RECAP | Otters conclude Canadian Tour with loss to Aigles
TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - The Evansville Otters concluded their trip to Canada Sunday with a 7-4 loss to the Trois-Rivieres Aigles.
The Otters' offense struck first Sunday, but it ended up being the Aigles' who put together a comeback rally in Sunday's series finale rubber match, scoring seven unanswered past the halfway point of the game.
The Otters kicked off the top of the third with back-to-back hits from first baseman Ronnie Allen Jr. and second baseman Julius Puryear.
Three batters later, a double from designated hitter J.R. Davis brought in the game's first two runs.
Catcher Justin Felix backed up the double with a two-run home run, his second on the road trip, and giving the Otters a 4-0 advantage.
The Aigles answered right back, putting up a pair of runs in the bottom of the third on back-to-back RBI singles.
One inning later, Trois-Rivieres tied the game on a two-run home run from designated hitter Canice Ejoh.
The 4-4 score held steady for just two innings, as catcher Carlos Martinez gave the Aigles their first lead of the game on a two-run single to right field in the sixth.
Ejoh wasn't finished at the plate on the day, hitting a second home run in the seventh inning to extend the Trois-Rivieres lead to 7-4.
The lead would hold to the end, as Evansville could not manage another run. The Otters had other opportunities in the game but left four on in scoring position.
Austin Gossmann received the loss for Evansville, giving up six runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings. Despite giving up the four runs to the Otters in the third, the Aigles' Sam Belisle-Springer got the win, keeping the Otters scoreless after the third.
Up next for the Otters is their first taste of West Division action this week as they welcome the Lake Erie Crushers to Bosse Field for a midweek series.
Tuesday is Taco Tuesday and Military Appreciation at 6:35 p.m., gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday is a midday 12:05 p.m. start on Senior Connection Wednesday, gates opening at 11 a.m. Thursday is Thirsty Thursday and YMCA Night with discounted drafts and domestic cans, with theme jerseys and jersey auction, and gates opening at 5:30 p.m.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.
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