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Capitales comeback, defeat Champions 6-2

2019 July 20

David Richardson tossed eight innings, helping the Captiales defeat the Champions, 6-2 at Stade Canac. 

Dante De Caria

Quebec City, QUE – The Quebec Capitales (21-35) completed the comeback, defeating the Ottawa Champions (26-30), 6-2, on Saturday night at Stade Canac.

The Capitales came back from a 2-0 deficit in the middle innings, scoring six unanswered runs.

With the Champions up 2-1 in the sixth, starter Jordan Kurokawa (Loss, 0-4) gave four runs for the Capitales lead. Jhalan Jackson hit a game-tying RBI double and scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly to left. Then David Salgueiro cleared the bases with a two-run triple.

Champions starter Jordan Kurokawa had allowed just three hits and one run until the sixth. He tossed six innings, allowing five earned runs, striking out two. Heath Bowers allowed a run in the seventh and Andrew Cooper pitched a scoreless eighth.

Vinny Guglietti recorded two of the Champions four hits, going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and two runs scored. He is now 4-for-8 with three doubles and a homer in this series.

Capitales starter David Richardson (Win, 1-1) pitched eight innings for just the second time in his career. He totaled six strikeouts, while allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk.

The Champions and Capitales will play the series finale tomorrow afternoon at 1:05, with two former big leaguers pitching against eachother, as Phillippe Aumont will take on Scott Richmond.