TIMMINS - The first four Champoux Homes-Wacky Wings Orioles batters to come to the plate in the first inning came around to score to give ace right-hander Marc-André Lavoie all the cushion he needed in a 5-2 win over the Lessard-Stephens Red Sox in Game 3 of the best-of-five Timmins Men's Baseball League semifinals.
The Orioles now hold a 2-1 series lead after Wednesday's win at Fred Salvador Field.
Mario Fillion opened the game with a single, Dani Durepos reached on an error, and Lavoie brought them both home with a two-run double. Mike Barber followed up with a single, and Eric Boulard made it 4-0 with a two-RBI single. The Orioles added another run in the fifth when Lavoie singled and came home to score on a fielder's choice.
The Sox got on the board in the third as Ryan Dubeau drew a walk, stole second and scored on a single by starting pitcher Tim Chalmers. They added another in the fourth when Eric Comtois reached on an error and eventually scored on a dropped third strike to Randy Rice.
Chalmers went all seven innings on the mound for the Sox, allowing five runs (four earned) on nine hits, with no walks and three strikeouts. He only threw 83 pitches in the complete game effort.
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