The Capitals come out of their torpor

Capitals come out of their torpor


The Capitales de Québec finally ended their long losing streak by beating the Aigles de Trois-Rivières 9 to 1, Sunday, at Stade Canac.

Manager Patrick Scalabrini's squad had lost their last eight duels. It also avoided being swept away by the other Quebec formation of the Frontier League.

The attack of the Capitals, which had a lot of difficulties lately, started in the third inning. Jeffry Parra and Ruben Castro drove in the first two runs of the game, hitting a double and a single respectively.

Two turns at bat later, the crowd favorites added four more runs to their tally for the day. Parra also scored another double during this stretch.

On Twitter, the Capitals announced before the meeting that the 24-year-old receiver was their player of the month for July. During this one, he batted .293, hit three doubles, 12 home runs and 26 RBIs. Defensively, he retired 13 of 17 runners who attempted to steal base.

Three other points were added on the side of the Capitals in eighth. Just a little earlier, Steve Brown hit a solo homer and allowed the Mauricie team to avoid the shutout.

On the mound, Carlos Sano (2-2) worked for eight innings and got the win. He allowed a run on four strikes from a safe place and gave away a walk. The native of the Dominican Republic also passed five representatives of the Eagles in the mitten. Reliever Nick Horvath came to finish the job in the top of the ninth inning.

The loss was taken by starter Sam Belisle-Springer (7-5). He allowed his rivals' first six runs in four and a third innings.

Les Capitales will now host the Tri-City Valleycats for a three-game series in Quebec City. The first match is due to take place on Tuesday. On the same day, the Eagles will begin a three-game road series against the Sussex Country Miners.