The Saguenay Travelers Junior League baseball elite of Quebec experienced a doubleheader in two face the Warriors of Granby, in their early home season Saturday at Richard Desmeules-stage Jonquière. The premises were first suffered a major setback 9 to 1 in the afternoon before replicating visitors with a gain of 5 to 3 by late evening.
The troupe Martin Pouliot was never in the game in the match of the afternoon, despite having taken the lead 1-0 in the first inning.
Having tied the second round, the Warriors have not released the accelerator pedal, adding at least one point in five of six innings en route to an easy win 9 to 1. The premises have known only three hits during the meeting compared to nine for the visitors.
“That’s baseball sometimes. Closer to ten defensive mistakes and from three games. We are missing important players. That’s not an excuse. We had to stay positive for the evening game, “commented the driver had then local.
The coach positivism message seemed to have happened at the beginning of the evening. Like the first part, the second meeting was very bad start for the locals who trailed 3-0 after three innings of play following several defensive errors.
Martin Pouliot’s men, however, are taken quickly when the next round by equalizing the brand and believing even take the lead, following a contested game where the player seemed Voyageurs except the second, according to the audience. A sequence which has not failed to react the local coach instantly. “I had a good run-in with the referee, but then it was forgotten. I returned to see him and after this happened, “says Martin Pouliot.
Travelers have found the best way to forget this game by adding two points the next inning and never look back. Philippe Saad came in relief of Samuel Tremblay in the sixth inning to complete the job and allow travelers to sign first win this season in their third meeting. Unlike the previous encounter, Travellers dominated hits the account from nine to three.
The coach was very satisfied with the work of its launchers at the end of the second meeting. “Samuel Tremblay, a guy from the region promised a great future, was dominant for five innings and Philippe Saad completed the job brilliantly. We wanted to give one of the two games against Montreal tomorrow (Sunday) to Philip, but tonight especially was thought to victory, “he explains.
Although it is not entirely satisfied with his team’s work, the Voyageurs coach is not worried defensive mistakes by his players.
“I have nothing against physical errors, all teams make. Granby has also today. Just put the wheel on and apply pressure. I am a coach who likes to put pressure with flights of goals or amortized sacrifices to advance runners, “assesses who is also scout for the Washington Capitals in the NHL.
The jonquiérois driver also believes that the possible arrival of some of the missing players at his training will help his team. “We’re missing guys like Simon Auger and Yan Eric Tremblay, two guys that hit in the first three or four. We also lack Xavier Louis Labrosse or Christopher Stanford, it is scheduled that will help the team on their return, “he says.