Team Quebec hitters met a starter in full possession of their funds and fell 5-2 to Evansville Otters on Monday in Indiana.
In total, manager Patrick Scalabrini’s squad had seven hits from a safe place, but had only collected three in the first five innings. During these, it is the musty Marty Anderson (1-0) who worked. The Otters starter passed three players from the Club de la Belle province in the mitten and also allowed two trips.
“We met one of the good throws in the league, a veteran who did very well,” said Scalabrini, who was reached on the phone moments after the meeting ended.
The game started well for “Fleurdelisé”, when the first two hitters – Louis-Philippe Pelletier and David Glaude – hit the pillows. However, a double play, followed by a lightly caught ball, ended the engagement.
“We opened the door first, but a mistake cost us two points. We gave them speed, and we had a hard time getting back into the game afterwards, “said the manager.
Difficult start for Hoffman
Unlike Otters, Team Quebec failed to take advantage of a good start from the start. Ben Hoffman (0-1) actually gave the five points to his rivals, including three earned, in three sets and two-thirds of the work. The New Jersey native also allowed eight hits.
The guests’ two points were collected in the eighth round. A single from Jeffry Parra gave Glaude and Elliott Curtis the lead.
Due to today’s setback, Team Quebec lost the series against Otters. During a double program played on Saturday, the two teams exchanged victories. Quebec officials had previously achieved the same result in both clashes with the Gateway Grizzlies. Originally, they were not to compete in a double program, but the weather decided otherwise.
“The two consecutive doubles put us in a bit of trouble with our pitchers. In the next series, we will be able to go with our launches one, two and three. We will therefore be in a better position for the next clashes, “said Scalabrini.
Team Quebec is now on its way to Marion municipality, where it will play a series of three matches. Hostility begins on Tuesday, and losing Nick Economos gets underway.