By: AUSTIN PARKS
The Titans baseball team won in a dominant performance against their crosstown rival Bethel College Pilots on March 26, beating them 14-7. The Titans exploded for nine runs in the eighth inning aiding in the win. After a tumultuous season, the Titans have picked things up winning back to back games.
“This was an extraordinary win for our team, it’s always nice winning the crossroads series between the two teams in town,” said assistant coach Zack Lazenby.
The Titans had a season-high 17 hits compared to the Pilots 11. The Titans were mistake-free with zero errors compared to the Pilots two.
The game started off with an action-packed first inning. Spencer McCool for the Titans got things going with a single to left. Colin Mack would later double to right field advancing McCool to third.
Devon Connors tripled to right field scoring Mack and McCool. Jordan Moore then singled to center field scoring Connors.
“We came out and scored three in the first inning which was a great kickstart to the game. Our first, four hitters in the lineup stepped up like they have been all year. Spencer McCool, Colin Mack, Jordan Moore, Devon Connors have been the main production for us all season and that continued for the Bethel game,” said Lazenby.
The Pilots responded with three runs of their own off three hits in the bottom of the first, tying the game 3-3.
After a couple of scoreless innings, the Titans regained the lead in the fourth scoring two runs. Jose Sanchez would score off a single to center field from McCool. Later in the inning, McCool would score off another single to center field from Mack.
The Pilots took the lead back with a big fifth inning scoring four runs off four hits.
It would all be over in the eighth when the Titans had their best inning all season, scoring nine. The bats were hot for the Titans with eight hits in the inning. Things got started when Sanchez hit a homerun to right field scoring three.
This is the Titans third win in a row against the Pilots.