August 18 Recap
Photo Courtesy: Marc Lafleur, Ottawa Champions
Ottawa 15, New Jersey 0 – Box Score
Ottawa finished off the three-game sweep of New Jersey as they rolled past the Jackals by the score of 15-0.
The Champions pounded out 16 more hits against New Jersey pitching with five batters having multi-hit games. Ottawa SS Michael Baca led the way going 4-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and three RBIs. Champions DH Brian Portelli scored four runs and drove in four in a 2-for-5 day while LF Malik Collymore had three hits, including a home run, along with two runs scored and three RBIs. Second baseman Jiandido Tromp and 1B Leonardo Reginatto also aided the Ottawa offense by chipping in two hits apiece.
In the three-game series with the Jackals, the Champions scored 32 runs on 33 hits.
Ottawa starting pitcher Phillippe Aumont (pictured) tossed a complete game shutout in notching his seventh win of the season. The righty allowed one walk and five hits while striking out nine batters in a 121-pitch performance. On the season, Aumont (7-4) is first in the Can-Am League in strikeouts (131 – new single season league record) and second in ERA (2.41), complete games (5) and shutouts (2).
Trois-Rivieres 5, Quebec 4 (11 Innings) – Box Score
Trois-Rivieres PH/C Anthony Hermelyn singled home 1B Juan Kelly to cap off a three-run rally in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Aigles defeated Quebec, 5-4. With the victory, Trois-Rivieres won the three-game series and has now won four out of their last five games.
The Capitales scored a pair of runs in the top of the second inning to take a 2-0 lead. The Aigles tallied single runs in the fourth and fifth to tie up the contest at 2-2. The score would stay deadlocked until the top of the 11th when Quebec tallied two runs to grab a 4-2 advantage. The Capitales, however, could not finish off the game as Trois-Rivieres plated three runs in the bottom half of the inning to take home the win.
The Aigles collected 11 hits on the day and was led by LF Alberth Martinez who went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI. Trois-Rivieres CF Michael Suchy had two hits in three at-bats along with a run scored while Kelly contributed a run and an RBI in a 2-for-5 afternoon.
Aigles pitcher Garrett Mundell threw three innings of relief and grabbed his second win of the year. Mundell (2-2) gave up an earned run on four hits and struck out four batters.
Sussex County 8, Rockland 6 – Box Score
Sussex County scored a pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning to break a 6-6 tie and beat Rockland by the final of 8-6. With the win, the Miners took two out of three in the series and maintained a one-game lead over Trois-Rivieres in the Can-Am League standings.
Designated hitter Nick Zaharion led the way offensively for Sussex County going 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs. Miners 1B Audy Ciriaco had a three-hit game, including two doubles, along with a run and an RBI while 2B Trey Hair walked four times and scored three runs. In total, Sussex County had 10 hits in the contest.
Miners pitcher Jose Jose tossed a scoreless inning of relief and picked-up his sixth victory of the season. Jose (6-1) struck out one in the three batters he faced. Sussex County closer Ryan Newell fanned the side in the ninth and earned his 14th save.
For the Boulders in the losing effort, C Blake Grant-Parks had a 2-for-5 night with a home run and three RBIs.