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Sussex County's big sixth inning hands Champions fourth straight loss

2018 June 16

It's another loss on a challenging road trip that has featured stops in Quebec and Sussex County – the two teams at the top of the Can-Am standings.

MAC VINCENT
 

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Champions kept it close until the sixth inning, but a four-run bottom of the sixth clinched a series win for the Sussex County Miners. The big inning gave them a large lead that they would not relinquish, handing the Champions a 7-3 loss.
 
With the loss, the Champions record drops further to a Can-Am League worst 9-17. It’s their fourth straight defeat on a challenging road trip that has featured stops in Quebec and Sussex County – the two teams at the top of the Can-Am standings.
 
LHP David Rollins (W, 3-1) hurled 7.2 sparkling innings for the Miners, as he allowed just three runs, nine hits, struck out eight and walked two. The Texas native padded his league leading strike out total – he now has 53.
 
INF Mikey Reynolds led the charge for the Miners, going 4-for-4 with two runs scored. His season average now sits at .356. A new addition to the Sussex County roster, OF Rubi Silva, finished with three hits and continues an impressive run with the Miners. In less than 25 at bats he’s hitting 500. He also drove in two runs and scored twice. C Luis Allen scored one run, to go with two hits and two RBI.
 
All three Ottawa runs were scored by INF Jordan Caillouet, who as able to reach base three times in the losing effort. Caillouet improves his season average to 312. INF Vinny Guglietti collected three hits and is now batting .308 heading into Sunday’s game.
 
RHP Jake Hale (L, 3-3) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing six runs, surrendering 10 hits and three walks. For the first time in the 2018 season, Hale did not record a strikeout in the start. He struck out at least two in his previous five outings.
 
Ottawa will try to snap a five game skid as they’re back at it for the series finale with Sussex County tomorrow. The first pitch flies at 2:05 p.m. RHP Austin Chrismon will be on the mound for Ottawa as he looks to improve on a 3-2 record with a 4.50 ERA on the campaign.
 
When Ottawa returns home, the international series also returns to RCGT Park! Ottawa plays Team Dominican Republic June 19-21, with the Caribbean team re-joining the Can-Am League for a second season. Tickets for this series and the rest of the Champions schedule are available at www.ottawachampions.com, or by calling 613-745-BALL (2255).
 
 
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