The Charlesbourg Alouettes brilliantly leveled the chances in the championship series of the Quebec Junior Elite Baseball League (LBJÉQ), Thursday at Parc Henri-Casault, by achieving a game without points or hits 9 to 0 against the Royal de Repentigny.
In front of their fans, the Alouettes avenged their 12 to 8 loss on Tuesday, in the first game. Pitchers Xavier Boutin and Charles Canuel responded in the best possible way by shutting out the Royal.
Boutin spent the first six innings on the mound and allowed five walks, while striking out an equal number batters. Canuel took charge of the seventh and final assault by forcing the Repentigny batters to compromise.
On offense, Philippe Hamelin was the most productive with three points on an optional and two sacrifice fly . Xavier Bilodeau also stood out with two RBIs and two laps.
It was not an easy outing for starting pitcher Jacob Brault, who recorded the loss allowing five runs, including three earned, and seven hits in four innings.
The third game of this series will take place on Saturday at Stade Flavio Prata in Repentigny.
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