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Champions fall to Aigles in extras

2018 July 27

Aigles SS Sam Dexter scored the winning run and 1B Kevin Cornelius got the game-winning RBI.

Graham Neysmith

OTTAWA - The Trois-Rivières Aigles walked off the Ottawa Champions in the eleventh inning on Friday night, winning by a score of 4-3 at Stade Stereo+ in Trois-Rivières. 

Aigles SS Sam Dexter scored the winning run and 1B Kevin Cornelius got the game-winning RBI. Dexter started the eleventh inning at second base, as teams are awarded a runner in scoring position to start every inning from the eleventh onward.

Trois-Rivières got to RHP Steve Borkowski in the third inning. Back-to-back home runs from DH Javier Herrera and 3B Taylor Brennan put the Aigles up by three.

Ottawa began to chip away at the Aigles lead the very next frame. RF Steve Brown reached on an error and 3B Jordan Caillouet drove him in. 

The teams put up goose eggs until the top of the eighth when the Champions tied the score. SS Daniel Bick doubled home CF Chase Harris, before Bick scored himself on a DH Sebastien Boucher double, tying the game at 3-3. RHP Danny Carela struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extra innings. 

RHP Fernando Fernandez got the win for Trois-Rivières, while LHP Scott Maine took the loss for Ottawa.

The Champions and Aigles will resume their four-game weekend-long series Friday night, with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch. 

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