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Chrismon, Hale deliver solid starts in twin bill split with New Jersey

2018 May 31

In the first game of the double header, Ottawa set a season-high for hits in a game with 19.

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OTTAWA – RHP Jake Hale and RHP Austin Chrismon both delivered lengthy outings, preserving the bullpens in a lengthy day that saw the Champions and Jackals play two full nine-inning games.

The result was split – a clean 9-1 win for Ottawa in the opener at Yogi Berra Stadium, before New Jersey battled back for a 4-2 win in the latter half of the day.

Hale scattered four hits across seven strong innings while striking out. He lowered his season ERA to 0.49. Hale has the second best ERA in the Can Am League.

INF Jordan Caillouet collected four hits, including a double and his second home run of the season as he drove in three runs. INF Steve Nyisztor and INF Daniel Bick finished with three hits as they paced Ottawa to a big win over New Jersey.

INF Dean Green swatted a solo home run for New Jersey, his fifth of the season. Green is tied for second in the Can Am League with 13 RBI. The offence would be the only run of the game for New Jersey, after the Champions pitching staff limited them to just five hits.

Offensively, the Champions set a season-high for hits in a game with 19.

Game two saw a different Jackals team limit Ottawa to just two runs, both coming in the second half of the game. RHP Dylan BrammerRHP Nate Gercken and RHP Vin Mazarro combined to allow just eight hits and two earned runs over nine innings as the Champions fell to 5-7 on the season.

In the losing effort, OF Coco Johnson and Nyisztor finished with two hits. Bick and Caillouet had the lone two RBI for Ottawa. Chrismon is saddled with the loss as he allowed seven hits, four runs, three earned over six innings for Ottawa.

C Andy Mocahabee doubled and drove in two runs for the Jackals, while Rony Cabrera finished with a triple and two RBI.

Next up: Ottawa is back at home, starting a nine-game homestand on June 1as they open up the lengthy stretch with a three-game set against the Sussex County Miners.
 
With Friday night representing the first home game of the weekend, the second Coors Light Night will kick off the homestand at RCGT Park. Hang out in the Coors Light Fan Zone down the first base line, and take advantage of $5 Coors Light.

Tickets for all Champions regular season home games can be purchased online at www.ottawachampions.com, or by calling 613-745-BALL (2255). Visit the RCGT Park box office during open hours to purchase in person.
 
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