Nine points scored weren’t enough for the Rimouski Shaker at Témiscouta on Friday night, in an 11-9 loss to the Braves Batitech.
Lead by 9-7 in 6e inning, the visitors fumbled defensively allowing the Braves to score four runs to pull away with the win.
It was the bottom lineup that did the damage. Michaël Morin (3 for 4 and three RBIs) and Maxime Dugas (2 for 4 and four RBIs) were the best of the winners. For the Shaker, Pier-Luc Ouellet hit a solo homer.
Félix Castonguay recorded the victory in relief while Benjamin Roy, the Shaker’s third pitcher, took the backhand.
On Saturday, the Bérubé GM of Trois-Pistoles split its doubleheader in Grand-Sault. Yannick Dumais’ team lost Game 1 11-7 after giving up seven runs, with no outs, on the Cataractes’ first seven batters.
In the second game, Gabriel Cyr threw five good innings en route to a 4-3 victory for Bérubé GM. Xavier McNicoll-Belzile has saved a saved game.
Finally on Sunday, Montmagny disposed of Edmundston by 5-3 in favor of Jonathan Landry against the loser Mario Alvarez. The day before, the double between these same two teams in Edmundston was postponed for the second time this season due to rain, this time to Sunday, July 10.
Next game in the Puribec circuit: Tuesday evening when Témiscouata will visit Edmundston. The next day, the Shaker will play in Rivière-du-Loup.