Don’t forget the Titans: GTCC fights Fire Ants over the weekend and takes two from FA on Sunday(“Remember the Titans”)

The GTCC Titans baseball team bounced back from a difficult and disappointing
Saturday doubleheader sweep by USC-Sumter to win both ends of the double header on
Sunday. The Titans improve to 8-5 on the season and 3-5 in Region X play.

Game 1 saw the Fire Ants take advantage of 6 Titan errors and bury GTCC by the score
of 11-1. Tim Dezearn pitched well for the Titans, striking out 7 over 4 2/3
innings, but poor Titan defense led to 7 unearned runs and eventually the loss.

Game 2 was a back and forth ordeal that saw the Titans rally for 4 runs in the 5th
inning to knot the score at 4. USC-Sumter answered with a grand slam home run in
the bottom of the 6th to take the lead 8-4. The Titans rallied to load the bases in
the top of the 7th with no outs, but could only manage 1 run. The Fire Ants
completed the first day sweep by beating the Titans in Game 2 by the score of 8-5.

Titan pitcher Dalton Shuford was dominating in Game 3 on Sunday, as he went the
distance to pick up the complete game win for GTCC by the score of 4-1. Shuford
struck out 7 in 7 innings of work and allowed only 3 hits. Jordan Covington had 2
hits and an RBI for the Titans and Abe Fernandez drove in 2 runs as well.

Game 4 was another dominating pitching performance by a Titan pitcher. This time,
Titan starter Alex Britt went the distance to pick up the complete game win for GTCC
by a score of 5-2. Britt scattered 8 hits over 7 innings and struck out 4. Patrick
Koontz had 2 hits to lead the Titan offense.

The Titans return to action this week as they host Wilkes Community College on
Tuesday at War Memorial Stadium at 1:00. They will then travel to Wake Tech
Community College on Wednesday, before hosting Region X foe USC-Salkehatchie in a
4-game Region X series to be played at Finch Field in Thomasville, NC on Saturday
and Sunday.

GTCC 001 000 1 3 6
USCS 300 143 11 8 2
LP- Tim Dezearn (1-1)

GTCC 000 040 1 5 7 1
USCS 010 304 x 8 7 0
LP- Matt Dillon (1-1)

GTCC 000 300 1 4 10 2
USCS 100 000 0 1 3 1
WP- Dalton Shuford (2-1)

GTCC 212 000 0 5 7 1
USCS 000 000 2 2 8 2
WP- Alex Britt (2-1)