The Capitales de Québec took advantage of an excellent performance by their ace Michael Austin to shut out the ValleyCats of Tri-City 3 to 0, Saturday at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.
Austin allowed just three hits and three walks in six-and-a-third innings. Nick Horvath then closed the books for the Old Capital team.
The Caps (21-4) took the lead in the second inning thanks to a rolling pass from Marc-Antoine Lebreux that allowed Josh McAdams to cross home plate. Reece Yeargain (optional) and Garrett Takamatsu (sacrifice ball) produced the other points of the game.
The ValleyCats (13-12) fielded five different pitchers in the game after Olbis Parra allowed three hits and two earned runs in six innings.
The Capitals will try to sweep their series against the ValleyCats on Sunday.
The Eagles are winging
In Trois-Rivières, the Eagles were humiliated 17 to 1 by the Sussex County Miners.
The visitors got off to a flying start, chasing Carlo Graffeo (1-1) after two thirds of an inning. They scored five points in the first.
The Miners put the game away by adding seven points to the board in the seventh. Several players contributed to the demolition work, including Jawuan Harris, who finished the game with six RBIs and two hits.
David Maberry (four RBIs) and Carson McCurdy (three RBIs) also gave the Mauricie team headaches.
The Eagles had yet won the first game of the series 5 to 3 on Friday. They will try to win it on Sunday, in the third game, presented in Trois-Rivières.