The Ottawa Champions took the series finale 3-2 over the Quebec Capitales on Sunday behind a stellar mound performance by Austin Chrismon.
The victory was Ottawa’s ninth win in their last 10 games.
Chrismon (W, 7-3) tossed a complete game while only allowing two runs and four hits. He also struck out seven Capitales on the day.
The Capitales opened the scoring with a bomb from Maxx Tissenbaum over the right field wall. His ninth homer of the year made it 1-0 in the second. That homer was the only hit Chrismon allowed in the first five innings.
In the fifth, the Champions loaded the bases for Gustavo Pierre who drove in a pair of runs with a single to left field. The score was 2-1 at that point.
Capitales’ starter Joseph Maher (L, 3-3) went 5.1 innings allowing just the two earned runs on three hits. His unique pitching style disrupted the Champions timing as he recorded five strikeouts.
He left the sixth inning with two runners on and one out for Andrew Elliott, who got Pierre to ground into the inning ending double play.
Steve Nyisztor added a bit of insurance in the seventh as he singled home Matt Helms from second to make it 3-1. The run turned out to be the deciding score of the ballgame.
The Capitales tacked on a run with a sacrifice fly to cut the deficit to one but they couldn’t muster up the game-tying run.
Both Ricky Oropesa and Matt Helms left Sunday’s game with undisclosed injuries. Oropesa left after fouling a ball off his foot, meanwhile Helms left a few innings after colliding with Tyson Gillies in the outfield.
The Champions will be back in action at Sussex County on Tuesday for a huge series against the Miners. First pitch on will be at 7:05 p.m.
Elsewhere in the Can-Am League, Trois-Rivieres doubled Sussex County 8-4 and Rockland nipped New Jersey 6-5.