Great start to the season for the GTCC Titans baseball team with Brandon Burkes and Zannie Seagraves(Dudley HS) part of the winning equation

The Guilford Tech baseball team started off the 2013 campaign with a doubleheader sweep of Danville Community College on Saturday. The Titans overcame a cold and blustery day to down the Knights by scores of 4-1 and 7-0.

In Game 1, Titan pitcher Darren Lauer allowed only 1 hit over 4 shutout innings of work to pick up his first collegiate win by the score of 4-1. TJ Wharton, Brandon Burkes, and Tyler Coan led the way at the plate for Tech with each collecting 2 hits apiece. Edwin Soto added an RBI for the Titans as well.

Game 2 was more of the same as the Titans scored 5 runs in the 5th inning to cruise past DCC 7-0. The Titans took an early 1-0 lead with a first inning RBI single by Zannie Seagraves. Brandon Burkes hit an RBI double in the bottom of the 5th inning to push the Tech lead to 2-0. Later in that same inning, Titan shortstop Carlos Alegria broke the game open for the Titans with a grand slam to left field. Titan southpaw Ernesto Fernandez tossed 4 scoreless innings and allowed only 1 hit to pick up his first collegiate win as well.

The Titans return to action tomorrow as they host Rockingham Community College in a doubleheader. Game time is 1 pm and will be played at Ragsdale High School.

GAME 1       R  H  E
DCC   000 010 0   1  3  0
GTCC 301 000 x    4  7  2

W- Lauer (1-0)
hitters- TJ Wharton 2-3 w/ 1 RBI; Brandon Burkes 2-3; Tyler Coan 2-3

GAME 2       R  H  E
DCC   000 000 0   0  1  1
GTCC 100 051 x    7  7  3

W- Fernandez (1-0)
hitters- Edwin Soto 2-3; Brandon Burkes 1-1 w/ 2 RBI; Carlos Alegria 1-3 w/ 4 RBI (grand slam)

John Barrow
Head Baseball Coach
Guilford Technical Community College