Majors hold off the Royals 4-2

by Jake Eagle

Story By IBL Media

The London Majors’ three-run fifth inning was enough for a 4-2 win over the Guelph Royals Saturday afternoon at David Hastings Stadium. The win kept the Majors one game ahead of Guelph with a 9-10 record.

Carlos Arteaga’s two-run triple in the fifth led the Majors. Arteaga also added a single while Ismael Pena was 2-for-4 and Mike Ambrose was 2-for-3 to pace London’s nine-hit attack.

Owen Boon (3-1) went seven innings, allowing only six hits, two runs and two walks while striking out eight. Pena finished up the final two innings for his second save, allowing only two hits.

For Guelph, Angela Villalona had two hits and Ethan Mohan had a run-scoring single. Fernando Fernandez-Beltran (1-1) took the loss, allowing all four runs and eight hits in seven innings with two walks and six strikeouts.

The Royals fell to 7-10 on the season.