Ottawa, ON – Brendon Dadson’s 3-for-4 performance was sealed by a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth, as the Ottawa Titans (45-32) defeated the Quebec Capitales 6-4 on Saturday night.

Jose Taveras (ND, 6-1) rolled a scoreless first after being activated from the 7-day IL, giving the Titans the momentum in the early going. In his first game as an Ottawa Titan, Liam McArthur grounded a one-out single through the right side. Next, Jackie Urbaez doubled to right off Henry Omana (ND, 1-1), putting runners at second and third.

Clay Fisher put the Titans in front with a sacrifice fly to right, scoring McArthur. Tyrus Greene followed up with a single to right, scoring Urbaez to double the lead.

The Capitales bounced back in the top of the second, sending eight to the dish against Taveras. Kyle Crowl cashed in a pair with a two-run double down the left-field line, tying the game at two. As the following two batters reached, Marc Antoine-Lebreux plated the go-ahead run on a fielder’s choice.

Down 3-2, Jake Sanford led off the second with a single up the middle. Two batters later, Dadson belted his seventh homer of the year to right-centre to put the Titans ahead 4-3.

Taveras would settle in, retiring eight of the final 10 he faced. The righty got the hook after four and a third, allowing three runs, on five hits, walking one, and striking out one in the no decision.

A one-out triple from Jonathan Lacroix was brought home by a Josh Sears double in the sixth against left-hander Matt Valin. The southpaw worked an inning and a third, allowing just one run on two hits.

After leaving the bases loaded against left-hander Joel Huertas (loss, 1-2) in the seventh, Rodrigo Orozco legged out an infield single with two down in the eighth. In a 1-1 count, Dadson grooved a fastball from Huertas over the wall in right, giving the Titans a 6-4 lead. The Bowmanville native’s first multi-homer game of the season proved to be the difference maker.

Chris Burica (win, 7-4) was summoned out of the bullpen for the second time this season and sat down 10 of 12 he faced, holding the late lead.

The Ottawa Titans finish their series with the Quebec Capitales on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at Ottawa Stadium. All the action can be heard locally on CKDJ 107.9, while also being available worldwide at CKDJ.net.

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