By: AUSTIN PARKS
The IU South Bend baseball team traveled out to Kokomo, Indiana, last Tuesday to play once again against IU Kokomo in a double header. The Titans took on the Cougars in February where they were swept all three games and gave up a combined 34 runs. The Titans looked for revenge and to bounce back from their recent two game skid.
The first game of the double header started out well for the Titans with a single home run at the top of the first by Matt Miller. However, the Cougars would respond quickly with a two-run triple taking the lead 2-1 at the end of the first.
At the bottom of the third the Cougars opened up their lead with six runs scored off of four hits to take a commanding lead 8-1.
The next score would come from the Cougars again with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. The Titans responded in the next inning with a score from Zack Lazenby, but the large deficit would be too much to overcome.
The Titans scored again in the last inning off an RBI from Kellams, but would end up losing with a score of 11-3.
The Cougars had 11 hits compared to the Titans six. They also had 5 errors compared to the Titans two. Pitcher Sam Libby received the loss for the game.
In the second game of the double header, the Titans looked to turn things around after a poor outing in their previous game which featured Nick Kellams getting his first start on the mound.
However, for the Titans not much changed. The Cougars took an early 4-0 lead in the first three innings of the game. Libby would get the Titans on the board in the fourth after a single from Greg Pietsch.
The Cougars dominated the rest of the way scoring five runs in the sixth inning. The Titans only other score also came in the sixth with another RBI from Pietsch that scored Libby.
The Titans would lose with the final score 10-2. The Cougars had 11 hits compared to the Titans 6. The Cougars had 2 error compared to the Titans 4. The Titans losing streak grows to four.