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Baca Walks off Capitales to Give Champions 5-4 Victory in Final Game of 2019

September 3, 2019 - Canadian American League (Can-Am) - Ottawa Champions News Release

OTTAWA - Michael Baca hit a walkoff single to give the Ottawa Champions a 5-4 victory in their final game of the 2019 season against his former team, the Québec Capitales.

Baca went 3-for-5 in the game with the lone RBI. Claimed off waivers from Québec on August 7, Baca was a spark plug for the Champions, hitting .348 with four doubles and 11 RBI since moving to the nation's capital.

Malik Collymore stole his 52^nd base of the season in the third inning to break the Can-Am League record for stolen bases in a season. That marks the third individual record broken by a Champions player this season after Phillippe Aumont set a new high in both strikeouts in a game (18) and strikeouts in a season (145).

Champions starter Zac Westcott struck out five batters, walking one and allowing four earned runs on six hits.

After taking a 4-1 lead into the seventh, the Capitales scored three runs to tie the game. David Salgueiro hit his first home run of the season over the right-field wall in the fifth to get Québec on the board. Québec scored three more runs in the seventh to tie the game, capped off by a two-run RBI single from Yordan Manduley.

Prior to the game, Champions SS Nick DeTringo was named batter of the week of August 26 to September first. DeTringo went 11-for-24 with two doubles and four RBI over that span for a ridiculous .458 average. His slash line for the week was .458/.500/.625.

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