The #ottawa champions are a win away from completing one of the most amazing comebacks in the history of the #Can-Am Baseball League finals.

The Champions throttled the #Rockland Boulders last night in a 13-3 romp to even the best of five series at two games each after Ottawa had dropped the first two tilts at their home stadium by the narrow margins of 6-5 in Game 1 and 5-4 (10 innings) in Game 2.

Ottawa’s hitters backed starting pitcher Steve Borkowski’s excellent eight-inning mound performance with an 18 hit attack that took no prisoners.

Borkowski allowed only six hits on the evening and struck out 13 while issuing just four walks. Reliever Josh Blanco put the finishing touches on the night when he pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

Every batter in the Champions’ lineup had a least one hit. They were led by all-star 2B Albert Cartwright, 1B Alexander Malleta and LF Matt Helms who all posted three-hit nights. Players with two hits in the game were RF Adron Chambers, CF Sebastien Boucher, and DH and team MVP Kenny Bryant. Cartwright’s hit total included a home run and he drove in five runs. SS Daniel Bick also homered.

Budkevics didn't get a lot of support

Ottawa pounded Rockland starter Bo Budkevics (1-1) who had an off-night for Rockland when he gave up seven runs (three earned) on ten hits in five innings. He fanned four and walking one. Budkevics didn’t get a lot of support at crucial times as his fielders made three errors behind him.

The Champions had jumped to an early 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning, but Rockland quickly tied things up with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning.

It wasn’t until manager Hal Lanier’s lineup ran up a five-run fourth and a four-run sixth that the visitors took absolute control of the game.

Ottawa had first prolonged the series in Game 3 with a 13-12 victory that came about when C Danny Grauer smashed a clutch home run in the 12th inning to secure the win.

Game 5 goes tonight at 6:30 at Palisades Credit Union Park.

Ottawa sends ace and Can-Am Baseball League Pitcher of the Year Austin Chrismon (0-1, 6.58 ERA) to the mound while Rockland counters with righty David Fischer (0-1, 3.37 ERA).

Don't miss our page on Facebook!
Click to read more