The Last Game
Trois-Rivieres Aigles 2, New Jersey Jackals 1
Tempers flaired in game 5 after a play at second base.
The Aigles scored the winning run on this play at the plate
Leading the cheers from Jackals fans
Mike Bradstreet was the starter and winning pitcher for the Aigles
Baseball returned to Skylands Park in Augusta, N.J. after a four-year absence. The Sussex County Miners joined the Ottawa Champions as expansion teams in 2015
The New Jersey Jackals welcomed their new local rival Sussex County Miners in this early season game. The Jackals have been without an in-state rival since the Newark Bears folded after the 2013 season.
International baseball was added to the schedule this year as the league hosted the Shikoku Island All-Stars. The Japanese team, shown here taking a bow, visited all 6 Can-Am League stadiums and compiled a 6-10 record.
The Trois-Rivieres Aigles were the last team to quality for the playoffs, edging the Ottawa Champions for 4th place in the final series of the season. They then shocked the defending champion Rockland Boulders in a five-game series, winning the deciding fifth game 7-2 at Provident Bank Park. Photo above is from a earlier visit to Rockland by the Aigles.
Les Capitales de Quebec defeated the New Jersey Jackals in the Can-Am League finals for three straight years between 2011 and 2013. The Jackals gained some revenge this year beating Les Capitales 5-4 in the deciding game five of their semifinal series at Le Stade Municipal
The Trois-Rivieres Aigles, in only their second year in the league, won their first Can-Am League championship in a five-game series. For the New Jersey Jackals it was the fifth straight year they have lost in the final series.