MINERS JUMP TO EARLY LEAD AND CRUISE PAST CAPITALES

August 24 Recap

Sussex County 10, Quebec 1 – Box Score

Sussex County starting pitcher Jeff Thompson turned in a terrific performance on the mound as the Miners defeated Quebec, 10-1.

Thompson was sensational tonight as he tossed his third complete game of the season. The righty allowed an earned run on five hits with a pair of walks and seven strikeouts. With the victory, Thompson notched his league leading 10th victory of the season.

Offensively for Sussex County, 2B Trey Hair (pictured) led the way going 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and five RBIs. Miners CF Breland Almadova collected two hits, including a home run, along with three runs scored and an RBI while 3B/RF Mikey Reynolds and LF Jose Brizuela each contributed a pair of hits and two runs.

Left fielder Connor Panas hit a solo home run in the loss for the Capitales.

 

New Jersey 11, Ottawa 10 – Box Score

Third baseman Conrad Gregor belted a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give New Jersey an 11-10 lead and they would go on to win by that same score over Ottawa.

The Jackals had nine hits on the night with four batters having multi-hit games. Gregor went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs while 2B Andrew Dundon had a two-hit game, including a home run, along with five RBIs. Left fielder Alfredo Marte also helped the New Jersey offense by plating three runs and walking twice in a 2-for-3 night.

Jackals pitcher Christian Tessitore tossed a scoreless inning of relief and grabbed the victory in his first outing with the team. Tessitore gave up a hit in the three batters faced.

Center fielder Trey Martin had a 3-for-4 outing with two doubles, four runs scored and three RBIs in the loss for the Champions.

 

Rockland 4, Trois-Rivieres 3 (Game 1 – 9 Innings) – Box Score

Rockland rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Boulders defeated Trois-Rivieres in game one of a doubleheader, 4-3. The Aigles had just taken a 3-2 lead in the top half of the inning only to see the Boulders plate a pair in the bottom frame on a wild pitch and catcher’s interference.

Center fielder Chase Harris went 1-for-3 and scored the game winning run while 2B Richie Fecteau and 1B Matt Oberste each had 1-for-4 nights and hit back-to-back solo home runs in the sixth inning.

Rockland pitcher Nick Kennedy tossed two innings of relief and collected the victory. The 30-year-old gave up one unearned run on a hit and struck out a batter. Kennedy is now 4-3 on the season with the win.

For Trois-Rivieres in the loss, SS Thomas Roulis had a 1-for-2 night with two RBIs.

 

Trois-Rivieres 4, Rockland 1 (Game 2 – 7 Innings) – Box Score

In game two of the twinbill, Trois-Rivieres jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 3 ½ innings of play and would go on from there to beat Rockland, 4-1.

Aigles starting pitcher Brandon Barker tossed five innings of shutout baseball to claim his seventh win of the year. The 27-year-old gave up two hits and struck out nine in a 69-pitch performance. Trois-Rivieres pitcher Tyler Ferguson threw a scoreless seventh inning and earned his second save. Ferguson allowed a hit and struck out one in the three batters he faced.

Offensively for the Aigles, 2B/SS Tucker Nathans had a 1-for-3 night with a home run and two runs scored. Trois-Rivieres CF/LF Raphael Gladu launched a solo blast of his own in three at-bats while RF Alberth Martinez doubled and scored a run.

Shortstop Marcos Almonte had a 2-for-3 outing and tallied the lone run for the Boulders.