Late awakening of the Capitals

Late Waking of Capitals


Better late than never. The Capitales of Quebec applied this saying, Tuesday in Trois-Rivières, they who scored all of their three points in the eighth inning to defeat the Aigles 3 to 2.

Late 2-0 after seven innings, the Capitals were able to load up the bases with three of the first four batters in their eighth turn at bat.

Marc-Antoine Lebreux then cut the lead in half, despite himself, after being hit by a throw from gunner Frankie Giuliano, who had just entered the match. Then David Glaude tied the game with a single.

After registering a first out – the second of the inning – Giuliano finally gave way to Tucker Smith, who immediately awarded the winning run by offering a free pass to T.J. White, while the cushions were still all occupied.

For the Capitals, starting pitcher Michael Austin was the one who gave up the two points, on four hits, including Juan Santana's two-run homer, in six innings of work, but he was not involved in the decision. Rather, it was reliever Franklin Parra (3-1) who saw the victory add to his record, while Nick Horvath signed his sixth save of the season.

The two Quebec teams will continue this series of three games, the penultimate of the season between the clubs, on Wednesday, before concluding it the following day.