The Quebec Capitales rallied from a four-run deficit to win a 12-7 victory over the New Jersey Jackals to claim their fifth Can-Am League title in as many years on Tuesday night.
Jeff Helps was Quebec’s main run-producer in the series-deciding game. The shortstop was 3-for-4 with a double, four RBI and three runs scored. Boucher was the next most productive Quebec batter, going 3-for-5 with three RBI.
While Helps was certainly the main cog in the Capitales’ offense, Charle Rosario deserves credit for a stellar relief pitching performance. When the right-hander entered the game, Quebec was trailing by four runs. But, Rosario proceeded to pitch 4.2 solid innings and walked away with the win. Rosario surrendered one run on four hits, while striking out five, thus giving the Capitales a chance to mount their comeback.
Pat Scalabrini earned his fourth championship in four seasons as the Captiales’ skipper. In that time, the 2013 Can-Am League Manager of the Year has steered Quebec to a remarkable 20-6 record in postseason play, capped by this game-seven victory over New Jersey. Quebec leads the Can-Am League in championships with six overall.
In the league’s nine years of existence, Quebec has won six titles. None of the other four teams that are currently part of the league have ever won the championship.