Ottawa Champions
Can-Am: Regular Season Game between the Rockland Boulders and the Ottawa Champions held on Aug. 23, 2016 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
Photo: Marc Lafleur

Playoff Hero Borkowski Returns to Champions Rotation

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have re-signed RHP STEVE BORKOWSKI to a contract for the 2017 season.

BORKOWSKI, 24, joined the Champions on August 16th, 2016 and made four starts, compiling a 1-2 record, 4.43 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 22.1 innings pitched.

He also went 2-0 in the playoffs, most memorably starting game four of the Can-Am League championship where he dominated the Rockland Boulders, striking out 13 batters in eight innings in a 13-3 Champions victory.

“Everything he did last year impressed me,” said Champions manager Hal Lanier. “And he really stepped it up in the playoffs so I’m delighted to have him back.”

Prior to signing with Ottawa, the Boone, IA native won the 2016 Pecos League championship with the Tucson Saguaraos, where he went 10-0 with a 2.72 ERA in the regular season.

The Ottawa Champions open the 2017 season on Thursday, May 18th at RCGT Park against the Trois-Rivieres Aigles. Season tickets and flex packs are currently on sale. View the schedule and purchase your tickets now at www.ottawachampions.com.

Tickets for the 2017 Can-Am League/American Association All-Star Game scheduled for July 25th in Ottawa are also on sale. Email tickets@ottawachampions.com, call 613-745-2255, or visit the RCGT Park box office for more details.