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Titans Tighten District Race

Mercer County’s pinch runner Marcus Warren slides into home after J.T. Long’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first inning of the Titans 8-3 win over East Jessamine.

Get out your calculators, folks.

After Mercer County’s 8-3 win over East Jessamine, the 12th District race just might come down to a numbers game.

“We’ve got to have some mathematical stuff happen in order to earn that number one seed, but we’ve put ourselves in that situation,” said Titans Head Coach Jeremy Shope.

The win comes a week after the Titans dropped a 2-1 away game to the Jaguars. Shope wouldn’t say the revenge was sweet, only that he’s happy to get the win in a difficult league.

“I don’t know about a revenge win, but it’s a good win. Our district’s a tough one, and it puts us back in the thick of things,” Shope said.

The Titans will know their district tournament seeding by the end of the week. 

East and West Jessamine play on back-to-back nights. For Mercer to earn the number one seed, the two must split games. Then the three-way tiebreaker is runs allowed in district play.

After falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, Mercer quickly erased any inkling of another quiet day at the plate. With Allex Gooch on second, Russell Sims laced a groundball into right field to even the score. 

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