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July 31 Evening Recap

Sussex County 3, Quebec 1 – Box Score

Sussex County won their fifth straight game as they downed Quebec by the score of 3-1.

The story of this contest was the sensational performance from Miners starting pitcher Frank Duncan. Duncan tossed his league leading sixth complete game of the season allowing only one earned run on two hits and striking out 11 batters. The 27-year-old threw 114 pitches, 78 for strikes, and notched his eighth win of the year.

Offensively for Sussex County, CF Mikey Reynolds led the way going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Miners 3B Jarred Mederos had a double in three official at-bats along with a run while SS Cito Culver plated a run and drove in one in a 1-for-3 night.

For Quebec, RF Jhalan Jackson hit a solo home run to account for their lone run of the game.

 

Trois-Rivieres 14, Ottawa 4 – Box Score

Trois-Rivieres rolled out to an 11-0 lead through four innings of play and would cruise from there to a 14-4 victory over Ottawa.

The Aigles were led offensively by 2B David Glaude who went 2-for-3 with three walks, two runs scored and two RBIs. Trois-Rivieres RF Raphael Gladu had a two-hit game with four RBIs while 3B Taylor Brennan scored a run and drove in two in a 2-for-5 night. The Aigles had nine hits in the contest but were also walked 13 times.

Trois-Rivieres pitcher Cam Lafleur threw four innings of relief and picked-up the victory. The southpaw gave up four earned runs on four hits and struck out six batters. With the win, Lafleur is now 4-2 on the 2019 season.

Right fielder Jiandido Tromp went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the loss for the Champions.