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