The Big Bill did not say his last word
Thanks to a sparkling performance by Lachlan Fontaine, Coaticook’s Big Bill forced a seventh game in his series against the Shawinigan Waterfalls. The Coaticookois held on and won 4-3 on Tuesday night at Stade Julien-Morin.
TheBig Bill had its season in play for the second time in these playoffs. At the mound, Lachlan Fontaine was facing Jean-Félix Proulx. The Coaticookers put two runners on the trails three times in the first four innings, but were unable to charge the opponent. Meanwhile, the Cascades took advantage of two bad Michael Therrien games left field to score two points and take the lead 2-0.
It was only in the fourth inning that the locals registered for the score thanks to a misguided pitching from the receiver of the Cascades to the third goal which ended up far in the left field, allowing Myguel Comptois to come across the marble.
After that blunder, the goals were filled for Fontaine, who hit an arrow in the right field. The ball went over the glove of outfielder Mathieu Tremblay, who remained frozen on the spot. The three Big Bill riders came to score, scoring 4-2 for the Big Bill.
The visitors fought to the end, scoring a point in the seventh inning. With two runners on the trails and only one withdrawal, Fontaine managed to close the books and give the victory to his team.
“I had never thrown in such a situation in my life, with runners on the trails and the season in play, admits Fontaine after the game, which will most likely play at first base on Thursday. It was a little stressful with both riders in the scoring position, a hit and the season would probably have ended. ”
The ultimate duel will be held Thursday night at Shawinigan Optimist Park. “We’re already looking forward to a match seven,” said receiver Myguel Comptois. We knew we had to beat Rusch at least once and we are able to do it. ”
“Christopher Sauvé-Gebhardt will be with us on Thursday, confirms Jonathan Breton. The team that will give the most largesse to the other will win. We must take all the opportunities that come our way. “