OTTAWA SCORES 5 UNANSWERED RUNS TO RALLY PAST MINERS
Ottawa, Canada | August 8, 2016 – The Ottawa Champions scored five runs over the last four innings of the ballgame, rallying from a 3-2 deficit to take a 7-3 home win over the Sussex County Miners at RCGT Park.
Ottawa took an early two-run lead, but a two-run blast by 1B Chris Jacobs (pictured) followed by 3B Dustin Lawley‘s first home run as a Miner gave Sussex County a 3-2 advantage. This was the first time since May 24 that the Miners have hit back-to-back home runs.
The Champion’s RF Kenny Bryant tied the game with a solo home run in the fifth inning, and 1B Alexander Malleta scored on a passed ball to take the lead in the sixth. Bryant would score again in the seventh on an RBI double by C Daniel Grauer. CF Sebastien Boucher added an RBI single in the eighth, and scored on a Bryant RBI double.
Kenny Bryant continues to torment his former team this season. Bryant went 4-for-5 at the plate with two RBI and three runs scored. RHP Laetten Galbraith tossed two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win for Ottawa.
For the Miners, LF Carl Thomore was 3-for-4. CF Jay Austin went 2-for-3 and scored a run. 2B Nick Giarraputo had 0-for-4 night and thus ended his 20-game hitting streak. With his moonshot in the fourth, Chris Jacobs set a franchise record for single-season home runs with 10. Jacobs finished 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI.
On Tuesday night, the Miners will play game two of the four-game series against the Ottawa Champions. First pitch is at 7:05 PM. Listen to the game live on the Miners Radio Network.
Recap by CanAmLeague.com/Dennis Mark. Photo by Dennis Mark.