London smothers Toronto in the first of their seven game semi-finals in the IBL. Beginning of a trend?

sportsgold 100x100By Staff

August 20, 2016


Elis Jimenez was nearly unhittable as the London Majors opened their semi-final with a 5-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Labatt Park Friday night.

Jimenez (2-0), pitching for the first time since Aug. 5 against Guelph, scattered three hits in the complete game and walked one with nine strikeouts.

IBL_Horizontal_LogoOffensively, Byron Reichstein had three hits and two RBI as London improved to 5-0 in the post-season. Michael Ambrose and Chris McQueen each had a hit and RBI, and Brett Sabourin drove in the other run. RJ Fuhr and Carlos Arteaga each had two hits and scored once, and Keith Kandel singled twice and scored twice.

Connor Lewis had two of Toronto’s three hits. The fifth-place Leafs were coming off a Game 7 win in Brantford this week.
Brett van Pelt (1-1) took the loss, allowing three runs on nine hits in 6.2 innings. He walked two and struck out two.

2016 IBL playoffs
(2) Kitchener Panthers vs. (3) Barrie Baycats
Barrie leads series 3-0
Game 1: Barrie 8, Kitchener 1
Game 2: Barrie 2, Kitchener 0
Game 3: Barrie 10, Kitchener 5
Game 4: Saturday, Aug. 20 at Barrie; 7 p.m.
* Game 5: Sunday, Aug. 21 at Kitchener; 7 p.m.
* Game 6: Tuesday, Aug. 23 at Barrie; 7:30 p.m.
* Game 7: Thursday, Aug. 25 at Kitchener; 7:30 p.m.

(1) London Majors vs. (5) Toronto Maple Leafs
London leads series 1-0
Game 1: London 5, Toronto 0
Game 2: Sunday, Aug. 21 at Toronto: 2 p.m.
Game 3: Tuesday, Aug 23 at London; 7:35 p.m.
Game 4: Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Toronto; 7:30 p.m.
Game 5: Friday, Aug. 26 at London; 7:35 p.m.
Game 6: Saturday, Aug. 27 at Toronto; TBD
Game 7: Sunday, Aug. 28 at London; 7:05 p.m.

Expect it to be London Barrie against London – however Toronto has managed to pull rabbits out of the hat before.

Return to the Front page
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Comments are closed.