June 4 Evening Recap
Photo Courtesy: Marc Lafleur, Ottawa Champions
Ottawa 9, Quebec 7 (13 Innings) – Box Score
Ottawa scored a pair of runs in the top of the 13th inning to take home a 9-7 win over Quebec.
After three scoreless innings of action, the Champions would jump on the board in the fourth as CF Steve Brown (pictured) scored on an RBI single by RF Jiandido Tromp. Ottawa would add a pair of runs in the top of the sixth to make it 3-0 before the Capitales scored a pair of their own in the bottom frame via a 1B Joe Lytle double and a DH Chris Shaw single. The Champions added a run in the top of the seventh to make it 4-2 but Quebec tied it up at 4-4 in the bottom of the inning thanks to a two-run single by LF JD Williams. The game eventually went into extra innings where both teams traded runs in the 10th and 11th to make it a 7-7 contest. Finally, Ottawa struck for a pair in the top of the 13th and would hold on to collect the win.
Brown went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI while Tromp and C Andy Mocahbee each collected three hits, a run and two RBIs.
Champions pitcher Evan Rutckyj tossed two scoreless innings of relief to notch the win. Rutckyj gave up a hit and a walk to go along with two strikeouts.
Trois-Rivieres 12, New Jersey 3 – Box Score
With New Jersey leading 1-0 through two innings of action, the Trois-Rivieres offense came alive scoring three runs in each of the next four and coasting to a 12-3 victory over the Jackals.
The Aigles pounded out 13 hits in the contest with four batters having multi-hit games. First baseman Joe Deluca led the charge for Trois-Rivieres going 3-for-3 at the plate with a home run, two runs scored and four RBIs. Aigles C Anthony Hermelyn scored two runs and drove in two in a 1-for-2 night while 3B Taylor Brennan and SS Tucker Nathans each had a pair of hits and two RBIs. Trois-Rivieres launched four home runs in the game.
Starting pitcher Garrett Harris tossed seven solid innings and earned the victory for the Aigles. The righty allowed two earned runs on five hits and struck out 11 batters. Harris is now 3-0 on the season.
In the loss for New Jersey, 3B Gregg Veneklasen hit a solo home run and went 1-for-4.