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Skyhawks fall in series opener, 6-4

August 31, 2009 - Canadian American League (Can-Am) - Sussex Skyhawks News Release

AUGUSTA, N.J. - The Sussex Skyhawks fell behind in the first inning and were unable to battle back as they lost 6-4 to the visiting Les Capitales de Quebec Monday night at Skylands Park.

Les Capitales scored two in the first on base hits by Pat Scalabrini and Alex Nunez and added one in the fifth against Skyhawks starter Tim Stringer, who earned the loss. In the bottom of the sixth, Les Capitales picked up two more runs off Skyhawks reliever Alex Smith.

The Skyhawks picked up a run in the bottom of the fifth when Jorge Moreno hit a sacrifice fly to left scoring John Urick. In the seventh, Maikel Jova singled in two runs and a third scored on a throwing error making the score 5-4.

Michel Simard pitched five innings for Les Capitales giving up only one earned run to pick up his eighth win of the season. Derek McDaid pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his fifth save of the year.

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