Jordan Caillouet drives in five in the Champions 8-1 win over the Jackals
Jordan Caillouet drives in a Champions season-high five RBI and Steve Brown walks four times - setting the new franchise record.
Dante De Caria
Little Falls, NJ – The Ottawa Champions (15-15) avoided the series sweep with a 8-1 win over the New Jersey Jackals (16-14) on Thursday night at Yogi Berra Stadium.
The win snaps a season-high tying three game losing streak, and brings the Champions back to .500 for the third time this season.
Ottawa Champions starter Jared Mortensen (2-2) recorded win, tossing five innings of shutout baseball. Both of his two wins this season have come against the Jackals, allowing no runs in two starts against them (11.0 IP, 6 K).
The Champions opened the scoring with three runs in the first inning and scored four more in the seventh after a one hour and ten minute rain delay.
Jordan Caillouet went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and five RBI. He hit a two-run double in the first, knocked in two with a triple in the seventh inning and was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the eighth, giving him five RBI in a game for the second time this season. It also places him second in the Can-Am League in runs batted in with 27.
Steve Brown walked four times, setting a new Ottawa Champions franchise record for walks drawn in a game. He has now reached base safely in 17 of his last 18 games, going 26-for-68 with 14 walks during that stretch.
Jackals starter Matt Vogel (1-3) was taken out after the third inning because of a lengthy rain delay. He was saddled with the loss after just pitching three innings, giving up three runs on three walks and three hits, while striking out five.
The Ottawa Champions are back in action on Friday, June 21st – as they start up a four game series against the Quebec Captiales with a double-header at 5:05 p.m. Phillippe Aumont will get the start in game one against Dany Paradis-Giroux.