Trois-Rivières Aigles (Can-Am)

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Trois-Rivières Aigles
TroisRivièresAigles.PNG TroisRivièresAiglescap.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
League American Association of Independent Professional Baseball (Can-Am Division)
Location Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Ballpark Stade Fernand-Bédard
Year founded 2012
Colours Red, black, white
              
Ownership Emmanuel Turcotte, Michel Côté, Miles Wolff, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Éric Gagné, Jean-François Picard
Manager Pete Laforest
Media Le Nouvelliste, 106,9FM, L'Écho de Trois-Rivières
Website lesaiglestr.com

The Trois-Rivières Aigles is a Canadian professional baseball team based in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. It is a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, currently playing in the Can-Am Division. Starting in 2013, the Aigles play their home games at Stade Fernand-Bédard.

The Aigles are named to honor the previous Trois-Rivières Aigles, which called Stade Fernand-Bédard home from 1971 until 1977 as a member of the Eastern League and an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. In addition, a team in the Ligue de Baseball Junior Élite du Québec bore that name, winning the 2007 LBJEQ pennant.

The Aigles, along with the 3 other remaining teams in the Can-Am League, joined the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball prior to the 2014 season.

History[edit]

After various attempts to place a franchise in Trois-Rivières (including various exhibition games), the Can-Am League finally announced the Aigles' membership on October 3, 2012. Notable co-owners include 2003 National League Cy Young Award winner Éric Gagné and Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Marc-André Bergeron.[1]

On November 14, it was announced that Pierre-Luc Laforest would serve as the Aigles' inaugural manager. Laforest is best known for his time among the Aigles' provincial rivals the Québec Capitales, winning the Can-Am League MVP award in 2009 and serving as player/hitting coach in 2011 and 2012 (Laforest has been a member of all four of the Capitales' four consecutive Can-Am league pennant winners).[2]

Roster[edit]

Trois-Rivières Aigles roster
Active (22-man) roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 20 Edilson Alvarez
  • 29 Mike Bradstreet
  • 19 Sean Keeler
  • 14 Alex Kreis
  • 23 Francois Lafreniere
  • 30 David Leblanc
  • 31 Nick Purdy
  • 22 Matthew Rusch
  • 44 Jadd Schmeltzer
  • 32 Alex Szymanski



 

Catchers

  • 12 Kyle Lafrenz
  •  5 Elvin Millan Jr.

Infielders

  • 11 Pier-Olivier Dostaler Injury icon 2.svg
  •  8 Eric Grabe
  • 13 Josh Hampton
  • 27 Daniel Mateo
  •  7 Brandon Newton

Outfielders

  • 25 Steve Brown
  • 10 Michael Hernandez
  • 16 Sasha Lagarde
  • 18 Drew Miller
  • 29 Jon Smith ‡
  • 15 Will Walsh
 

Manager

Coaches

  •  6 Maxime Poulin (Hitting Coach)
  • 24 Travis Wade (Pitching Coach)

Injury icon 2.svg Disabled list
‡ Inactive list
§ Suspended list

Roster updated August 26, 2014
Transactions

Season-by-Season Records[edit]

Trois-Rivières Aigles
Season W - L Record Winning Percentage Finish Playoffs
2013 43-56 .434 4th in CanAm League Did not qualify for play-offs
2014 37-58 .474 3rd in CanAm League Did not qualify for play-offs
Totals 80-114 .454 - N/A

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