The first third of Team Quebec’s longest home stays were positive. By winning 6-1, Thursday at Canac Stadium in Quebec, against the Sussex County Miners, the Quebec team eliminated this series three games against one of the best teams in the Frontier League for independent baseball thanks to two wins to follow.
A misunderstanding led to the visitors protesting in the eighth round, but this was not the case. Équipe Québec therefore came to Quillorama Stadium in Trois-Rivières, with a top spot in the Atlantic Division with ValleyCats of Tri-City.
But be careful, no doubt take the New Jersey Jackals, even if they have a difficult lineup.
“The last time against them, we swept them away. And since Tri-City do not lose more, or almost, you can not twice escape a match, hardly a match “, said manager Patrick Scalabrini, pleased with the performance of his squad.
If Team Quebec had waited in the seventh round the day before, before relaxing a bit on the attack, it was the opposite on Thursday. In the first set, receiver Jeffry Parra slams a three-round homerun to give his team a 3-0 lead. And with a little more opportunism, the locals could have increased the priority, but they left three runners at the base.
“I had struggled a bit in some matches, but I continue to fight. We want to win, we play for it. If there’s a team that deserves it, it’s ours. I love the group of players we train, says Parra, who has by far his best season in professional ranks, he who has 14 home runs and 64 RBI.
After a homerun run by Andy Ciriaco, in second place, Équipe Québec added three more points, and David Glaude produced two points using two sacrificial balls on second and eighth and a solo homerun (8th) from Jesse Hodges, on seventh.
“You could say that after four battles it was over. We led 3-0, it looked like a thaw and their starter was already out. Offensively, Parra is incredible for us, it is for shots like this that he remains at the heart of the roster, “added Scalabrini.
The victory was the one with starting pitcher Henry Omana, who is 2-0 in four starts. The slender right-hander has given just three hits in six innings.
“There have been two huge quality starts he gives us by putting seven and six innings and giving just one point in total in victories against Washington and Sussex,” Scalabrini specified for the one who came from Mexico, two weeks ago. The addition of Andrew Case to the bullpen also gives the manager many choices in the final round.
The Quebec group will perform in Trois-Rivières for the next three days before returning to Quebec on Monday for the final match of the regular season at Canac Stadium against the Jackals. There will be two more games in Trois-Rivières in the middle of next week (Wednesday and Thursday) against the New York Boulders. The season comes to an end after (another) big series with four games in Sussex against the Miners.