The GTCC baseball team rallied for 4 runs in the top of the 9th inning to get by the home-standing Rockingham Community College Eagles by a score of 9-6. The win moves the Titans overall record to 13-11.
Zack Burkhart pitched 5 strong innings for the Titans who squandered a 4-1 lead in
the bottom of the 7th by allowing 4 RCC runs on only 1 hit. The Titans took
advantage of an Eagle error in the 8th to tie the score at 5. The Eagles struck
back by taking advantage of a Titan error in the bottom of the 8th to regain the
lead 6-5 heading into the last inning. Two RCC errors, a perfectly executed squeeze
play by Corey McKinney(Northwest Guilford HS), and a 2-run double by Kyle Brandenburg(Ragsdale HS) highlighted a 4-run 9th inning for GTCC as they regained the lead for good 9-6. Brandenburg also pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief to pick up the win. Ernesto Fernandez pitched a perfect 9th to pick up the save for the Titans. Dillon Rudio led the Titan hitters going 2-5 with 1 RBI. Greer Crowder added 2 hits as well.
The Titans travel to Louisburg College this weekend for a big 4-game Region X series.
R H E GTCC 030 010 001 4 9 10 2 RCC 010 000 041 0 6 6 3
Win- Brandenburg (1-1) Save- Fernandez (1)
Hitters- Dillon Rudio 2-5 w/ 1 RBI; Greer Crowder 2-3
Head Baseball Coach
Guilford Technical Community College