Titans stay alive in tourney

05/28/2017 11:41

LONGVIEW, Wash. — Lane continues to stay alive at the NWAC baseball tournament, and now the Titans are in the final four.

Lane won its second-consecutive elimination game on Saturday, getting two runs in the eighth inning to pull out a 3-2 victory over Columbia Basin at David Story Field.

The victory puts Lane into another elimination game at 4 p.m. Sunday against Lower Columbia, a 13-3 winner over Walla Walla on Saturday night. If the Titans win, they will need to win two games on Monday to claim the NWAC title.

The Titans took the lead for good on Saturday when Bryce Mulcahy singled home Hank Forrest and Jayden Hanna in the eighth to give Lane a one-run lead after Columbia Basin (35-15) had taken the lead with an RBI triple in the sixth by Michael Wyatt and an RBI single in the seventh by Zeb Chamberlain.

Lane also scored in the second inning, when Jimmy McDonald scored on a throwing error by Columbia Basin starter Hunter Mulderig.

Austin Crowson pitched seven innings of five-hit ball to earn the victory for the Titans, striking out four and walking three. Jalen Fuhriman pitched two hitless innings of relief to earn the save.

Hanna, Mulcahy and Tony Ortiz had two hits apiece for the Titans (28-20).