Capitales walkoff Champions, 5-4
Dante De Caria
Quebec City, QUE – The Quebec Capitales (22-35) completed another comeback, scoring four runs in the 11th inning, walking off the Ottawa Champions (26-31), 5-4, on Sunday afternoon at Stade Canac.
Shortly after a benches clearing brawl between the Champions and Capitales, Brandon Fischer hit a walkoff infield single for the series win. The Champions scored three runs in the top of the 11th inning, and gave up four runs in the bottom half.
David Salgueiro hit a two-run game-tying triple to left field. After sliding into third safely, he looked into the Ottawa dugout, exchanging words with several Champions players. Things escalated when Jordan Caillouet got in front of Salgueiro, and the benches emptied. This was the second bench clearing brawl in Champions history.
Outside of the extra-inning fireworks, the fans at Stade Canac witnessed a pitching duel, as former big leaguers Phillippe Aumont and Scott Richmond were almost perfect. Aumont allowed one run over seven innings, striking out seven, one short of his 100th career strikeout. On the other side, Richmond pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing just two hits.
Vinny Guglietti forced extra-innings, lining a double over the head of Jhalan Jackson in right and scoring Gonzalez from second, tying the game 1-1
Jack Charleston (Win, 2-2) was the pitcher of record, getting the final two outs in the top of the 11th. Miles Sheehan (Loss, 0-2) gave up four runs in the bottom of the 11th inning, blowing his first save this season.
Following an off-day tomorrow, the Champions are back in action Tuesday night when they start up a three game series against the Rockland Boulders. The Champions will return home on Friday for a three game series against the Sussex County Miners.