LCC wins first game 2-1, Linn-Benton takes second 4-2
You win some, you lose some.
That pretty much sums up the outcome of a double-header between LCC and Linn-Benton Oct. 16. The Titans took a 2-1 victory in the first game, but lost to Linn-Benton 4-2 in the second. The Titans took an early lead in the first game and maintained it for a 2-1 win in the first of two games on Saturday. After outfielder Nate Jackson had an RBI-single with two outs in the third inning. LCC was able to prevent a tying run in the fifth, when Trevor Ryan threw out the runner to hold off LBCC for the win.
"Our whole team practices how we play," Ryan said. "After I threw the guy out at home, our assistant coach Jeff Lyle came up to me and said the reason I was able to do that, is because I practiced that right before the games, and I practiced that in practice."
Daniel Copeland had an impressive play in the eighth when he made a diving stop at third and threw home for the out. Skip Spencer and Elliott Sherrell had strong at bats with a combined four hits. Twelve pitchers made an appearance during the 18 innings played overall.
The Titans fell to the Roadrunners in the second game.
So far this fall, the Titans baseball program has put an emphasis on player development, while still playing competitively.
"Our coaches have organized new practice schemes for every day to improve our individual game, and aide us as a group to be even better as the weeks go on," Ryan said. "We have been able to see improvement from week one, till now and it looks promising. Our whole team has been great at practicing how we want to play and I'm really excited to see how the season unfolds."
Titans play a double-header against Corban University, Oct. 23 at noon.