Evansville, Ind. – The Evansville Otters begin play for their third Frontier League Championship tonight against the Quebec Capitales.
The best of five championship series is laid out like this:
Tuesday, September 12 - 6:05 p.m. @ Stade Canac in Quebec City, Quebec
Wednesday, September 13 - 6:05 p.m. @ Stade Canac in Quebec City, Quebec
Friday, September 15 - 6:35 p.m. @ Bosse Field in Evansville, Ind.
Saturday, September 16 - 6:35 p.m. @ Bosse Field in Evansville, Ind. (if necessary)
Sunday, September 17 - 5:05 p.m. @ Bosse Field in Evansville, Ind. (if necessary)
Fans can purchase tickets for the playoff games at Bosse Field online here, by visiting the Otters front office at Bosse Field or calling (812) 435-8686 during business hours.
Evansville is playing in their seventh Frontier League Championship Series in the 28 years of Otters’ baseball. The Otters last played in the FLCS in 2016, winning their second championship in five games over River City.
The Otters run to the championship series has been defined by close wins and comebacks. Evansville defeated Schamburg in the West Division Wild Card Game to open the playoffs, scoring two runs in the eighth inning for a comeback 4-3 victory.
The West Division regular season champions Gateway were next for Evansville in the best of three Frontier League Divisional Series. Kona Quiggle hit a two-run walk-off home run at Bosse Field in game one for a 4-3 Otters win.
Gateway won 15-5 in game two on Saturday at Grizzlies Ballpark. In a winner-take-all game three, Evansville scored seven runs in the fifth inning and held over some tense final innings for a 9-7 win.
The Frontier League Rookie of the Year Noah Myers has keyed the Otters in the postseason with seven hits and five runs in four games. Starting pitchers Braden Scott and Tim Holdgrafer both pitched quality starts in Evansville’s two wins over Gateway.
The Otters now face the Capitales - the reigning Frontier League Champions. The teams played in one series this year with the Capitales winning the series two games to one in Quebec in May.
The Capitales won the East Division in the regular season before defeating New Jersey in three games in the Frontier League East Divisional Series.
Quebec had a red-hot second half of the season, including a 14-game win streak in July. They finished with the best home record in the league at 40-15.
The Capitales pitching was the best in the East with a 4.24 ERA. David Glaude leads Quebec offensively with a .285 BA, 63 RBIs and 46 runs. The Capitales also added former New York Yankee Greg Bird to their offense in August.
Left-hander Braden Scott (4-1, 3.43 ERA) starts for the Otters in the series opener on Tuesday.
All FLCS games will be streamed live with audio only coverage available for free on the Otters Digital Network on YouTube and televised coverage on FloSports in English and French.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.
The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field, located at 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Ind. Stay up-to-date with the Evansville Otters by visiting evansvilleotters.com, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For more information, visit evansvilleotters.com or call (812) 435-8686.