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SERIES RECAP: MINERS LOSE TO CHAMPIONS

FIRST TIME SINCE JULY 6-9 IN WHICH MINERS DID NOT WIN SERIES OF 3 GAMES OR LONGER

Game 1: Miners 1, Champions 7
Friday, August 3 — The Champions’ red-hot ace Jordan Kurokawa tossed eight shutout innings to pickup his ninth win of the season. Sussex County was able to jump on reliever Andrew Cooper for three straight hits including a Danny Mateo RBI single to get on the board in the top of the ninth inning, however it was not enough to take game one of the series.
Game 2: Miners 4, Champions 2
Saturday, August 4 — The Miners’ continued to ride Jayce Ray’s hot hitting ways as the center fielder knocked in two runs on three hits, including a long home run to right field to help secure the Sussex County victory. Cory Jones pitched seven solid innings, for his third straight victory before the bullpen provided two scoreless to help even the series with Ottawa.
Game 3: Miners 0, Champions 9
Sunday, August 5 — The Miners’ bats were silenced by Austin Chrismon, who scattered eight hits in a complete game shutout to earn the victory for Ottawa. Chase Harris and Vincent Guglietti powered the high-scoring affair with a pair of fourth inning home runs as part of three straight innings of runs. Mikey Reynolds and Audy Ciriaco both went 2-for-4 and Breland Almadova pitched a scoreless ninth in the loss.
Next Series
Sussex County Miners at Trois-Rivières Aigles
August 6-8, 7:05 PM
Magic Number
13 games to clinch a playoff spot
Notes
The Miners are just fifteen wins away from the Can-Am League‘s single-season wins record as they head into the middle series of their ten game Canadian road trip. The Miners will look to rebound from a tough series and face a team that they have outscored 34-25 in six games this year. The last time these two teams squared off, Sussex County swept the Aigles with a pair of walk off wins and an offensive outburst.
Article: Zachary Smolen
Photo: Malcolm MacMillan/TheBallparkGuide.com