The Rouen Huskies have won the 2015 Championship in the French Division I. They used a pair of 6-4 wins over the Montpellier Barracudas at home in front of an attendance of about 1,000 to prevail 3-1 in the best-of-five final series. Both teams had split the first two contests in Montpellier one week ago.
In game three on Saturday Bastien Dagneau went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and three RBI to lead Rouen to the 6-4 victory. The Huskies took the lead in the second and held on to the advantage in the end, when the Barracudas tried to rally. Jeffrey McKenzie pitched eight innings for the win. Fred Walter had two hits and a run for Montpellier.
On Sunday Dagneau drove in three more runs in another 6-4 win. Owen Ozanich, who was named Finals MVP afterwards, issued three runs in seven innings for the win. Rouen led 5-1 after the second, but Montpellier again put three runs on the board in the last two frames, but failed to complete the comeback. McKenzie got the last out with the bases loaded to seal the championship for the Huskies.
It’s the 11th championship in France for the Rouen Huskies. They are returning to the throne after one year hiatus due to the Templiers Senart championship last season.
|Montpellier Barracudas –||Rouen Huskies||19/09 – 16:00||4 – 0|
|Montpellier Barracudas –||Rouen Huskies||20/09 – 11:00||0 – 3|
|Rouen Huskies –||Montpellier Barracudas||26/09 – 16:00||6 – 4|
|Rouen Huskies –||Montpellier Barracudas||27/09 – 11:00||6 – 4|
Photo by Rouen Huskies