Capitals nail Boulders coffin
The Quebec Capitales seem to have been stung by their back-to-back losses to the New York Boulders in mid-June. The team from the Old Capital capped a second consecutive sweep against their rivals from the Big Apple on Sunday.
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Patrick Scalabrini’s men came out late to break the stalemate and win 5-4. They took advantage of Josh Loeschorn’s largesse to score two runs in the seventh inning.
David Glaude first sent Garrett Takamatsu home with a ground ball, then TJ White hit a double run to make it 5-3.
Gabriel Garcia pulled the lead to one in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly, but the Boulders failed to tie the game afterwards. Earlier in the game, Garcia had scored a two-point long ball at the expense of Joel Huertes.
Glaude and Takamatsu both hit a triple in the win, but it was Jeffry Parra who led the charge on offense for the « Caps. » He drove in three runs on a home run and groundout.
On the mound, Huertes fulfilled his mandate as a starting pitcher, passing six batters in the mitt and allowing six hits and two earned runs in six innings.
Loeschorn meanwhile allowed five strikes from a safe place and as many earned runs in six and two-thirds innings of work.
The Capitals (35-15) thus signed a fifth consecutive win and still maintain a slim lead over the Ottawa Titans (33-18) and second place in the Eastern Conference of the Frontier League.
The « Caps » will receive the worst team in the league on Thursday, the Empire State Grays (3-47), for the first duel of a series that includes four. However, they will not be able to take the circuit’s homeless team lightly, which surprised the Titans last Friday.