2022 Schaumburg Boomers vs Quebec Capitales

Quebec Capitales Win Frontier League Championship

Quebec Capitales Win Frontier League Championship

The Capitales are the first Canadian team to win the Frontier League Championship since 1999.

Sep 19, 2022 by Mike Ashmore
Quebec Capitales Win Frontier League Championship

You’re probably not as clutch as Ruben Castro.

One night after Castro helped the Quebec Capitales get to the brink of a title with a walk-off, two-run double in Game 3 of the Frontier League Championship Series, he did it again on Sunday, smacking a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth to send the league’s trophy to Canada for the first time since 1999.

The 2-1 win over the Schaumburg Boomers in Game 4 was seen exclusively on FloBaseball, which was the home of one of the most dramatic League Championship Series in recent memory. 

Highlights: Schaumburg Vs. Quebec

Both starters were excellent on Sunday. Schaumburg’s Kobey Schlotman kept Quebec off the scoreboard throughout his five innings of work, while Quebec’s Carlos Sano allowed just one run in his six frames, coming on Brett Milazzo’s two-out single in the top of the sixth that gave the Boomers a 1-0 lead.

It seemed that advantage might hold and the series would be forced to a decisive fifth game, but Jonathan Lacroix’s RBI double in the eighth inning off reliever Kristian Scott tied things up at 1-1.  

After the Quebec bullpen trio of Henry Omana, Frank Moscatiello and Franklin Parra shut the Boomers down, it set the stage for the dramatic comeback win in the bottom of the ninth off of Darrell Thompson.  A one-out walk to nine-hole hitter Marc-Antoine Lebreux was compounded by David Glaude’s double, sending Lebreux to third.

One batter later, Castro played the hero yet again, sending a fly ball deep enough to center field to score Lebreux and set off a raucous on-field celebration.