Aigles Salvage a Game as Washington Bats Go A Bit Quiet
TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QUÉBEC, CANADA (July 24) – Washington managed just three hits after a two-run second inning and fell to the Aigles in the series finale 4-2. Washington had scored 28 combined runs in the first two games of the set and won both, so the loss simply means a series win for the first-place Wild Things.
Unlike the last two nights, neither team scored in the first inning of the game, but both teams scored twice in the second. In the top half, Nick Ward doubled home Tristan Peterson, who doubled to start the frame. Ward scored on a single by Hector Roa, on which Roa was caught in between first and second and tagged out. Trois-Rivières scored on an error and a sac fly in the bottom half to even the score.
Nobody scored again until the bottom of the fourth when the Aigles plated two more on RBI singles by both Canice Ejoh and LP Pelletier. Hayden Pearce ended up getting a zero in the fifth to finish his day. He yielded four runs on five hits with five strikeouts in five innings of work in what was his 10th start of the year.
Washington threatened a few times after that but failed to score the rest of the way. The loss dropped the Wild Things to 38-22 on the season but the club is still in first place by at least three games, pending the result of Evansville and Sussex County’s series finale.
The Canada trip continues for Washington as the team heads to Ottawa for a series which starts Tuesday against the East Division’s second-place Titans. It’s a first-time ever matchup again. The first pitch for all three with the Titans is slated for 6:30 p.m.