Dayton, OH – Ottawa Champions RHP Phillippe Aumont is the Can-Am League’s Pitcher of The Week, respectively for the week of August 12-18, as selected by Pointstreak, the league’s official statistician.
Aumont authored a historic week for the Champions. On August 18, he set the Can-Am League single-season strikeout record (131) while hurling a five-hit-shutout in a 15-0 win against the Jackals including only one walk and nine strikeouts. The previous mark (130) was held by John Kelly who split the 2007 season between the Brockton Rox and the Jackals. He also threw a quality start against the Sussex County Miners although he was tagged with the loss in the 7-3 contest. Overall, the right-handed player-coach went 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA for the week and over 15 innings pitched he yielded only three earned runs on 13 hits while walking four and fanning 16.
Currently 7-4 on the season, this is the third time that the Gatineau, Quebec native has been named the Can-Am League Pitcher of the Week. He is currently tied with Sussex County Miners right-handed starter Frank Duncan for receiving this honor the most times this year. Along with leading the circuit in strikeouts (131) and ERA (2.48, minimum 10 IP), Aumont also ranks second in the league for innings pitched (104.2), complete games (5) and shutouts (2) and is tied for third in wins (7). Along with authoring a stellar year for the Champions, he pitched for Team Canada in the Pan American Games and went 2-0 and didn’t allow any runs over 13 innings en route to victories against Argentina (6 IP) and Nicaragua (7 IP). A 2007 first-round draft pick of the Seattle Mariners, Aumont is pitching in his 12th season of professional baseball. He made 46 appearances in the major leagues for the Philadelphia Phillies between 2012 and 2015. In addition to pitching for the Champions in 2017, Aumont has also played in the Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox organizations.
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Established in 1936 and running through 1951, the Can-Am League was re-formed in 2005 and is now the premiere independent baseball league in the Northeastern United States and Canada. Fueled by strong cities, good stadiums and a great brand of baseball, the league has teams in Little Falls, NJ (New Jersey Jackals), Augusta, NJ (Sussex County Miners), Pomona, NY (Rockland Boulders), Ottawa, Ontario (Ottawa Champions), Quebec City, Quebec (Quebec Capitales) and Trois-Rivieres, Quebec (Trois-Rivieres Aigles). More information on the Can-Am League can be found at www.canamleague.com
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