Trois-Rivières Aigles (Can-Am)

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Trois-Rivières Aigles
TroisRivièresAigles.PNG TroisRivièresAiglescap.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
League Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball
Location Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Ballpark Stade Fernand-Bédard
Year founded 2012
League championships 2015
Colours Black, red, white
              
Mascot Grand Chelem de Aigle (Grand Slam the Eagle in French)
Ownership Emmanuel Turcotte, Michel Côté, Miles Wolff, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Éric Gagné
Manager Pete Laforest
Media Le Nouvelliste, 106,9FM, CFOU 89,1FM
Website lesaiglestr.com

The Trois-Rivières Aigles is a Canadian professional baseball team based in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. It is a member of the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball, and they 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 mascot is Grand Chelem de Aigle, which means Grand Slam the Eagle in French.

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]

In 2015, the Aigles qualified for the playoffs for the first time in the franchise's history. On September 13, 2015, the Aigles defeated the Rockland Boulders in Game 5 by a score of 7-2 and won the opening series 3 games to 2 and advanced to the championship for the first time in franchise history. They played the New Jersey Jackals and defeated them 3 games to 2 to win the 2015 Can-Am League championship, their first in franchise history.

Roster[edit]

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

Pitchers

  • 20 Edilson Alvarez
  • 26 Ryan Bollinger
  • 10 Kaohi Downing
  • 25 Charles Gillies
  • 44 Scott Kuzminsky
  • 30 David Leblanc
  • 21 Max Schonfeld
  • 22 Matthew Rusch
  • 24 Dennis Neal
  • 34 Luis Munoz
  • 49 Porfirio Lopez
  • 23 Philippe Valiquette Injury icon 2.svg



 

Catchers

  • 55 Simon Gravel
  • 12 Kyle Lafrenz
  • 18 Reed Lavallee

Infielders

  •  2 Yeixon Ruiz
  •  8 Eric Grabe
  •  9 Bobby Coyle Jr.
  •  3 Daniel Mateo
  • 29 Delvis Morales
  • 15 Kori Melo

Outfielders

  • 19 Steve Brown
  • 11 Sam Judah
 

Manager

Coaches

  •  6 Maxime Poulin (Hitting Coach)
  • 22 Matthew Rusch (Pitching Coach)

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

Roster updated June 9, 2016
Transactions

Season-by-Season Records[edit]

Trois-Rivières Aigles
Season W - L Record Winning Percentage Finish Playoffs
2013 43-56 .434 4th/5 in CanAm League Did not qualify for play-offs
2014 37-58 .474 4th/4 in CanAm League Did not qualify for play-offs
2015 50-46 .521 4th/6 in CanAm League Won Opening Round over Rockland Boulders 3-2
Won Championship over New Jersey Jackals 3-2
2016
Totals 130-160 .476 - 6-4

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