MINERS SUFFER WORST LOSS IN FRANCHISE HISTORY
Augusta, NJ – The New Jersey Jackals racked up a season-high 19 runs on their way to picking up their 10th win in a row as they dropped the Sussex County Miners 19-3.
Jackals 1B Art Charles set a new Can-Am League record for hits in a game as he went 6-for-6 with two home runs and five RBI. Charles was one of eight Jackals to record a hit in the game and one of six to have a multi-hit game. SS Eddie Newton went 3-for-6 with three RBI and 3B Dustin Lawley went 2-for-6 with four RBI. DH Michael O’Neill, RF /b>Cory Vaughn and C Richard Stock each added a pair of hits.
For the Miners, CF Jay Austin had two RBI and 2B Michael Antonio went 2-for-4. John Brucker, a 23-year-old rookie from nearby Sparta, made his professional debut as a pinch hitter in the 9th and got his first career hit and RBI. The win was career number 800 for manager Joe Calfapietra.
The Battle of New Jersey continues tomorrow at Skylands Stadium. First pitch is at 7:05 PM. For tickets, click here or call the box office at 973.940.0222. Listen to the game live on the Miners Radio Network or watch on CanAmLeague.tv.