Titans Survive Late Game Rally, Win 11-6 Against Wisconsin Team
How far would you travel to play a baseball game? Well, on Monday night, April 10, the Mercer County Titans took on the Indian Trail Academy Hawks, who traveled just 430 miles to get to Harrodsburg from their hometown in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Indian Trail, who came into Monday’s match up with a record of 3-0 and a combined margin of victory of 45-7, traveled south while on spring break to find some quality baseball, and they found it right here in Harrodsburg.
The Mercer County Titans were not intimidated by the impressive stats of their opponent, nor the massive chartered team bus the Hawks arrived in. Instead, the Titans chose to give Indian Trail a game worth traveling 430 miles. Mercer played well right out of the gate, putting up three runs in the first inning and holding Indian Trail to zero. It wasn’t until the fourth inning that the Hawks scored their first run against the Titan senior starting pitcher, Jonathon Logdon.
In the first inning, Indian Trail hit a single, but the Titans made quick work with a strike out followed by a grounder snagged by freshman Jackson Doughty who connected to first baseman Will Johnson. Freshman Ayden Stephens ended the Hawks offensive run with a caught fly in center field.
Senior Evan Hart made it to first base on an error, but it was all that was needed to score sophomore Andrew Tatum. Freshman Carter Devine singled to the shortstop and allowed Hart to score. Doughty was caught trying to steal home for the third out, but the Titans came out of the inning with a three run lead, 3-0.
Logdon was solid on the mound, not just pitching well, but managed to pick off the runner at first and strike out the next two batters.
Mercer struggled against the Hawks pitcher with senior Andrew Sheperson popping out and junior Evann White striking out, but Stephens was able to get on base due to an error and Tatum earned the RBI and brought Stephens home. After the second inning the Titans lead 4-0.
Logdon allowed only one hit in the third. White, at third, connected with Johnson at first for the first out. Logdon sent one back to the dugout and not to be outdone catcher Brayden Campbell hummed one to second to catch the runner stealing.