After escaping the finals in 2019 and 2020, Cascades de Shawinigan have become the new league champions in Quebec Major League Baseball (LBMQ).
They won the fifth match of the series against the Pirates of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in a clear 15-0 victory.
The clash took place yesterday, at Réal-Dufresne Park in the Shawinigan-Sud sector, in front of 700 spectators.
Cascades therefore won the last series 4 to 1 and became the champions of the league’s 20th season.
It was in the fourth round that everything fell apart for the Pirates. They conceded 11 points against 16 local hits. Steve Brown, with a grand slam and a single, produced five points alone.
On the mound, Alexandre Janelle-Gagnon started the match for Cascades by conceding just five hits and two trips to the opponents while knocking out four players. Xavier Tremblay came in relief in the fourth round. In three and two thirds he did not admit, and struck out three strokes for the victory.
Player Gabriel Thibodeau won the MVP title in the playoffs. In 57 official appearances, he has beaten 18 singles, 4 doubles and 1 homer, and maintains an average of 0.403. He also had 6 trips, scored 16 times and produced 17 points.
In addition, Shawinigan repositions itself on the sports scene and won its first major sports championship since the Memorial Cup won by the Cataractes in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). That was in 2012.