The Sherbrooke Expos win their first game of the season

The Sherbrooke Expos win their first game of the season

The official opening game of the season opposed the Sherbrooke Expos to Big Bill of Coaticook.

The Expos won 5 to 1 against Big Bill of Coaticook, during the game official opening of the 22nd season of the Quebec Major League Baseball (LBMQ), at the Amédée-Roy stadium in Sherbrooke.

Sunday, the Sherbrooke team will be in Shawinigan for face the Cascades.

Even before the start of the match, spectators and players were feverish. We couldn't ask for a better day than that, everyone is feverish today, assures the left fielder for the Expos, Benoît Émond. We are ready to show them that we are capable of seeking a championship this year, that is our objective.

We have a team with a lot of qualities, we have high-level players, we also have a lot of depth, which means that after the first year of learning which was the one I made last year […] now, we are more informed, we know the guys better, details the president and owner of the Sherbrooke Expos, Denis Pelletier. We also know the League better, so there, we are able to do something that is probably more efficient, our decisions are better.

None other than Claude Raymond was the guest of honor for this opening game of the season. The former Major League Baseball player was on hand to sign books.

“If I can help a , two, three or four people to become better, whether it's a doctor, whether it's an engineer, whether it's a baseball player, a hockey player, well so much the better, good luck to everyone, then everything I can say is play ball. »

— Claude Raymond, former Major League Baseball player

Claude Raymond's interview with Par ici l'info, Friday morning.