JULY 6 LEAGUE RECAP
Photo Courtesy: Rockland Boulders
Rockland 5, Trois-Rivieres 2 – Box Score
The 6-7-8 hitters led the way for Rockland as they defeated Trois-Rivieres by the score of 5-2.
Leftfielder Kevin Krause (pictured), CF Mike Montville and 2B Jared McDonald were solid offensively tonight as they went a combined 5-for-10 at the plate with two runs scored and four RBIs. The trio altogether collected five of the team’s six hits and drove in four of their five runs.
The Boulders scored a run in the second inning to go ahead 1-0 and then put the game of reach with four runs over the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Rockland starting pitcher Justin Brantley allowed two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings of work to nab the win. Brantley gave up three hits and four walks while striking out seven. The righty is now 3-0 on the season.
For the Aigles in the loss, leadoff hitter David Glaude went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Quebec 6, Sussex County 0 – Box Score
Quebec starting pitcher Jay Johnson and three relievers combined on a six-hit shutout as the Capitales downed Sussex County, 6-0. Johnson went the first seven innings of the contest allowing a walk and five hits while striking out two in a 74-pitch performance. The bullpen trio of Andrew Elliott, Nolan Becker and Will Dennis finished off the final two innings giving up only a hit and fanning three batters. Johnson notched the victory and is 2-0 on the season.
Offensively, Quebec 3B TJ White led the way going 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Capitales CF Kalian Sams picked-up a pair of hits in four at-bats and scored a run while 2B Nick Gotta drew two walks and collected two hits. Quebec scored two runs in the third inning, one in the sixth and three more in the ninth.
Ottawa 5, New Jersey 1 – Box Score
A solid performance by starter Jordan Kurokawa and a four-run seventh inning propel Ottawa to a 5-1 victory over New Jersey.
Kurokawa, the league’s Pitcher of the Month for June, tossed seven shutout innings allowing seven hits and three walks along with three strikeouts in a 103-pitch outing. The 25-year-old earned the win and is now 5-3 on the season.
The contest was scoreless through five innings of play before the Champions broke through in the sixth scoring a run on an RBI single by 1B Zak Colby. Ottawa put the game out of reach in the seventh tallying four runs via a two-run single by DH Sebastien Boucher, a sacrifice fly from RF Steve Brown and a Jackals error.
Boucher went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI while Colby had a pair of hits in three at-bats and a run batted in.
New Jersey committed six errors in the game.
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