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Titans play a complete game in 9-2 win at Mt. Hood

(Back, L-R) Donovan Baldocchi, Henry Lovekamp, Harrison Grow, (Front L-R) Trestyn Dumilieu, Matt Dallas
(Back, L-R) Donovan Baldocchi, Henry Lovekamp, Harrison Grow, (Front L-R) Trestyn Dumilieu, Matt Dallas

The Titans got the lead in the 1st inning and didn't relinquish it in a 9-2 win at Mt. Hood.

How it happened: Hayden Curtis and Nathan Sprenger walked to start the game and Takanori Shimizu singled to load the bases. Jaxon Woodhouse would drive in the Titans first run with a sacrifice fly to center that scored Hayden Curtis.

After a wild pitch advanced the runners to second and third, Logan Zozaya singled in Takanori Shimizu and Nathan Sprenger to make it 3-0.

The Saints would get a run back in the 2nd inning on a sacrifice fly after a leadoff double and sacrifice bunt.

The 4th inning saw the Saints get another run, this time an RBI-single to make it 3-2 Titans. Matt Dallas would relieve Donovan Baldocchi with two out and finished the inning with a groundout.

With two on and two out in the 5th, Skyler Vail hit a two-run single that scored Jaxon Woodhouse and Takanori Shimizu to make it 5-2 Titans.

Then in the 6th the Titans got started with a walk and groundout. Hayden Curtis would score Curran Mitzel on an RBI-single and Nathan Sprenger would drive in Curtis with an RBI-double to make it 7-2.

After a series of defensive changes, including a pitching change, Takanori Shimizu homered and drove in Nathan Sprenger to make it 9-2 Titans.

What/who stood out: nine runs scored is the most in conference play since an 11 and 12-run game against Clackamas…six walks ties a season-high with the 8-2 loss at Bellevue…four offensive strikeouts is the 26th time in 27 games in single digits…three sacrifice hits is a season-high…two extra-base hits is the 11th time in 12 games with an XBH…zero errors makes three of five games after nine straight multi-error games.

Hayden Curtis went 1-of-3 with a walk, RBI and two runs scored…Nathan Sprenger went 1-of-3 with a double, walk, RBI and two runs scored…Takanori Shimizu went 2-of-3 with a home run, walk, two RBI's and three runs scored…Jaxon Woodhouse had an sacrifice fly, sacrifice bunt and walk…Logan Zozaya went 1-of-4 with two RBI's…Skyler Vail went 2-of4 with a stolen base and two RBI's…Jack Swisher had a sacrifice bunt…Curran Mitzel walked and scored…Henry Lovekamp had zero at-bats, but a sacrifice bunt and two walks…Donovan Baldocchi started and went 3.2 innings with four hits, two runs and three strikeouts…Matt Dallas finished the game with 3.1 innings, one hit, zero runs, and three strikeouts.

What it means: The Titans (16-16, 8-8) go 1-3 vs Mt. Hood (22-9, 12-4). The Titans are now tied with Chemeketa for 3rd place and are four games back of 2nd place Mt. Hood.

What's next: The Titans host 5th place Clark (18-20, 7-9) on Friday, May 3 at 2 p.m.