The Ottawa Champions ended their three-game losing streak with a 9-4 win over the Quebec Capitales last night at RCGT Park.
It was the offensive performance needed to spark the final push for the playoffs as the Champions still sit two and a half games back of the Sussex County Miners for the final Can-Am League playoff spot.
Ottawa’s Steve Borkowski (W, 8-7) threw a strong six and two third innings only allowing five hits and two earned runs. Add six strikeouts to his night and Borkowski left the mound with his head held high after a solid outing.
The Champions bats got to Murilo Gouvea (L, 1-3) early and often with Daniel Bick, Steve Nyisztor and Gustavo Pierre all racking up two RBI each, ending Gouvea’s night after just three innings.
The peak of the night for the Champions came in the third inning as they played some small ball. Highlighted by a Bick double into left that scored two, the Champions got five insurance runs to make it 9-1 at the time.
The final game of this four-game set goes today with the Champions looking inch closer to the playoffs. Phillippe Aumont (4-4) will take the mound for the Champions against Joseph Maher (5-4).
Elsewhere in Can-Am League action, Sussex County crushed New Jersey 9-1 and Rockland downed Trois-Rivieres 4-1.