After losing the first two sets of their all-Quebec battle against the Aigles de Trois-Rivières, the Capitales de Québec recovered, and not nearly, at Stade Canac on Sunday.
The Vieille Capitale team dismantled the Mauricie team by a score of 17 to 2, in a duel where the sluggers from the Capitals had fun as rarely this season.
< p>Jonathan Lacroix clearly announced the intentions of his team in the first round, by achieving a grand slam. His Cuban teammate Yordan Manduley, who made his comeback in the uniform of the “Caps” last week, also accomplished this feat in the sixth inning. He made it 15-2 by allowing Josh McAdams, Kyle Crawl and T.J. White to hit the trails.
Garrett Takamatsu, for his part, had one of his best games at bat, he who had no less than five hits and drove in two runs.
Starting pitcher Sam Poliquin (3-3) added one loss to his record after giving up four hits and as many earned runs in two innings. The Capitals also tortured Christian Allegretti, victim of five hits and six earned runs in just one and two-thirds inning. Of the five pitchers used by the Eagles, only Josh Smith was able to stifle the invading opposing attack.
The visitors had only five hits and two runs at the expense of Codie Paiva (4-2) in six sleeves. Their only brief moment of celebration came in the sixth inning, when Connor Panas cut the lead to seven with a two-run long ball.
By virtue of that win, the Capitals tied for first place overall in the Frontier League with the Washington Wild Things, with identical records of 30-14.
The Capitals travel to New York State on Tuesday, looking to play three games against the Tri-City ValleyCats (24-20). The Eagles (20-22), meanwhile, will start a series against the worst team in the Frontier League, the Empire State Grays (2-41).
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