Local Sports Briefs: It’s “play ball” for the Capitales

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Photo: courtesy Capitales de Québec

Cuban pitcher Lazaro Blanco, shown here in 2017, arrived in Quebec on May 12 for his second season with the Capitales de Québec. Blanco and compatriot Yordan Manduley, along with their teammates, start the 2018 season at home against the New Jersey Jackals on May 17.

The Capitales de Québec, the defending Can-Am Baseball League champions, will start their 20th season on May 17, as they host their longtime rivals, the New Jersey Jackals, at Stade Canac. The first pitch is set for 7 p.m. after the opening ceremonies.