After a relatively fruitless week, the Quebec Capitals are taking full advantage of the arrival of the New York Boulders to get back on their feet. Wednesday night at Stade Canac, the representatives of the Capitale-Nationale won their second consecutive game, by a score of 2 to 1.
The pitchers of the Capitals continued to neutralize the Boulders hitters, as they had done the day before in a 5-1 win. Quebec will have played with fire by giving up eight hits, but did not get burned.
Codie Paiva (3-2) got off to a good start with four hits to the safety and one walk allowed in six innings of work. The American was able to put an end to the threats with five strikeouts. Reliever Samuel Adames allowed the visitors' only run, in the ninth inning, allowing a paying double to Francisco Del Valle.
After five uneventful innings, the Capitals stepped on the gas in the sixth round at bat. A triple from David Glaude first allowed Blake Berry, at second base, to cross the plate. Glaude himself completed his lap on the next batter, when Garrett Takamatsu singled.
Danny Wirchansky (3-2) was on the mound the entire game for the Boulders . The left-handed pitcher had four hits and two earned runs on eight outings, also putting eight Capitals players in the dust.
The two teams will meet again Thursday night.
< p>Draw for the Eagles
In Troy, New York, the Trois-Rivières Aigles and the Tri-City ValleyCats split the honors with a doubleheader.
At the end of the evening, the American club triumphed 5-4 on a three-run drive in the final turn at bat.
A two-run single from Jesus Lujano tied the game, then Brad Zunica put an end to the game by pushing Brantley Bell towards the plate.
James Bradwell (1-3) worked on the mound during the winning comeback and consequently suffered the defeat.
In the first game, Juan Kelly, Steve Brown and Vaibhav Desai drove in a run each in the first two innings to lead the visitors to a 3-1 victory.
Sam Belisle-Springer (5-1) earned a fifth victory this season by allowing only one run – a Denis Phipps solo homer – five hits to the safety and a free pass in five and a third innings. Kyle Thomas then made his seventh save of the campaign.