Les Capitales de Québec only need one win to secure first place in the Frontier League East, but they didn't accomplish that feat Sunday at Stade Canac , they who instead lost the flag 5 to 4 against the Sussex County Miners.
The crowd favorites had however started the match in lion, scoring four points in the opening inning.< /p>
Jeffry Parra first hit a solo homer, then Jonathan Lacroix and Ruben Castro added one and two more runs to the board, respectively, with a double and a single.
Patrick Scalabrini's men, however, were unable to complete a single lap of the trails afterward, even though they totaled 11 hits in the game. Pitcher John Baker (11-2), who allowed all four runs and all 11 hits, as well as one walk, in seven innings of work, was still able to enough to amass the gain. Cody Whitten and Tyler Thornton then came in to relieve him, the latter signing his fourth save of the season.
On the mound for the Capitals, Codie Paiva did not hurt, he who even left his position after six innings, while his team led 4 to 3. He gave these three points on nine strikes in a safe place, but was ultimately not involved in the decision. Instead, it was reliever David Gauthier (0-1) who saw the loss added to his record, he who allowed the other two points for the winners, on a homer from Alex Toral in the eighth inning.
With six games remaining in the regular season, the Capitals are 58-32, giving them a lead of exactly six games over their closest rivals, the Ottawa Miners and Titans.< /p>
The latter will also be the last visitors to Stade Canac for the 2022 season, from September 2 to 4. However, before this three-game series, the Capitals will have to turn their attention to the New Jersey Jackals, who will be in the Old Capital for a three-game series, from Tuesday to Thursday. They could thus ensure the title of their section before the Titans even arrive in town.
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