The Ottawa Champions captured their sixth straight win last night with a 6-1 victory over the Sussex County Miners.
Coming off a great start in New Jersey, Steve Borkowski (W, 4-5) was once again lights out. He went eight innings allowing only a single earned run. He also allowed just four hits from the 28 batters he faced.
Borkowski seemed to be getting better as the game rolled on as he did not face more than four batters in an inning past the second. That included a three up, three down eighth before he was taken from the game.
The teams started the scoring by trading solo homers in the second inning. Rubi Silva got the Miners on the board first, but Steve Brown responded with his fourth homer of the year when he pulled one over the left field wall.
The Champions broke open the scoring in the fourth. Steve Nyisztor drove in a run on a bunt single, and then Ottawa loaded the bases for Tyson Gillies. He ripped a liner to right field for a two-RBI single. Just like that it was 4-1 after five innings.
Daniel Bick connected with a solo homer of his own in the sixth. The leadoff man muscled one over the left field wall for his fourth homer of the year, increasing Ottawa’s lead to 5-1. Bick struck again in the eighth with an RBI single to left field that scored Gustavo Pierre.
Adam Eggnatz made his home debut and worked a perfect ninth to cap off the game.
The Champions will look for the series sweep as they wrap up their series with the Miners tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.
In other Can-Am League action, New Jersey doubled Trois-Rivieres 6-3 and Quebec beat Rockland 7-4.