GTCC Titans split with Eagles again(Locals Garrett Hickman and Brandon Burkes push Titans to victory)

The GTCC Titans split another double header with Wake Tech Community College on Sunday. The Titans overcame a sluggish start in Game 1 to rally by the Eagles 5-3. However, the Eagles silenced the Titan bats in Game 2 and won 3-1. The split runs the Titans record to 5-3 overall.

In Game 1, Wake Tech raced to an early 3-0 advantage in the first inning off Titan starter Garrett Hickman. However, Hickman would settle down and limit the Eagles to only 2 hits over the next six innings en route to his complete game 5-3 victory. Edwin Soto’s 2-run home run in the bottom of the third inning gave the Titans a 1-run lead at 4-3. TJ Wharton’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth put the game out of reach for the Titans as the Eagles never threatened to score afterwards. Brandon Burkes(Dudley High School) had 2 hits for the Titans.

Game 2 was a different story as GTCC could only muster two hits en route to a 3-1 loss. Austin Cole pitched a solid 4+ innings for the Titans, but was saddled with the loss. Tyler Gainey and Carlos Alegria had the only hits for the Titans.

The Titans return to action this weekend as the travel to Catawba Valley Community College for a double header on Saturday. GTCC will be in action at home on Sunday as they battle CVCC in another doubleheader. Game time is scheduled for 1 pm on Sunday at Ragsdale High School.

GAME 1       R  H  E
WTCC  300 000 0   3  4  0
GTCC   022 100 x  5  8  1

Win- Garrett Hickman (1-1)
Hitters- Brandon Burkes 2-3, Edwin Soto 2-run home run, Cody Adkins 1-3 w/ 2 RBI

GAME 2        R  H  E
WTCC  000 111 0    3  5  0
GTCC   001 000 0   1  2  2

Loss- Austin Cole (0-1)

*****Courtesty of Coach John Barrow GTCC Baseball*****