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Season Comes To An End In NWAACC Tournament As Titans Lose In Extra Innings

Season Comes To An End In NWAACC Tournament As Titans Lose In Extra Innings imagePosted: 6/5/2014 9:36:00 AM

Longview, WA - The 2014 campaign for the TCC Titans came to an end on Sunday, Day 4 of the NWAACC Tournament. Tacoma finished the season at 39-8 and placed 4th at the tournament.

The Titans lost their opening round game to Treasure Valley, the East Region Champions, by a score of 4-2. TCC left 12 runners on base and could not get that big hit they needed.

After a 4 hour rain delay, Tacoma outlasted Clark, 8-5, to stay alive in the tournament. Justin Vernia picked up the win and Stephen White earned the save. Jeremy Spring and Reed Johnson led the offense with 3 hits each.

In another loser-out game, Tacoma matched against West Region foe Pierce. This time TCC outlasted the Raiders by a score of 4-2 to eliminate Pierce from the tournament end their season. Chris Kerwood earned the win going 6 strong innings and White earned his 2nd save in as many days.

With only 4 teams remaining in the tournament, TCC took on Edmonds. With Edmonds leading 2-0 in the 6th, the rains came delaying the game. After a 4 ½ hour rain delay, the Titans came out with new energy. Thursday starter Joey Gamache came back on short rest and was dominant. After tying the game in the 7th, TCC tied the game in the 9th on a Connor Cloyd double to score JJ Pino. The score would remain tied until the bottom of the 10th, when Edmonds would load the bases. With 2 outs, a full count and after fouling 4 pitches off, Chris Osborne would single home the winning run, ending the Titans season. Edmonds would go on to win the Championship.

"To be close and fall short in the end is difficult of course, but to say this season wasn't a successful one would not be an accurate statement", said Head Coach Ryan Mummert. "Every year we keep bringing this program to a higher level and accomplishing new things we haven't done here before. I couldn't be prouder of our guys and I'm especially grateful for all things this Sophomore class has given this program."

It was a record setting season for the Titans, who set a new school record for wins at 39, breaking the previous mark set last year of 35 wins. The season also included an amazing 27 game win streak at one point and saw TCC rise to as high as #17 in the Perfect Game JUCO Poll, its highest national ranking ever.

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