The Capitales of Quebec champions of the Frontier League

Patrick Scalabrini’s squad snatched a 2-1 victory from the Schaumburg Boomers on the very last play of the game, winning the league championship in front of a cheering crowd.

On the field, there were cheers, tears and countless hugs. The euphoria of a moment which cannot be explainedaccording to Miguel Cienfuegos, ski goggles on his head between two showers of champagne.

A few minutes earlier, the star pitcher had just witnessed, like the approximately 4,000 spectators present at the Canac stadium, a magical moment. Handcuffed by Boomers pitchers for most of the night, the Capitals came up to bat late in the ninth inning with a tie score of 1-1.

Castro, the hero

Like the day before, the final scene pitted designated hitter Ruben Castro against Boomers star pitcher Darrell Thompson with two runners on the trails. And for the second time in two evenings, the Puerto Rican gave the victory to his people with a stroke of the stick. A sacrifice ball, this time, which allowed Marc-Antoine Lebreux to cross home plate as his teammates invaded the field to celebrate.

Landed in the Capitals during the season, Ruben Castro played the heroes in the last two games of the final series against the Boomers.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Guillaume Piedboeuf

This is my first championship. This is a dream. It’s incrediblelaunched Castro all smiles in the language of Shakespeare a few seconds before being awarded the title of most valuable player in the series finale.

A little further on, celebrating the 8th championship in team history, coach Patrick Scalabrini and president Michel Laplante had eyes that were just as bright.

A special championship

The last season of the Capitals, in 2019, had been the worst in the history of the team, recalled Scalabrini. I took it to heart. I had this pride to bounce back.

But what followed was not easy. Two seasons canceled by the pandemic which made the organization doubt that we would one day find a packed stadium on a cold September evening. Then the team’s debut in a new 16-team circuit, the Frontier League, last spring.

It’s been a roller coaster since our last championship in 2017, but I’m so proud of the young group of players we have here. This conquest is really specialgreeted Michel Laplante.

On the field, after the match, he raises the trophy shouting.

Head coach Patrick Scalabrini and the Capitals ended their first season in the Frontier League with a championship in front of their fans.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Guillaume Piedboeuf

The waking dream of David Glaude

A mainstay of the Capitals’ offense throughout the season, David Glaude once again delivered the goods on Sunday night, hitting a late double that set the table for the winning sacrifice fly. The infielder from Quebec thus offered himself a moment he had dreamed of since childhood.

I’ve been coming to see the Capitals since I was eleven. In 2009, I was in the stands when the team won the championship. To experience it in the field is a dream come true. I have no words.

The couple pose on the pitch with the Frontier League trophy and their baby.

Becoming a father in August, David Glaude was able to celebrate the championship with his wife and their son Justin.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Guillaume Piedboeuf

Having become a father a little over a month ago, Glaude was even able to share the conquest in the field with his wife and their baby, Justin. I would tell you that the year 2022, I will never forget itconfessed the 28-year-old athlete.

Or in the words of his teammate Miguel Cienfuegos: This season, it is marked for life.

The article is in French

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