BUTTERFLY | After an unusual evening marked by a nearly thirty-minute power outage at Stade Canac, Capitales de Québec survived Saturday night by beating the Ottawa Titans 4 to 3.
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The local team won in front of 4,297 spectators, forcing the third and final game to be held in this short series that still ends in Quebec on Sunday.
TJ White played hero, end of 11to a hit with a game-ending kick. He then pushed teammate Michael Theisen to the toll plate before being surrounded and celebrated by all of the Capitals’ players.
Earlier, Quebec’s Marc-Antoine Lebreux had deftly dropped a sacrifice bird to allow Theisen to advance from base one to base two, after which David Glaude advanced it to third base.
Photo by QMI Agency, Pascal Huot
“This isn’t the end,” Quebec shooter Miguel Cienfuegos wished after losing to Ottawa on Friday night. Good thing we had a harder game when we left, it’s a bit of a mess, we come home with two games, we have the field advantage and we have to do our job at home.
At the end of the ninth inning, with no exits and full bases, the Capitals missed a great opportunity to win. Jeffry Parra, White and Kyle Crow were shot in turn by Titans savior Matt Valin.
the story of the game
Speaking of how Saturday’s game developed, Capitals launcher Codie Paiva shot 61 shots per hour after the Titans’ top two at bats. His total was 118 when he left the game after five and a third inning.
The capitals’ destiny was therefore largely to rest on the shoulders of the team’s saviors, including Frank Moscatiello, when the lights went out. Franklin Parra was a great contributor, allowing no hits and only one walk in four strokes in relief.
Photo by QMI Agency, Pascal Huot
Paiva allowed three runs in nine innings and a walk on the mound, all earned. AJ Wright and Jake Sanford hit the long ball at their own expense.
At the end of the second half, Tristan Pompey gave the crowd at Stade Canac his first moment of rejoicing by hitting a two-run homer. However, Pompey was forced to leave the game at the start of the sixth half after diving defensively.
The injured left fielder in the streak was a little too daring and allowed batsman Tyrus Greene to reach third base despite himself. At a certain moment, it was possible to believe in an on-court half… Greene finally managed to pass home plate after a pair from teammate Wright. The Titans then tied the game 3-3.
Quebecer Jonathan Lacroix also went on a run for the Capitals in this game and was timed to midfield in the fourth inning.
– The other semi-final between the Schaumburg Boomers and Washington Wild Things took a break on Saturday. Boomers lead 2/3 1-0 this series.
A tribute to the work of Franklin Parra
Manager Patrick Scalabrini was smiling but exhausted after Saturday night’s playoff game at Stade Canac, winning 4-3 at the end of 11.to Quebec Capitales’ game against the Ottawa Titans.
“I was wrong, entrusted Scalabrini. It’s stressful on a day like this.”
While TJ White was the hero to finish the game, Scalabrini drew attention to another player: 22-year-old savior Franklin Parra.
“He raised the boy,” the principal said. He is our youngest player. But considering the end of the season, when he lost [Nick] Horvath, we wanted him to be our trusted man. What a great job under pressure! It was a bit like him winning this game for us.”
In four hits, young Parra allowed no kicks and only allowed one walk. Thus he ensured the survival of the Capitals in the eighth, ninth, 10th centuries.to and 11to sleeved. Hired by the Los Angeles Angels organization earlier this month, Horvath couldn’t have done better.
Jeffry to get up
For Sunday’s decisive match, Scalabrini will have to rely on other heroes. The manager also started a challenge to another Parra i.e. Jeffry.
“I expect a big game tomorrow (Sunday) from Jeffry Parra,” Scalabrini sent Scalabrini, the 32-year-old regular season striker who knew full well that he wasn’t playing his best game on Saturday.
Twice the Dominican could have won his team just by pushing his teammate to the plate. Late in the ninth half, with no outputs and no bases loaded, Parra was unable to produce anything in particular. Instead he retired on strikes.
- Carlos Sano will be the starting pitcher for the Capitals in the third and decisive game of this series against the Ottawa Titans on Sunday in Quebec.