SEPTEMBER 12 PLAYOFF RECAP
Photo Courtesy: Dennis Mark/Sussex County Miners
Sussex County 7, Quebec 3 (Sussex County leads series, 1-0) – Box Score
Sussex County wins game one of the Can-Am League Championship Series as they downed Quebec by the score of 7-3.
After four scoreless innings to start off the contest, the Miners got the offense going as they scored a run in the fifth and three more in the sixth to take a 4-0 lead. The Capitales answered with three in the seventh to cut the deficit to 4-3 before Sussex County put the game away with a three-run blast by Daniel Mateo (pictured) in the eighth.
Mateo went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs while Martin Figueroa had a pair of hits in four at-bats and drove in a run. Jared McDonald also chipped in two runs for the Miners.
Sussex County starting pitcher Kenny Koplove tossed 6 2/3 innings and picked-up his second win of the postseason. Koplove allowed three earned runs on five hits and struck out three batters.
For Quebec in the losing effort, Brad Antchak had a 2-for-3 game with an RBI.
Game two of the best-of-five finals is Thursday night at Stade Canac in Quebec City. First pitch is slated for 7:05 PM.
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