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Titans Sweep Green River, Win Streak Now At 14 In A Row

Titans Sweep Green River, Win Streak Now At 14 In A Row imagePosted: 4/7/2014 2:34:00 PM

Tacoma, WA - TCC Baseball took on Green River over the weekend in matchup of Western Division foes. The Titans dominated the four game series beating the Gators 12-0 and 11-6 on Saturday and finished the sweep on Sunday winning 20-2 and 5-0. The Titan offense cranked out 48 runs on 45 hits in the 4 games.

In game 1, TCC used 12 hits and 9 BB's to win 12-0 in the run-ruled shortened game. Joel Moore led the way with a 3 hit day and CJ Hicks would belt a 2-run homerun. Brett Nielsen and JJ Pino would also add 2 hits apiece. As good as the offense was the Titan pitchers combined for a no-hit shutout. Starter Stephen White had to come out in the 4th with an injury, but reliever Quinn Eldridge picked up where White left off preserving the no-hitter and shutout.

The offense would jump right on the Gators in Game 2 scoring 9 in the first 4 innings, led by a Brett Nielsen double and homerun, for a 9-1 lead. But Green River would close the gap with 5 runs in the 5th, cutting the lead to 9-6. But homeruns by JJ Pino and Matt Hirsch pushed the lead back out to 11-6, which is where the game would end. Of the Titan's 11 hits, 6 were for extra bases, with 4 doubles and 3 homeruns. Nielsen finished with 5 RBI's and Pino added a double to his 3 hit performance.

Day 2 saw TCC travel to Heritage Park for the 2nd half of the series. This day would start much like Saturday with lots of offense. The Titans had 10 different players collect hits for a total of 16 hits and 20 runs putting the game out of reach early. Nielsen scored 5 runs and Connor Cloyd 4 and Jeremy Spring would drive in 4 runs to lead the offense. Joey Gamache got the start and scattered 5 hits over 5 innings while striking out 4 to improve to 5-0 on the year.

With a chance for a weekend sweep, Game 4 became a little more of a pitcher's duel. Starter Justin Vernia limited the Gators to 0 runs on only 2 hits to go with 4 K's as he cruised for the complete game shutout victory. The offense scattered 6 hits on way to a 5-0 visctory.

"I thought our guys had a good weekend overall. To sweep anyone is difficult so this was big for us," stated Head Coach Ryan Mummert. "Our offense had a big weekend and minus 1 inning in game 2, our pitchers were steady as usual. This team just keeps finding ways to win and that is the most important thing."

The Titans(19-1, 6-0) will next take on Concordia University on Wednesday at starting at 2pm and then get back to West Division play vs Grays Harbor on Saturday.

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