July 5 Recap
Sussex County 3, Quebec 2 – Box Score
Sussex County continued to play solid baseball as they won their sixth straight in a 3-2 decision over Quebec.
The Miners jumped out to a 2-0 lead after just a half inning of play thanks to a two-run home run from 1B Audy Ciriaco. Sussex County would add their other run in the third as C Gavin Stupienski scored on a sacrifice fly from DH Trey Hair. The contest stayed at 3-0 until the bottom of the seventh when the Capitales scored a pair of runs on RBI singles by 3B Jesse Hodges and 2B Brandon Fischer. Quebec would never threaten again after that and the Miners took home the victory.
Ciriaco went 1-for-4 with two RBIs while CF Mikey Reynolds (pictured) collected a pair of hits in four at-bats along with a run.
Sussex County starting pitcher James Campbell tossed 6 1/3 solid innings to pick-up the win. The righty gave up an earned run on a hit and struck out seven batters. With the victory, Campbell is now 2-0 on the year.
New Jersey 8, Rockland 5 – Box Score
New Jersey rolled out to a 7-1 lead after 3 ½ innings of play and would go from there to defeat Rockland by the score of 8-5.
The Jackals received solid production from their lineup tonight as they had seven batters collect at least a hit and score a run. New Jersey CF Alfredo Marte led the way going 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs. Jackals 3B Gregg Veneklasen had a pair of hits in four at-bats and an RBI while C Chase Smartt added a first inning three-run home run.
New Jersey starter Eduard Reyes gave up an earned run over seven innings of work to earn the victory. The 28-year-old allowed a walk and four hits while fanning five batters. Reyes is now 5-1 on the year.
For Rockland in the loss, leadoff hitter Ryne Birk had a 3-for-4 night with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Ottawa 3, Trois-Rivieres 1 – Box Score
Ottawa won their fifth consecutive contest as they downed Trois-Rivieres by the score of 3-1.
After two scoreless innings of action to start off the contest, the Aigles jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third as CF Parker Sniatynski scored on an RBI single by 3B Tucker Nathans. The Champions would respond in the fourth as LF Brian Portelli and RF Jiandido Tromp each came home on wild pitches and made it a 2-1 advantage. Ottawa added their other run in the sixth when 1B Vincent Guglietti scored on an error by Trois-Rivieres 1B Juan Kelly.
Guglietti had a 2-for-4 night with a run scored while Portelli and Tromp each had a hit in four at-bats and a run.
Champions starter Danny Garcia threw six solid innings en route to the victory. The lefty allowed an earned run on five hits and fanned nine batters. With the win, Garcia evened his mark at 3-3 on the year.