Champions tie franchise record in walks in loss to Aigles
Brian Portelli and Andy Mocahbee hit back-to-back homers for the second time in franchise history, but the Champions drop the second game of a three game series to Trois-Rivieres.
Dante De Caria
Trois-Rivieres, Que – The Trois-Rivieres Aigles (21-17) defeated the Ottawa Champions (17-22) 6-5 on Saturday afternoon at Stade Stereo+.
It took over four hours to complete game two of this three game series. A Rain delay lasted more than an hour, with play resuming in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Champions tied the franchise record for walks issued in a game with 12, three off the Can-Am League record of 15. C.J. Schildt made his first career professional start, allowing three runs on no hits and seven walks over two innings of work.
The Aigles scored six runs on two hits, both of which came in the fourth inning. Joe DeLuca and David Glaude hit back-to-back doubles as part of the Aigles’ three-run fourth.
Brian Portelli and Andy Mocahbee hit back-to-back homers as the Champions rallied to score four runs with two outs in the second inning, taking a 5-2 lead. Portelli and Mocahbee became just the second duo to hit back-to-back home runs in Champions history. The last two to do it was Albert Cartwright and Kenny Bryant in August 2016.
Trois-Rivieres’ pitching held Ottawa off the board after the second inning. In the eighth inning, the Champions grounded into a double play with the bases-loaded off closer Garrett Mundell, who pitched a five out save.
Aigles starter Colby Morris got the win (2-0) while allowing five runs over five innings. He settled down after allowing all five runs over the first two innings – giving up just two hits over the next three scoreless innings.
Champions reliever Jesse Lepore (1-3) received the loss after he gave up the tying and go-ahead runs in the fourth inning. He went two and 2/3 innings.
Malik Collymore went 4-for-4 and Leonardo Reginatto went 2-for-5, with two runs scored and two doubles in the loss.
The Ottawa Champions will look to avoid the series sweep tomorrow afternoon when they play the final game of this three game series against Trois-Rivieres at 2:05 p.m. You can follow all the action on CKDJ 107.9 – FM.