Friday, September 4, 2009

Capitals Avoid Elimination in NDCS

A late rally allowed the Edmonton Capitals to avoid elimination at the hands of the Calgary Vipers on Friday night. The Capitals, who trailed 5-3 after six innings, scored 10 runs in the final three frames to defeat the Vipers 13-6. Calgary leads the best-of-five series two games to one.

Sergio Pedroza continued to hit the ball well, stroking his second homer of the series. Pedroza hit a solo shot and knocked in another run on a fielder's choice. He now has 8 RBIs in the first three games of the series and has hit .357. Wilver Perez went 1-for-4 on the evening and committed an error at third base.

The Capitals' win spoiled the night for the 4,859 fans in attendance. The mark set the all-time single-game attendance record for the Vipers franchise.

Game 4 of the series will be played in Calgary on Saturday at 3:00 PST. If a fifth game is necessary, it will be played on Sunday afternoon (also at the Snake Pit).