Photo Credit: Marc Lafleur/Ottawa Champions
DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the Can-Am League, Pointstreak, has announced that Ottawa Champions RHP Jake Hale (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 3.
The first-year member of the Champions tossed a gem on Wednesday at the New Jersey Jackals. Over 7.1 shutout innings, Hale scattered four hits and did not walk a batter. He struck out six Jackals en route to earning his second victory of the season, as Ottawa won the game 9-1.
Hale is now 2-1 on the season with an 0.49 ERA, which ranks second among qualifiers in the Can-Am League. Over 18.1 innings in his three starts, he has struck out 12 opposing hitters and walked just one.
A native of San Diego, Calif., Hale owns seven seasons of experience in independent baseball entering 2018. He pitched in the Can-Am League in 2011 and 2012 with the Brockton Rox and New Jersey Jackals, respectively, working as a reliever both seasons. In 2011, Hale posted a 3.07 ERA and 15 saves for Brockton, and improved his ERA to 2.23 in 2012 with New Jersey. Hale spent 2013-2017 in the Atlantic League, playing for the Camden Riversharks, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, and Sugar Land Skeeters. Hale also owns two seasons of affiliated experience, spending 2009 and 2010 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and reaching as high as the Class A Advanced level with the Visalia (Calif.) Rawhide of the California League. Arizona selected Hale in the 27th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of Ohio State University.
The Champions will open a home series against the Quebec Capitales on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. Like all Can-Am League games, the series can be seen live and for free at www.canamleague.tv.
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