It is a little later than expected, but still earlier than in the shortened season last year that the Quebec Elite Junior Baseball League (LBJÉQ) will resume operations on 25 June.
Originally, the circuit was scheduled to return to action on May 29, but the start date of the regular calendar had been pushed back recently. This time, everything indicates that there will be no new sanitary sticks in the wheels.
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“Our players, like society in general, have gone through many pitfalls in the last 15 months. It’s a great day today to be able to tell them that they will soon be on the field, and that we will be able to start the 2021 season 20 days earlier than we had done in 2020, pleased the president of the district, Rodger Brulotte.
Although the situation continues to improve almost everywhere in Quebec, action remains in place in this 32-game plan that lasts until August 28.
As last year, the games will be played in each of the three sections to limit the journey.
The preseason games will be presented on Friday, and the league is optimistic that the teams will be able to welcome fans from the start of the regular season.
This will be an opportunity for Diamants de Québec to defend the title of champion.
They signed their second championship in a row in September last year, and since then they have announced the appointment of Karl Gélinas as manager.
Charlesbourg Alouettes is not left out when it comes to the credibility of their instructor, as Josué Peley is in the driver’s seat after many changes at the helm in recent campaigns.
In their section, Diamants and Alouettes will rub shoulders with Voyageurs de Saguenay and Aigles de Trois-Rivières.