The Capitals advance to the final

Capitals advance to final


Les Capitales de Québec will be in the final of the Frontier Baseball League! 

It's thanks to a 5 to 1 victory against the Titans of 'Ottawa in the third and final game of this short series that the formation of Quebec qualified for the big meeting, Sunday evening, at the Stade Canac. 

The Quebec club, which is aiming for a first championship in the Frontier League after having been crowned seven times in the past in the Can-Am League (2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2017), should renew with the action starting Wednesday. Their opponents will be the winners of the other semi-final between the Schaumburg Boomers and the Washington Wild Things.

On this Sunday evening, in front of 2479 spectators, the Quebecer Jonathan Lacroix notably stood out for the Capitals. He opened the scoring first, at the start of the fourth inning, with a solid double. Ruben Castro, who had been hit by the pitcher, scrambled from the first cushion to reach home plate.

Lacroix added it, late in the sixth, with a one-run single, then starting an offensive push. The Capitals then scored three times. All manners looked good to add to the lead: Kyle Crowl took advantage of a passed ball, then Yordan Manduley hit a sacrifice ball to score Castro. This last scenario was repeated at the end of the eighth inning.

In addition to his three points scored, Castro reached the paths four times in as many occasions in this game, also having a stolen base .

A bad bet

In all likelihood, Titans manager Bobby Brown lost his bet when he decided to bring in his ace pitcher Zac Westcott as a reliever. Usually employed as a starter, Westcott was only allowed three days off after pitching seven and two-thirds innings Wednesday in the playoff win over the New York Boulders. Called to succeed Chris Burica, Westcott gave up three points, two of which were earned, removing only two opponents during his time on the mound.

Carlos Sano was also the starter for the Capitals on Sunday. In five and a third innings of work, he allowed no runs, despite three hits and six walks. The Titans lacked momentum early in the game, going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position in the first four innings.

The Capitals won both of their home games on Saturday and Sunday, after losing the opening game of the series on Friday in Ottawa. Remember that Saturday's game was particularly rich in emotions when the representatives of the Old Capital won 4 to 3 in the 11th round.