Titan baseball moves into a tie for first place in Southern region

05/20/2010 09:49

Lane extends winning streak to 11 games

Alan K. Fox

Issue date: 5/20/10 Section: Sports
 
Sophomore Quinn Peck
                        stars in second doubleheader in Oregon City.
Media Credit: Alan K. Fox
Sophomore Quinn Peck stars in second doubleheader in Oregon City.
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Lane's baseball team stuck to its winning ways this weekend. The Titans (28-14, 19-9) swept two doubleheaders against Clackamas Community College, putting them in a tie for first place in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges' Southern Region with Chemeketa (30-10, 19-9).

The first of the two doubleheaders was played May 13 at Lane.

In the first game, the Titans won 5-4, behind the pitching of sophomore Larson Kohler, who was issued the win (6) and freshman Nick Phillips was issued the save (11). Freshman infielder Kyle Hoover hit his first homerun of the year.

In the second game, the Titans closed out the doubleheader with a 1-0 victory. Sophomore pitcher Scott Allred earned himself the win and Hoover was issued his second save of the day.

The second of the doubleheaders was played in Oregon City, May 15, where sophomore Quinn Peck shined at the plate. Peck went 7 for 9 and had 10 RBIs in the doubleheader.

"I'm just glad that everything is coming together at the right time, and I hope to carry it on into the NWAACC's," Peck said. "We have a lot of guys playing really good right now, especially after a slow start."

The Titans were led by Peck's performance at the plate in the first game. He went 4 for 5 and had six RBIs. Freshman infielder Matt Myrmo and freshman catcher Joe Offer both went 3 for 4 with two RBIs.

Freshman pitcher Chris Reed also had nine strikeouts (36) in the opening game.

In the second game, Peck stood out with his performance, going 3 for 4 with six RBIs at the plate. Freshman outfielder/pitcher batted 2 for 4 and three RBIs, while sophomore infielder Tyler Conner was 2 for 2 and scored four runs, as sophomore pitcher Reed Nicholson pitched six innings and scored five strikeouts (40).

The Titans wrap up the regular season May 20 at 1 p.m. against Linn-Benton (5-23, 9-33) at Lane.