CAPITALES SWEEP TWINBILL FROM JACKALS IN BUSY NIGHT AROUND THE CAN-AM

July 12 Recap

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Quebec 13, New Jersey 1 (Game 1 – 7 Innings) – Box Score

It was all Quebec in game one of a doubleheader with New Jersey as they coasted past the Jackals by a 13-1 final. After a scoreless first inning of play, the Capitales tallied 13 runs over the next three, including seven in the second, to win going away.

Quebec had five batters with multi-hit games including LF Stayler Hernandez who went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and five RBIs. Capitales leadoff hitter David Salgueiro scored a run and drove in two in a 2-for-4 night while 1B Rian Kiniry and C Corey Bass each had two hits to go along with two runs and two RBIs. In total, Quebec had 11 hits in the contest.

Capitales starting pitcher Arik Sikula (pictured) had plenty of run support tonight in picking-up his fifth win of the season. Sikula allowed an earned run on four hits with four strikeouts in six innings of work.

For New Jersey in the losing effort, 1B Isaac Wenrich hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to account the Jackals only run of the contest.

 

Quebec 5, New Jersey 2 (Game 2 – 7 Innings) – Box Score

Quebec completed the doubleheader sweep of New Jersey as they downed the Jackals by the score of 5-2 in game two.

The Capitales jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning as 3B Jesse Hodges belted a three-run triple. New Jersey got two of those runs back in the bottom frame with LF Conrad Gregor blasting a two-run home run. The score would stay the same until the fourth when the Capitales added a pair of runs thanks to a C Chris Shaw double.

Shaw went 2-for-3 with an RBI while LF David Salgueiro and RF Rian Kiniry each collected a hit in three official at-bats and scored a run.

Quebec pitcher Seth Davis threw 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to grab the win. The southpaw gave up a hit and struck out three batters in the six batters that he faced.

 

Trois-Rivieres 4, Rockland 1 (Completion of Suspended Game from July 11th) – Box Score

Trois-Rivieres won their third consecutive contest as they defeated Rockland by a 4-1 score in the completion of the suspended game from yesterday.

The Aigles jumped out to a 2-0 lead after just an inning of play thanks to a fielder’s choice by 3B Juan Kelly and an RBI single from C Anthony Hermelyn. The score remained the same until the top of the third when the Boulders cut the deficit to 2-1 on a SS Senoo Katsuya RBI groundout.  Trois-Rivieres would add a run in the fifth on a SS Tucker Nathans single and another one in the eighth on a sacrifice fly from Kelly.

Aigles DH Taylor Brennan went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and two runs scored while RF Raphael Gladu added a pair of hits in three at-bats and a run.

Trois-Rivieres pitcher Garrett Harris allowed an earned run over five innings of work to notch his seventh win of the season. Harris gave up seven hits and struck out three batters.

 

Rockland 5, Trois-Rivieres 2 (Regularly Scheduled Game/7 Innings) – Box Score

Rockland gained a split in the twinbill as they defeated Trois-Rivieres in the regularly scheduled game, 5-2.

After a scoreless first inning, the Boulders moved out to a 1-0 lead in the second as C Blake Grant-Parks launched a solo home run. Rockland increased their advantage to 5-0 in the third as they plated four runs via RBI singles by SS Senoo Katsuya and DH Adam Ehrlich and a double from 1B Matt Oberste. The Aigles scored their pair of runs in the fourth on a CF Raphael Gladu double.

Katsuya went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI while Ehrlich collected a run and two RBIs in a 1-for-3 outing.

Boulders starting pitcher JD Busfield tossed six solid innings en route to his fourth win of the 2019 season. Busfield allowed two earned runs on five hits and fanned seven batters.

 

Ottawa 6, Sussex County 0 (Game 1 – 7 Innings) – Box Score

Ottawa rolled out to a 4-0 lead after two innings of play and would go on from there to beat Sussex County, 6-0, in game one of a doubleheader.

The Champions pounded out 11 hits in the contest with eight batters picking-up at least one. Ottawa DH Eduard Pinto led the way going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Champions 2B Maikol Gonzalez plated a pair of runs in a 2-for-4 game while 1B Vincent Guglietti added two hits and two runs batted in.

Ottawa starter Jared Mortensen was sensational tonight as he threw a three-hit complete game shutout. The righty gave up a walk and struck out nine batters in a 100-pitch performance. Mortensen earned the win and is now 4-2 on the year.

 

Sussex County 1, Ottawa 0 (Game 2 – 7 Innings) – Box Score

Sussex County achieved a split in the doubleheader with Ottawa as the Miners defeated the Champions, in game two, 1-0. Designated hitter Nate Coronado scored the game’s only run in the sixth inning off an error by Ottawa C Matt Foley.

With one out in the bottom of the sixth, Coronado drew a walk. The next batter, 2B Trey Hair, collected a base hit and moved Coronado over to second base. With 1B Audy Ciriaco at the plate, Hair and Coronado both stole second and third base respectively with Foley throwing wild to third allowing Coronado to come home to score.

Sussex County starter Jeff Thompson was terrific in earning his seventh win of the year.  Thompson threw six shutout innings allowing only a hit and four walks while fanning four batters.