The day after a crushing 9 to 3 loss to the Tri-City ValleyCats, the Capitales de Québec recovered in good fashion by taking the honors of the series, Thursday, thanks to a victory from 11 to 5 at Stade Canac.
If Patrick Scalabrini's men struggled to go around the trails on Wednesday, it was a whole different story in the duel of the day. A five-run seventh inning allowed them to nail the visitors' coffin.
Relief Brett Hanewich allowed five RBIs on four hits in that inning. T.J. White got the ball rolling with a productive sacrifice fly, then Kyle Crowl, with a double, and Josh Sears, with a single, both added two runs to the scoreboard.
Called in to back up Codie Paiva in the seventh inning, Ian Codina must have breathed a sigh of relief after witnessing the offensive prowess of his teammates. He allowed the visitors to close the gap to one run in the seventh by allowing three runs and as many hits.
Earlier in the game, the visitors' starting pitcher, Austin Faith, seemed to lose faith in his abilities – and in his teammates. In the top of the third inning, he allowed a single to Josh Sears and a free pass to Yoelkis Guibert, and saw third baseman Pavin Parks commit two consecutive defensive errors, sending Spears and Guibert to the plate.
< p>Jeffry Parra then came to put the icing on the cake by hitting a long ball from two points to increase the lead of his team to 5 to 0.
The ValleyCats were then woken up thanks to the long two-run ball from Brad Zunica at the expense of Paiva, who allowed two earned runs on five hits in six innings.
The Capitals will head to the Canadian capital on Friday to face the Titans of Ottawa in a three-game series.
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