MOUNTAINDALE August 8, 2000 The Catskill
Cougars are still a game and a half behind division
leading Elmira after going 13 for the extended
The Cougars played back-to-back nights in Quebec last
Thursday and Friday, losing three games to Les Capitales.
However, they did defeat the New Jersey Jackals on
Sunday, keeping pace with the rest of the Northern League
Eastern Conference South Division.
Thursday was a night of disappointment for Cougars, as
they lost both games of a doubleheader by just one run.
In game 1, Catskill put up three runs in the late
innings, as all-star catcher Guye Senjem hit a solo shot
in the fifth, and left fielder Nelson Abreu doubled in
the seventh, scoring two.
But it was not enough. Every time Catskill scored, the
Capitales struck back. The decisive blow came in the
bottom of the seventh, when Quebec put up three runs to
pull out the victory.
Senjem and Rafael Martinez had two hits apiece.
In the other half of the doubleheader, Catskill managed
one more run than in the first half. But so did Quebec.
After the Cougars rallied for their four runs in the top
of the second, Quebec methodically worked them down,
scoring two in the bottom of the second as well as the
third, and one more in the fifth, the game winner.
Martinez again had two hits while Ryan Pond and Nelson
Abreau each doubled.
Friday was no better for the Cougars, as Quebec handily
defeated them by a score of 5-1. All-star hurler John
Challinor (6-3) was given the loss after allowing four
runs, only two of them earned. On the other side, Quebec
started Tony Bacci (6-3) went seven scoreless, holding
Catskill to just two hits and registering eight
Saturday saw a much-needed reversal of fortune for the
Cougars, who beat league-rival New Jersey 4-3 in 10
Catskill third baseman Gavin Fingleson celebrated his
birthday by singling home the winning run in the top of
the tenth. He finished the night 2-for-5 with an RBI.
Reliever Aaron Dinkel (41) got the win, coming into
the game in the seventh and holding the Jackals
Sundays game with New Jersey was rained out and
will be made up as part of a doubleheader on August 7.
Results of the games were not available as of press time.
Catskill will host Quebec in a three-game series
beginning tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Mountaindales