GTCC Titans split four-game series with Florence from over the weekend:(Burkes, Miller, Barker and Beatty locals with the stick)

The GTCC Titan baseball team split a 4-game series with Region X foe Florence-Darlington Tech. The Titans even their overall record at 10-10 and move to 5-3 in conference play.

In Game 1, Brandon Burkes(Dudley HS) hit an RBI double and Edwin Soto added an RBI single and that was all the offense Titan pitcher Garrett Hickman needed as he tossed a 7-inning complete game shutout as the Titans won 2-0. Tiger Miller(High Point Christian Academy), Burkes, and Soto all had 2 hits for the Titans, but the story of the game was Hickman as he dominated from start to finish allowing only 3 hits and striking out 3.

Game 2 was a different story as the Titan bats fell silent, and the Stingers prevailed 4-1. Brandon Burkes had 2 of the 5 Titan hits and drove in the only run. Jake Walser pitched 2.2 scoreless innings in relief for the Titans.

It was more of the same story for the Titans in Game 3 as GTCC could muster only 3 hits, Florence won by the score of 2-1. Cody Adkins, Tiger Miller, and TJ Wharton each had 1 hit for the Titans. Austin Cole was the hard luck losing pitcher as he allowed only 2 runs over 5 innings while striking out 7.

Finally, in Game 4 the Titans bat awoke long enough to build an early 4-run lead and held on to win 5-3. Jeremy Taylor pitched a solid 4 innings to pick up his first collegiate win in his first start of the year. Cody Adkins had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs to lead the Titan hitters. Dillon Barker(Southeast Guilford HS) and Carlyle Beatty(WS Parkland) each had RBI’s for the Titans.

The Titans return to action this coming weekend as they travel to Region X opponent USC-Salkehatchie for a big 4-game series. The Titans will return to action at home the following week as they battle Central Virginia CC at New Bridge Bank Park on Wednesday 3/27 at 1:00.

GAME 1      R  H  E
001 001 0   2  9  1 GTCC
000 000 0   0  3  2 FDTC 

Win- Garrett Hickman
Hitters- Brandon Burkes 2-3 w/ 1RBI; Edwin Soto 2-3 w/ 1RBI

GAME 2      R  H  E
100 000 0   1  5  3 GTCC 
004 000 x   4  4  2 FDTC

Loss- Ernesto Fernandez
Hitters- Brandon Burkes 2-3 w/ 1RBI

GAME 3      R  H  E
000 000 1   1  3  0 GTCC  
101 000 x   2  4  0 FDTC

Loss- Austin Cole
Hitters- TJ Wharton 1-3, Tiger Miller 1-3, Cody Adkins 1-3

GAME 4      R  H  E
022 001 0   5  8  1 GTCC 
000 102 0   3  6  1 FDTC

Win- Jeremy Taylor
Save- Ty Powell
Hitters- Cody Adkins 2-4 w/ 2RBI, Brandon Burkes 2-3 w/ 1RBI; Dillon Barker 1-3 w/ 1RBI; Carlyle Beatty 1-3 w/ 1RBI

John Barrow
Head Baseball Coach
Guilford Technical Community College