GTCC(4-0) means victory as Titans take four from RCC to begin the 2010 campaign

The GTCC baseball team finally got to start its season this weekend and started off in grand fashion by winning four straight over Rockingham Community College.

Game 1 on Saturday saw the Titans edge the Eagles by a score of 3-2. The Titans
scored all 3 of their runs in the 2nd inning with an RBI single by Israel Hernandez
and a 2-run homer off the bat of Mike Russo. That would be all the runs the Titans
would need as GTCC pitchers Zach Horne and Timmy Dezearn limited RCC to only 2 hits.

Game 2 was another dominating Titan pitching performance as GTCC’s Dalton Shuford
struck out 9 Eagles in 4 innings en route to the 9-3 win. Matt Dillon and Kevin
Sanders paced the Titan hitting attack with 3 hits apiece, and Alan Filauro clubbed
a 3-run homer in the top of the 7th to put the game out of reach for RCC.

The Titans put on a hitting display in Game 3 on Sunday in a 14-5 GTCC win. Hector
Bautista, Kenny Graham, and Kevin Sanders all connected for 3-run homers in the
game. Alex Britt picked up the win in relief for the Titans.

In Game 4 on Sunday, the Titans cruised to a 6-1 victory behind the strong pitching
of Matt Dillon. Kenny Graham smashed a solo home run, and Paco Martin drove in 2
runs for GTCC.

The Titans return to action this Tuesday when they play Guilford College. Pitt
Community College then comes to town to face the Titans this weekend in a big Region
X showdown. Pitt Community College is currently ranked #10 in the national polls.
Saturday and Sunday’s doubleheaders will start at 1:00 and will be played at Finch
Field in Thomasville, NC.

GTCC 030 000 0 3 7 1
RCC 101 000 0 2 1 2
WP- Zach Horne (1-0)
LP- Jake Rierson (0-1)
SV- Tim Dezearn (1)

Mike Russo (GTCC) 1-2 with a 2-run HR

GTCC 302 001 3 9 14 1
RCC 001 020 0 3 4 1
WP- Dalton Shuford (1-0)
LP- Carlos Moreno (0-1)

Kevin Sanders (GTCC) 3-4 with 2 RBI, Matt Dillon (GTCC) 3-4, Alan Filauro (GTCC) 1-3
with 4 RBI including a 3-run HR
Dalton Shuford (GTCC) 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 9K, 1BB

RCC 002 210 0 5 5 0
GTCC 346 100 x 14 9 2
WP- Alex Britt (1-0)
LP- Jordan Puckett (0-1)

Hector Bautista (GTCC) 3-run HR; Kenny Graham (GTCC) 3-run HR; Kevin Sanders (GTCC)
3-run HR

RCC 010 000 0 1 4 1
GTCC 030 012 x 6 9 2
WP- Matt Dillon (1-0)
LP- Eddie Kellam (0-1)

Kenny Graham (GTCC) 2-3 w/solo HR; Paco Martin (GTCC) 1-3 w/ 2 RBI; Alan Filauro
(GTCC) 2-3

John Barrow
Head Baseball Coach
Guilford Technical Community College