Travelers were not doing anything good until the fifth inning Wednesday night at Richard Desmeules Stadium. The alarm then arose they trailed 5-0 to Diamonds Quebec, but unfortunately for local, time ended up missing. Result, they suffered a 5-3 loss, but not without hard-selling their skin.
The junior elite baseball training has rubbed a Xavier Bilodeau in great shape. The leaving of Diamonds had not allocated sure two outs in the fifth inning, before Frédéric D’Amour deposited the ball to safety. Sixth, Travellers have scored three runs on as many hits, without being able to come closer. In six complete innings, Bilodeau finally allowed four hits. Vincent Ruel came in relief in the seventh to collect the save.
Among local, Kevin Fortin started the game on the mound before being relieved of his duties after giving four runs, three earned, and five hits in three innings. Jean-Michel Aquinas (two innings) and Samuel Tremblay (one round) finished the job.
“Quebec will never send us rookie pitcher, noted coach Travelers Martin Pouliot, who saw his team winning streak stopped at three. When you play against them, you know you’re going to face a good pitcher. Hopefully one day we will become like them, that game after game, we will send a pitcher dominant pitching. Our guys are young and Kevin (Fortin) has not done wrong in the circumstances. Jacob (Thériault) also did well on Tuesday. They take their experience. ”
On offense, Pouliot has noticed that some of his flock were in a slightly more difficult sequence. The first five batters Wednesday alignment combined only four hits. The other eight batters used have not been able to get the ball out of reach of a player of Diamonds.
“There are a couple of guys that look a bit and we do not want them to fall in a big hole, argued Martin Pouliot. I hope these players will experience a small positive sequence they date back to the slope. It’s so much a matter of trust … it only takes one or two good hits for going again! The right side. ”
Regional, playing a seventh game in nine nights, enjoy a full leave of two days before beginning the weekend. It was appropriate that the leave would do good, Martin Pouliot did not notice any fatigue in his protégés.
Travelers spend the weekend on the road. Saturday, they will play a double-sided program at Hull-Volant (3-10), in Gatineau, before going to St. Eustatius the next day to play both sides face the Bisons (8-8). “These are games within our reach,” responded Martin Pouliot. The next home game will take place on June 29 Travelers only against the Beavers of Charlesbourg. By then, Saguenay will play six games on opposing land …
Martin Pouliot should be able to rely on Simon Auger services during the weekend. The player acquired through transactions this spring has donned crampons only one occasion this season. The resident of Repentigny working week, which prevents it from being available on a regular basis. “He told me that he would miss more games the weekend, said Martin Pouliot. I’ll try to talk to him to at least be in the away matches this week. I’ll put the cards on the table with him and I’ll see what I do afterwards if his answer is no … ”