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Chris Chiaradio At-Bat



Augusta, NJ | July 29, 2016 – One night removed from a terrible loss, the Sussex County Miners turned the tables and rolled the Québec Capitales, 15-7. On Christmas in July Night at Skylands Stadium, the Miners received plenty of gifts from Santa. Sussex County set franchise marks for most runs scored in an inning with eight and most runs scored in a game with 15. Their 17 hits were just one shy of tying a record.

As they did last night, the Miners jumped out to an early lead by putting up five runs in the second. The Capitales answered by tying the game in the fourth after five consecutive runs of their own. This time, however, Sussex County responded in record-breaking fashion by scoring eight runs in the home half of that frame. Each team would score two more runs in the later innings, but the Miners won the game resoundingly to even the series.

Starter Danny Moskovits made his second appearance for the Miners and got the win. The right-hander from Harvard allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits in the six innings he pitched. He walked four and struck out three. Michael Tamburino tossed two scoreless and closer Jesse Beal came in to shut down Québec in the ninth.

SS Chris Chiaradio was the Miner of the Game. Chiaradio, a New Jersey native from Seton Hall University, went 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored, three RBI, a walk, and a few fine plays at short. Every Miner with the exception of RF Brenden Webb had at least one single in the hit parade. CF Jay Austin and C Alex DeBellis both went 3-for-5; 2B Nick Giarraputo, 1B Chris Jacobs, and LF Dominique Taylor were each 2-for-5; and DH Carl Thomore finished 2-for-4. Giarraputo extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Taylor made two highlight-reel catches in left field, including a full extension diving grab for the final out of the game.

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On Saturday night, the Miners play game three of the four-game series against the Capitales. It will be Atlantic Health Systems Night and Fireworks Saturday at Skylands Stadium. For tickets, click here, call 973.940.0222, or visit our box office. The game can be seen on and heard on the Miners Radio Network.

Recap and photo by Dennis Mark.