Lake Erie falls to Ottawa, 10-2
Lake Erie (28-32) with the opportunity to win their third consecutive series on Sunday after winning in Saturday night’s contest. The Ottawa Titans (37-24) looked to stay in control of the second spot in the East Frontier League standings.
From the early going the pitching for the Crushers troubled to locate the zone in walking 11 Titans batters and a seven run third inning plagued any chances of the Crushers winning in the 10-2 defeat.
One run scored in the second inning for Ottawa. An RBI double from Jason Dicochea to left field gave the Titans their first lead. Ottawa in the third inning, drew seven walks, including five consecutive walks to score seven runs in the third. The big run inning started with a bases loaded walk for Clay Fisher. An RBI sac-fly from A.J. Wright, three consecutive bases loaded walks from the at-bats of Dicochea, Rodrigo Orozco, and Mitsuki Fukuda, two consecutive wild pitches allowed Dicochea and Orozco to score and top off the big third inning.
Ottawa followed with two more runs in the fifth inning. An RBI sac-fly to center field from Fukuda and Orozco scored on a wild pitch later in the inning.
The Crushers first run came in the sixth inning. Kemuel Thomas-Rivera lined a solo home run to left field, his third of the season.
Although the pitching wasn’t up-to-par for the Crushers, it was for the Ottawa Titans. Tyler Jandron received the start and did a good job keeping the damage to a minimum. Jandron’s only run given up came in his last inning. Overall, he threw six innings, allowed six hits, one run, walked one, and struck out six.
There was one final run scored in the game, it came from Lake Erie’s side. The strong left handed hitter Connor Owings belted a solo home run to right field for his 12th home run in 2022.
The Crushers will stay in Canada and face the Quebec Capitales for a three game set starting on Tuesday, July 26. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM ET.