WINDSOR — The Tri-County Titans traveled to Windsor on Tuesday, March 14, to face off against the Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg Hatchets. Head Coach Joe Morrisey returns, leading a team hungry …
WINDSOR — The Tri-County Titans traveled to Windsor on Tuesday, March 14, to face off against the Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg Hatchets. Head Coach Joe Morrisey returns, leading a team hungry to improve on a 9-11 record and a regional semifinal appearance last season.
The Titans couldn’t get the bats clicking, and the Hatchets surged late to pull away for a 10-0 win via run rule in just six innings.
Both teams started off slow. The Titans saw an opportunity to score in the top of the first inning when Justin Robertson singled and advanced to third on two ground outs.
Robertson was left stranded without the opportunity to punch in the run.
After the teams went scoreless in the first three and a half innings, the Hatchets finally broke the silence in the bottom of the fourth. After a fielder’s choice advanced runners to second and third, Jackson Gurgel put WSS on the board off of Robertson, who came to pitch in relief of Cox, hitting a 1-0 pitch to centerfield and scoring two teammates.
A Titan error on the next play allowed both Kendall Morris and Gurgel to score, putting the Hatchets up 4-0.
The scoring slowed until the bottom of the sixth, when the Hatchets lengthened their lead. A flurry of Hatchet hits and Titan errors culminated in a 9-0 advantage for WSS.
A single to center was the final blow for the Titans, who fell to the Hatchets 10-0 via run rule.
The Titans were held to just two hits on the day. Justin Robertson accounted for both, finishing two for three. Robertson also went one inning in relief on the mound, giving up a hit and one unearned run while striking out one.
Gaige Cox took the loss going three innings and allowing three earned runs. Cox never gave up a hit, walking two batters and striking out two more.
Garrett Pollock went one and two-thirds innings in relief, giving up four hits and six runs, two earned, while walking two and striking out two. The Titan defense accrued four errors in the contest.