Majors Suffer Second Loss of Playoffs

The London Majors are winless in the best-of-seven playoff series after losing game 2 to the Kitchener Panthers Sunday night.

The Panthers now have a 2-0 lead in the series after the 7-4 victory in Kitchener.

London opened the scoring in the first inning when Ryan Lapensee hit a double to drive in Paul Young. Young also scored the second Major’s run when Paul Lamantia walked with the bases loaded in the third. Tanner Nivins scored the first Panther run when David Whiteside drove him in with a single making it 2-1 in the bottom of the third. Kitchener scored three runs in the sixth to take over the game for good.

Carlos Martinez took the loss for the Majors who after winning 23 games in the regular season. Martinez went seven innings, giving up six runs on seven hits and seven walks while striking out an impressive nine batters. He threw a whopping 148 pitches in his seven frames with 81 going for strikes. Mike Schnurr started the game for the Panthers and went 5 1/3 innings, giving up nine hits and three walks resulting in four runs. Shaun Slemko took over for Schnurr and registered the win, being the pitcher of record when Kitchener took the lead.

Game 3 of the series goes Tuesday night at 7:35 pm at Labatt Park.  In the other semi-final series, the Barrie Baycats and Brantford Red Sox play Game 2 Monday night in Brantford with the Red Sox leading 1-0.