The GTCC Titans baseball team split a 4-game series with home standing Pitt CC Bulldogs over the weekend. The split runs the Titans’ overall record to 17-16 and 10-10 in conference play.
Game 1 saw the Titans squander numerous scoring opportunities and fall to the Bulldogs by the score of 5-2. Cody Adkins drove in both Titan runs with a 2-run single in the 2nd inning. Tyler Coan added 2 hits for the Titans as well.
Titan pitcher Darren Lauer stepped up in Game 2 and stymied the Bulldogs for 6 2/3 innings as the Titans won by the score of 2-1. Cody Adkins and Brandon Burkes had 1 RBI each. Lauer scatter 7 hits over 6+ innings to pick up the win. Ty Powell(Southeast Guilford HS) recorded the final out for his 5 save of the season.
GTCC rallied for 4 runs in the final 2 innings and held off a late Bulldog rally to win 5-4. TJ Wharton led the Titans hitters with 3 hits and an RBI. Ernesto Fernandez and Carlos Alegria each added 2 hits. Tiger Miller(High Point Christian Academy) had a clutch 2-run single in the top of the 6th inning to give the Titans the lead for good. Tommy Marshall(Southern Alamance HS) pitched 2 solid innings of relief to pick up the win. Ty Powell pitched a shaky bottom of the 7th inning, but held on the record his 6 save of the season.
Pitt took advantage of a lethargic Titan team in Game 4 and ran away with a 7-4 victory. Tiger Miller, Edwin Soto, and Dillon Barker(Southeast Guilford HS) all had 2 hits apiece for the Titans.
The Titans return to action this coming weekend as they host USC-Sumter in the final home series of the season. Games will be played at Ragsdale High School and start times for both Saturday and Sunday are 1:00.