Titans get doubleheader sweep at Southwestern

04/25/2010 10:34

Bubba stifles the Lakers at bat

Mike Partee

Issue date: 4/29/10 Section: Sports
 
Media Credit: James Anderson
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Though the Lane baseball team went 1-1 at home against the Lakers of Southwestern Oregon, they rallied on the road to sweep the doubleheader on April 24.

Southwestern came out strong in the opener and quickly scored five runs to put the heat on Lane.

The Titans starting pitcher, Reed Nicholson, wasn't throwing his best stuff but still got out there and completed for the team according to first baseman Chance Cornish.

Freshman infielder Matt Myrmo delivered on three-six at bats and brought home three RBI's.

Sophomore outfielder Quinn Peck went 3-5 against the Lakers pitching to bring home another RBI for Lane.

The Titans pulled out all the stops and came back from the five-run deficit to win the game 12-5.

"We were down 5-0 going into the fifth inning in the first game and we just chipped away after that," Cornish said. "I feel like that was when everything clicked for us. It was 6-5 our favor going into the top of the ninth and we put up another six runs to put the game away."

Game two was a battle for both sides as six innings passed with a score of 1-1.

Lane set the pace in the top of the first by going up one over the Lakers.

Freshman pitcher Chris "Bubba" Reed stifled Southwestern in the box for the first six innings before the Lakers managed to get on the board to tie the score 1-1.

In the seventh inning, with the go ahead on base, Shay Husky hit a sacrifice fly and the Titans took the lead.

Myrmo stepped to the plate and put the ball in play giving the Titans a chance to bring another player home to increase the lead.

Not to be outdone, Kyle Hoover delivered for another RBI. It was the third RBI of the day for the freshman infielder.

Lane kept the errors off the board in the second game and only had two errors in the first game. The Lakers had five errors in the first game and two in the second.

The April 27 games at home against Clackamas were rained out, but the Titans hope for better weather when they go on the road and face off against Linn-Benton on May 1.

"Overall, I felt like we played pretty well and learned a lot," Cornish said. "Next time we can't wait till we have to pull together and put runs up, we need to do it from the first inning to the last inning in both games."