The Quebec Capitals started their last trip of the season against the only other team in the Can-Am League that will not play in the playoffs. With a rain of strikeouts, Ottawa Champions Phillippe Aumont led the Caps, who lost 2-1 on Friday night at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park.
The battles of the Capitals faced an immense challenge, they who had the heavy task of facing the leader for withdraws batting in the league, Philippe Aumont (136). Although the Capitals played a good game and led in the column of hits until the fifth inning, the team of Patrick Scalabrini was dominated by another amazing performance of the Quebec pitcher.
Faithful to his habits, the Champions pitcher, although he conceded six hits to the visitors, was able to muzzle most of the hitters of the Old Capital. With a full nine-game match, Aumont made nine strikeouts and only one point in the ninth inning.
Last departure for "Sik"
The Champions broke the tie from 0 to 0 in the fifth inning, thanks to catcher Chris Shaw who could not control a Arik Sikula shot while a runner was on the third cushion. The team of the federal capital has added the next round with a long ball a point.
The starter of the Capitals had a good start match. After giving two thin hits, Sikula had a more complicated sixth run, allowing the Champions three strikes in a safe place. In seven innings of work, Sikula has finally awarded only one earned run.
The Caps began Friday the last of 14 trips that included the season. With this loss to holders of the penultimate rank in the league, the Capitals are now assured of finishing last. With three games to play against the Champions, the team of Patrick Scalabrini is found in four games of the latter.
The Caps will play their next game on Saturday night, at 7:05 pm, still against the Champions in Ottawa.