The Aigles Junior de Trois-Rivières managed to climb ahead of the Saguenay at the finish line, winning 6 of their last 10 duels. Meanwhile, the Voyageurs only won 3, which made all the difference.
Trois-Rivières therefore finished second in its division with 12 wins against 9 losses, while the Saguenay followed with 11 wins and 10 failures. For their part, the Diamants de Québec got their hands on the title of champions of the Sun Life Financial section by winning 6 to 4 against the Voyageurs, last Monday night.
The Aigles Jr will therefore have the home advantage during the first series and it will begin this Thursday, in Trois-Rivières, at 7:30 p.m., against the Voyageurs.
“We are very satisfied with the regular season. Last year this team played under 500 and there have been some changes. We knew we were in a very good division and we are satisfied with the result. We have had good progress with a young team so we are heading in the right direction, ”says Rémi Doucet, head coach of the Trois-Rivières team.
“We face the Saguenay and it’s a team for which we have respect. They had more or less the same season as us. The key is going to be to produce offensively. We have been on and off offensively during the season. I dare to hope that in the playoffs, the players are performing well and I have confidence in our depth in general. This can be the key to our success. ”
Victoria Lachance will get the ball for the first match, she who has maintained an impressive average of 0.95 in 14 innings and 2/3 of work. She will also be the first woman in the history of the Quebec Elite Junior Baseball League to launch a playoff game.
“We know exactly what to expect and we know she’s going to throw a catch. It means that the Saguenay will have to strike and produce its points. We know what it will give us and we know above all that it will give us a chance to win, ”adds the one who expects a very close series.
The Eagles Jr. will have to do without starting ace Nathan Landry, who has kept a record of three wins to no losses, and an earned-run average of 1.10. Landry also struck out 25 batters in 19 innings of work.
Elsewhere in the circuit, Saint-Eustache will host Montreal while Laval will host Repentigny. In the Rawlings Division, LaSalle will visit Granby and Coaticook will be in Longueuil.
The second and third games of each of the series will take place on Saturday, September 5. This means that the Aigles Jr will have to travel to Saguenay. In the event that a fourth or fifth game is necessary, they will take place the next day, this Sunday, near Trois-Rivières. Note that all series will be 3 of 5.
Online : https://bit.ly/3epusxU
By phone: 819-379-0404 Ext. 1