In the second game, the Dodgers scored three runs in the third inning
and hung on for the 3-2 win, salvaging a split.
Adam Garner (6-0) got the win, allowing two runs on eight hits in 6 2/3
innings, striking out five and walking two, before Scott Kelly got the last
out for the save. Steve Lewis hit the game-winning homer for the
Dodgers and Sean Mattson had two hits.
Jess Bechard homered and Rudy Vallejos had three hits in a losing
cause for the Majors. Loser Medhi Gjebbar went five innings in relief of
starter Geoff Mann, allowing one run on five hits and took the loss.
WP - Adam Garner
LP - Medhi Gjebbar