The Ottawa Champions pounded their way to a 10-2 victory over the Sussex County Miners last night and moved passed the Miners into a playoff spot.
The victory is Ottawa’s sixth straight win on the road as well as the 11th in their past 12 games.
It was all Champions early on and the scoring happened as soon as the game got underway.
After the leadoff man Daniel Bick reached, Steve Nyisztor blasted a two run shot to open the scoring. It was Nyisztor’s second homer in as many games.
The Champions continued to flex their muscles in the third as Ricky Oropesa sent a solo homer over the right field wall. It was 3-0 after three.
In the fourth, Ottawa tacked on a pair of runs. Gustavo Pierre stayed hot with yet another RBI double to the wall. He later came in to score on a base hit up the middle from Bick.
Daniel Cordero (W, 6-3) was once again lights out as he limited the Miners’ offence to just one run. Despite only striking out two batters he was able to go seven innings while allowing four hits and two walks.
The Champions go for the sweep this morning at 10:35. Phillippe Aumont (3-2, 4.52 ERA) makes his final start for Ottawa before the all-star break while Kody Kerski (3-1, 2.37 ERA) goes for the Miners.
In other Can-Am League action, New Jersey smeared Trois-Rivieres 14-8 and Quebec downed Rockland 4-1