Karl Gélinas and Josué Peley intend to return to the helm of the Quebec Diamonds and Charlesbourg Alouettes in 2022 to continue developing their young teams that were eliminated on Sunday in the first round of the League play-offs. I Quebec elite junior baseball.
“It has really not been easy this season, especially because we did not have a country of our own due to the work that was not completed at Parc Henri-Casault. We had to train on Baseball 360, and we could not practice our defense that much, says Peley, if Alouettes finished last in the Sun Life Financial division with 9 wins and 23 losses.
“We also had a team of very young players, including four Midget AAA boys. It was important that they could have that experience in the playoffs, see the 22-year-olds cry after the match. Me, I will come back to see this team grow, continued Peley, whose protégés turned their backs on Voyageurs de Saguenay.
For his part, Gélinas was a little disappointed that his diamonds had been lost in four games against Trois-Rivières junior Aigles, which they had still beaten in the position during the season. “There were three extremely close games, and we were three strikeouts after winning the first and last game,” said the former pitcher.
-We also had a young team with two or three players aged 16-17 years. We have a lot of talent, but not a lot of maturity, he continued.
“I am interested in continuing, unless an unusual offer comes to me. I can not wait to see this group of young people develop, because I am convinced that in a couple of years they will be extraordinary “, summed up Gélinas.
As of Thursday, Aigles Jr. begins. and Voyageurs’ second round at Richard-Desmeules Stadium in Saguenay.