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Rain shortens series finale, Titans fall into boulders

    Titans of Ottawa

June 13, 2024 – Frontier League (FL)
Ottawa Titans News Report

Victor Cerny of the Ottawa Titans in action
Victor Cerny of the Ottawa Titans in action
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Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Titans (14-15) saw their season-high four-game winning streak snapped in a rain-shortened game, falling 9-1 in seven innings to the New York Boulders (19-9) on Thursday. .

As for the sweep, the forecast pushed the start of the game back by more than an hour, but both Shane Gray (loss, 1-2) and Brandon Backman (win, 4-0) were on the same page early with two shutout- throwing frames. respectively.

The Boulders struck first with a two-out rally against Gray in the third inning. While the first two batters of the frame grounded out – Gray hit Austin Dennis before walking Chris Kwitzer – he set up David Vinsky for an RBI single.

Down by one run – the Titans had great at bats – eventually loading the bases against Backman. With two outs, Victor Cerny drew his second walk of the game, bringing home a lead-off Taylor Wright double to tie the game at one.

In the fifth, the Boulders’ offense erupted with four runs on five hits – all with two outs against Gray, taking a 5-1 lead. An RBI single by Chris Kwitzer and a runscoring double by Peyton Isaacson moved a pair over, before a two-run single by Casey Dana put the game out of reach.

Gray retired after five – allowing five runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out two in the loss.

The Boulders scored four more runs by sending nine to the plate against Matt Voelker in the sixth – with a Steve Barmakian single scoring lead-off Isaac Bellony, while Austin Dennis’ RBI knock scored again, prior to a hit by pitch and sacrifice fly. two more.

After Backman’s five innings of one-run ball, veteran Tyler Vail worked two clean frames and struck out four before the game went into a rain delay.

After a 30-minute delay and in an official game, the series finale was played after seven innings.

In the loss, the Titans were only able to record four hits, with Michael Fuhrman and Taylor Wright connecting for doubles.

The Ottawa Titans continue their six-game homestand with the first of three against the New Jersey Jackals on Friday night at 6:30 PM from Ottawa Stadium. All the action can be heard on CKDJ 107.9 and 94.5 Unique FM and streamed live on Flo Baseball.

For information on tickets, group outings and nine-game mini packages, visit the Titans’ official website at

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