ALAH 17, Tri-County 1
LOVINGTON – Tri-County baseball played a make-up game on Thursday, May 11 against a conference opponent: the ALAH Knights. This game was rescheduled after rain on …
ALAH 17, Tri-County 1
LOVINGTON – Tri-County baseball played a make-up game on Thursday, May 11 against a conference opponent: the ALAH Knights. This game was rescheduled after rain on Monday disrupted the event. The Titans had the opportunity to spoil the Knights' conference record. ALAH sat in a tie with Okaw Valley for the conference title before the game.
Once the contest started, the offensive firepower of the Knights became apparent as they recorded an eight-run top of the first and cruised from there to a 17-1 win via in four innings.
The lone Titan run came in the bottom of the first on a one-out double by Gaige Cox. Cox scored Carter Phillips to cut the deficit to 8-1.
The quartet of Cox, Phillips, Caleb Brown and Tyler VonLanken all went one for two with Cox recording a double and an RBI. Phillips added a run scored and a stolen base.
Garrett Pollock took the loss throwing 36 pitches without recording an out and giving up five hits and eight earned runs while striking out two.
Jackson Ehlers went four innings in relief, giving up ten hits and nine runs, eight earned, while striking out three and walking five.
The Titans (3-16, 2-8 LPC) will host a first-round game of the Tuscola Regional on Monday, May 15 in Kansas against the host Tuscola Warriors. The first pitch is set for 4:30 p.m. at Kansas High School.
Oakwood 13, Tri-County 3
HUME – Wednesday, May 10 was Senior Day at Shiloh High School. The Tri-County Titans baseball squad hosted the Oakwood Comets for a non-conference matchup. Six Titan players were honored before the game for their contributions to the program in the last four years.
The Titans were coming off a 10-8 win in Decatur against Decatur LSA last Friday while the Comets were in the midst of a five-game winning streak and looking to add to their 22-game win total. As the game progressed, it was the speed and hitting of the Comets that did the Titans in as Oakwood took a 13-3 win via run rule in six innings.
Oakwood got the scoring going in the top of the first with two runs as a result of two Tri-County errors on back-to-back plays as Grant Powell reached to score Dalton Hobick, then Brody Tafflinger reached to score Matthew Miller to go up 2-0. The Titans answered back with two runs of their own as Caden Logan reached on an error to score both Justin Robertson and Jackson Ehlers to tie the game at 2-2. The Comets responded with three runs in the top of the second with two of them as Travis Tiernan hit a double to score Cort Vermillion and Hobick to go up 5-2.
In the top of the third, the Comets added two more runs as Hobick hit a double to score Chase Harrison, then Hobick scored on a ground out by Miller to put the score at 7-2. Oakwood added another four runs in the top of the fourth with two coming on a single by Hobick that scored Derek Drews and Harrison to put the Comets up 11-2. In the bottom of the fifth, Tri-County got back on the board as Ehlers hit a single to score Robertson to cut the deficit to 11-3. The Comets added two more runs in the top of the sixth as Grant Powell singled to score both Harrison and Vermillion to go back up 13-3. That score held up as the Titans did get two runners on, but were unable to score in the bottom of the frame.
For the Titans, Justin Robertson went two for three for the Titans with two runs scored. Jackson Ehlers finished one for three with a run scored and an RBI. Caden Logan added a stolen base.
Logan pitched two innings in relief giving up four hits and two runs, both earned, while walking one. Gaige Cox took the loss going two innings and giving up four hits and five runs, three earned while striking out three and walking two. Cox was one for three at the plate. Caleb Brown pitched two innings in relief giving up six hits and six runs, all earned, while striking out one.