After an opening postponed due to capricious weather the day before, Team Quebec finally started its season in the Frontier League with a 10-9 victory on Friday in Sauget, Illinois, against the Grizzlies. from Gateway.
In this first game of a double program, Team Quebec relied on its pitcher ace to start the game, Nick Economos. The latter, however, did not have the desired start. In just an inning and a third of work, the 25-year-old American allowed seven runs, six of which were earned, on five walks and three hits. The 6’6 ” giant was able to bite the dust off three batters before being pulled out of the game.
A total of six pitchers were used by manager Patrick Scalabrini. It was ultimately Marshall Shill who earned the victory, while Andrew Case got the rescue.
On offense, Jeffry Parra stood out for Équipe Quebec with two homers. The Team Quebec player first sounded his stick in the third inning. Two rounds at bat later, he repeated his feat while Jack Barrie was on the trails.
David Glaude also hit the long ball, solo. In the end, Barrie had a strong night, hitting three balls in a safe place, in addition to producing two runs.
Three Quebecers among the starters
If infielder David Glaude and outfielder Jonathan Lacroix found themselves, without much surprise, in the starting lineup of Team Quebec for this first game of the season, it should be noted that a third representative of La Belle Province won his bet during training camp. Louis-Philippe Pelletier was thus inserted in ninth place among hitters during the initial game.
“For Pelletier, we had little question marks about him because he hasn’t had a lot of baseball experience in recent years,” admitted manager Patrick Scalabrini earlier this week, during a point of hurry. “We weren’t sure what to expect.”
“He came here and he responded very, very well,” Scalabrini continued of the former Houston Astros prospect. “It brings a different dimension. He is very fast and he has a very interesting passion. He amply deserved his position. ”
Two other Quebecers are among the team’s pitchers, namely: David Gauthier and Miguel Cienfuegos. For the rest of things, the baseball version of the “fleurdelisé” will face the Evansville Otters, Saturday and Monday.