Another big evening for Quebec Capitales center fielder Sebastien Boucher, and superb pitching by Quebec’s Jeff Duda led the Capitales to a second straight victory over the Newark Bears, as Quebec shut out Brick City, 6-0, on Independence Day.
The Bears struggled against Duda, who went the distance, holding the Bears to only two hits while striking out 12. Duda retired the first nine batters to face him, before Mike Richard broke up the perfect game with a single to lead off the fourth inning.
Even though Newark had lead-off hits in the fourth and fifth innings, they couldn’t manage a run against Duda, who improved to 7-0 on the season.
Pedro Rivera got the start for Newark and went seven innings, allowing six runs on 13 hits.
After Rivera gave up a run in the first inning, he shut the Capitales out until the fifth inning, when Boucher drove in Jeff Helps and Jonathan Malo with a double to make it 3-0 Quebec.
The Capitales put the game away in the sixth when Boucher drove Malo in again with a double. Boucher went 2-for-3 with three RBI for Quebec. Malo was 4-for-4 with two runs scored.
Finally Josue Peley capped the night off with a two-run home run to put the Capitales in front, 6-0.
The Bears and Capitales continue their series on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m.