MINERS ADVANCE TO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES WITH 3-2 WIN IN GAME FIVE

SEPTEMBER 9 PLAYOFF RECAP

Photo Courtesy: Torri Koppenaal/ Sussex County Miners

 

Sussex County 3, Trois-Rivieres 2 (Sussex County wins series, 3-2) – Box Score

Martin Figueroa’s (pictured) sacrifice fly in the eighth inning gave Sussex County a 3-0 lead and that proved to be the difference in the game as the Miners defeated Trois-Rivieres in the decisive game five, 3-2. With the win, Sussex County advanced to the Can-Am League Championship Series where they will take on Quebec.

Sussex County starting pitcher Cory Jones tossed 8 2/3 solid innings and earned his second win of the postseason. Jones gave up two earned runs on nine hits and struck out nine in a 155-pitch performance.

Offensively for the Miners, Figueroa went 1-for-3 with two RBIs while Audy Ciriaco had two hits in four at-bats along with two runs scored. Mikey Reynolds also chipped in a pair of hits for Sussex County.

For the Aigles in the losing effort, Alexi Colon had a 1-for-5 game and launched a two-run home run.

Game one of the best-of-five championship series will take place on Tuesday in Quebec beginning at 7:05 PM.

 

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