It was a colorful night at the ball diamond Friday (July 12). Decked out wearing purple uniforms for their annual Purple in the Park game, the Kitchener Panthers were sent home feeling blue after dropping a 7-2 decision to the London Majors.
Purple has long been the colour associated with the London Abused Women’s Centre and all money raised from Friday’s game goes towards services provided by the advocacy group. This is the third-year Purple in the Park has been put on.
The first 150 people at Labatt Park received free purple thunder stix.
The Majors continually chipped open their lead as the game moved on.
London centrefielder Ryan LaPensee hit a single in the first inning to bring home Byron Reichstein and the Majors never looked back from there.
They added six more runs to their score split between the second, fourth and sixth innings.
Third baseman Paul Young led the way for London by batting in two runs on three hits, while rightfielder Chris Dennis went 3-for-4 and earned a walk.
Majors pitcher Wander Perez pushed his record to 4-0 in five starts after throwing for six innings and only allowing one run on four hits.
The win avenges a 9-6 loss to Kitchener the night before and breaks up a three-game loosing streak for London.
The Majors next game will be Sunday (July 13) in Hamilton against the Cardinals.