The Quebec team returns with its head held high
Few people thought that the Quebec team had any chance of participating in the last day of action at the Canadian Senior Baseball Championship. Despite 29 refusals of players, that’s what they did, finishing in fourth place after a heart-breaking loss to Nova Scotia in the semifinals.
L are representatives LBMQ fought body and soul to defend the honor of their league at the Canadian Senior Baseball Championship, which was held from August 22 to 25 in Chatham, New Brunswick. In the qualifying round, the Quebec team defeated New Brunswick and Nova Scotia 2 before losing to Ontario and Manitoba.
They defeated Nova Scotia 2 in the quarter-final at 6-5 after trailing by five. In the semifinal on Sunday, they lost a hot 3-1 game against Nova Scotia 1 before falling to British Columbia in the bronze medal final.
“The sores came out the last day and they hurt us,” said Big Bill head coach Jonathan Breton, who was coaching coach Dominic Bolduc for the championship. British Columbia had more time to rest before the bronze medal match than we did, we had just lost a heart-breaking game and played seven games in four days. ”
“We still have a better result this year than last year despite the 29 player refusals we had,” he continues. It has allowed us to discover new players who will bring a lot to the team in the coming years, we will come back in force. The chemistry was good with the guys, we had a lot of fun. ”
Among those young people who impressed the LBMQ’s coaching staff and established players, the name of second baseman Karl Gosselin comes to the mind of the Big Bill coach. The latter has worn the colors of the Rocket Coaticook for five seasons before being drafted by the Cactus Victoriaville.
“In my opinion, this is the rookie of the year in the LBMQ, says Breton. He has a lot of talent and he loves the sport, he is an easy player to train. Victoriaville was right in the repechage with the fourth choice. He had a great opportunity to make a name for himself. ”
Big Bill Launcher Christopher Sauvé-Gebhardt has not thrown, but his coach says he will be in the playoff series against the Sherbrooke Expos, which starts Wednesday night. “He started practice sessions at the end of the week, he will start in one of the first two games for us, we preferred to pay attention to his arm. Our receiver Myguel Comptois played a great tournament, I probably will not have the choice to put it in the heart of the series, “concludes Breton, satisfied with fourth place in Quebec championship.