Titans Defeat Top Ranked Teams Early In The Season
The Titans stayed in the game until the end, but Anderson County pulled away in the seventh inning with an 8-4 victory. The game was tied, 4-4, with Anderson batting in the top of the seventh when an error scored two for Anderson. Seth Caton took the loss for the Titans, allowing seven hits and seven runs over two innings, striking out four and walking none.
Isaac Beasley started the game for Mercer and allowed six hits and one run over five innings and striking out one. Anderson had two runners on base before popping out to the pitcher for their first out on a sacrifice fly to outfielder Kanye Hobbs. Anderson scored their first run and Beasley ended the inning with a strike out.
Mercer struggled at the plate with three up and three down with two strike outs and a ground out at first. Anderson’s William McKendree got on base due to an error. Johnathan Logdon earned the first out keeping a foul ball in play. Beasley caught the runner stealing for the second out and struck out the batter for the third.
In the bottom of the second, Beasley was walked and Sam Baughman advanced the runner with a single. Hart walked and the Titans looked in position to score with runners on all bases, but Logan Martin hit a fielders choice and Broduer, pinch running for Beasley, was out at home. The next two batters struck out, leaving two runners on base for the Titans.
Logdon opened the third by catching a fly for the first out. Anderson hit a double for the first runner on base.
Logdon got the second out on another pop fly and Beasley was able to get out of the inning with a grounder to Hart at first base.
In the bottom of the third, the Titans were able to get on the scoreboard when Caleb Purdom hit a home run over center field. The Titans weren’t able to produce anymore runs, ending the inning with two ground outs and a strike out.
Anderson earned one hit with their first batter, but the Titans gloves where steady and earned three straight outs in the infield.