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Tissenbaum, McOwen Break Out Bats, Capitales Drub Champions 15-0 in Series Finale

2017 August 20

By Mike Nellis

Photo: Marc Lafleur

Ottawa, ON – Maxx Tissenbaum had four RBI, and James McOwen hit a grand slam as the Quebec Capitales put the hurt on the Ottawa Champions in their series finale Sunday afternoon. They took the game by a final score of 15-0.

The Capitales began the game with a single from former Champion camp invitee Phillippe Craig-St. Louis, then Tissenbaum launched a two run homer during the next at-bat for an early 2-0 lead.

They would tack on more runs in the first, before scoring five more before the end of the fourth inning to take a 9-0 lead into the sixth.

With the bases loaded, James McOwen hit his second grand slam against the Champions this season in the bottom of the sixth inning. The veteran left fielder had six RBI in the game, eclipsing Tissenbaum’s total of four.

Champions starting pitcher Yean Carlos Gil (L, 1-6) didn’t fare well in the early stages of the game and was handed the loss. He allowed seven earned runs on as many hits, striking out three and walking three.

Reliever Adam Eggnatz couldn’t hold down the fort in relief, walking five batters. He also struck out six in his three and one-third innings pitched.

The Champions now trail the Sussex County Miners by three games for the fourth and final Can-Am League playoff spot. The Miners play New Jersey Sunday evening.

Ottawa Champions single game tickets can be purchased online at www.ottawachampions.com, by phone at 613-745-2255, or in person at the RCGT Park box office.