The Capitals win with difficulty and misery

The Capitals prevail in pain and misery


Les Capitales de Québec delighted their fans gathered at Stade Canac by erasing a four-point deficit to finally win 8 to 7 against the New York Boulders on Saturday.&nbsp ;

Patrick Scalabrini's men thus won this series at home after winning Friday's match by a score of 8 to 4. from behind 5 to 1 at the start of the game. A single from Austin Dennis doubled the visitors' lead in the third, then Giovanni Garbella and Chris Kwitzer both sent a teammate home after hitting a ground ball.

Codie Paiva had better starts on the hill of the Old Capital. He allowed six runs – three of which were earned – and eight hits in just four innings of work. He can thus say thank you to the strike force of the “Caps”.

Jeffry Parra and Tristan Pompey hit long balls, while Kyle Crawl was the author of two productive singles. However, it was Cubans Yordan Manduley and Yoelkis Guibert who played the heroes in the seventh inning after the second run produced by Crawl. Manduley allowed Parra to score with an optional, then his compatriot made it 8-6 with a single that sent T.J. White home.

Max Smith dispatched a Frank Moscatiello offering in the stands in the eighth inning to close the gap to one point, but the Boulders failed to tie, held back by the save of Samuel Adames.

Capitals (34-15) extended their lead over the Ottawa Titans (32-18) atop the Frontier League Eastern Conference by virtue of the victory.

The Boulders will return to Stade Canac Sunday for the final match of the series.