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Season Comes to an End in Divisional Playoff Series

Season Comes to an End in Divisional Playoff Series imagePosted: 5/26/2008 2:06:00 PM

Tacoma, WA - Despite defeating Pierce all five times during the regular season schedule, Tacoma dropped two of three games in the NWAACC Western Division Playoff Series, sending Pierce to the NWAACC Tournament for the first time in almost thirty years. The Titans dropped the opener 14-13, then rebounded to win the second game 9-4, but fell in the third and final game 9-8 to close out the season.

Game 1: Freshman Patrick Meisenheimer got the start on the mound for the Titans, after posting a 7-0 record prior to the playoff series. His day would not last long, however, as he gave up six runs in just two innings of work. Fellow freshman Blake Webster came in from the bullpen to relieve and kept TCC in the ballgame. The Titans racked up 15 hits and scored 13 runs in the contest, but in the end it was not enough, as Pierce tallied 16 hits and 14 runs to take the opener 14-13. Diego Robles was 4-5 with three runs scored, including a solo home run in the sixth.

Game 2: Tacoma bounced back in big fashion behind the strong outing from sophomore Jesse Nunley, who logged a complete game win, holding Pierce to just four runs on five hits. Freshman Kevin Holloway led the Titan attack, going 4-4 and scoring three times en-route to a 9-4 victory.

Game 3: The third and deciding game between Pierce and Tacoma was another shootout and another nail-biter that went right down to the final hitter. Evan Wilson got the nod for TCC on the hill and gave a solid effort, going 6 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits, but was unable to get the victory. A trio of Titan relievers were unable to sufficiently subdue the Raider bats, and Tacoma's season was ended as a result of a 9-8 defeat. Sophomore Alex Seymour led the Titans at the plate, notching three hits.

The loss drops TCC to 24-20 on the year, 18-7 in conference play.

TCC Notes: Several Titans ended the season ranked in the top 10 in the NWAACC final stats. Two Titans ranked in batting average. Will McKenney was sixth, while Anthony Dallosto was tenth. Diego Robles was third in the NWAACC in RBIs with 42. He was also tied for sixth in homeruns with six. McKenney also had six on the season. Todd Muecklisch was tied for eighth with five. Patrick Meisenheimer was tied for sixth in wins with seven.

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