Jackfish Advance to Semi-Finals
WELLAND - For the first time in franchise history the Welland Jackfish have eliminated a team in the post season. Tuesday night saw the London Majors come to the rose city for game 5 which would end up being the final game of the opening series. Welland defeated the London Majors 4-1 in the series after winning game 5 by a final score of 11-7.
DeAndre Asbury Heath started things off with two run blast out to left centre field in the first inning. The Jackfish scored four runs in the first and led 4-0. At the end of two innings Welland led 5-0 and was looking great. The Majors however would score seven straight runs and take the 7-5 lead just three innings later. Miles Miller went three for five and scored two runs, Ismael Pena was one for four but brought in two runs and added a run himself. Josh Williams went two four five and also had two RBI’s.
The London Majors took the crowd right out of the ball game until the sixth inning where after making two errors with two outs the Jackfish scored six straight runs to take a 11-7 lead. Andrew Mercier came into the ball game to pinch hit for Nate Mastervick and got things going for the fish off of a two out single that scored a run. Wilson Soriano went three for four with two runs and brought in one. Asbury-Heath went two for four, also scored two runs but brought in two while Brendon Dadson batted two for five with three RBIs and two runs.
The Jackfish have moved onto the semi final round of the Dominico Cup Playoffs where they will play either Barrie or Hamilton. For schedule information and the latest on the Welland Jackfish please follow the team on all social media platforms and be sure to check our website daily by logging on at www.wellandjackfish.com