Titans split with Lakers

05/12/2011 12:30

What started out as a rough day for the Titan baseball team as it faced Southwestern Oregon quickly turned around with one swing of the bat.

“It felt pretty good to get the grand slam,” sophomore Chance Cornish said. “After the first game we really needed a spark, and I’m glad I was able to be that guy for the team.”

Cornish hit a first-inning grand slam to start off the second game, giving the Titans an early 4-0 lead, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. LCC (22-16, 17-9 Southern Region) would go on to win the game 8-3 after falling to the Lakers 5-3 in the first game.

“We lost game one with two bad innings on the bump and giving up way too many at-bats on offense,” Jeff Lyle, LCC assistant coach said. “In game two, Chance gave us a four run lead with one swing in the top of the first and freshman Jackson Wilde came out of the pen to hold down the lead for us.”

Freshman Jordyn Van Atta and sophomore Darrell Hunter also led the Titans offensively in the second game. Van Atta was 3-for-4 with a double and triple ­— a homerun shy of the cycle — and Hunter was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

In the first game, sophomores Joe Offer and Tym Pearson were each 2-for-4 with a run in the losing effort.

The Titans return home on Saturday for a conference doubleheader with Clackamas Community College. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.

“We aren’t thinking about anything except playing one game at a time and seeing what happens,” Lyle said.