Titans News · Taylor Drops 2 games in a Double Header vs Lewis Cass Friday night

Taylor Dropped two games Friday night to the Cass Kings. Eli Harris (0-2) took the loss in the first game 11-0. The Titans had 6 hits at the plate, but couldn’t execute in situtation with the bunt and could never manage to put in runs on the board. Clay Brubaker and Owen Farrington each had two hits apiece. Coach Dill pointed out that the Titans were short handed in the first game. Things were made worse when Nathan Keene sustained a shoulder injury on a hit by pitch that took him out of the first game, and prevented him from playing in the second game.  Coach said, ” we havent executed the bunt very well at all and itss stopping us from putting pressure on our opponents. when you cant put pressure on your opponents, it allows them to play relaxed and confident, and we havent been able to do that in many of our games. When the boys execute in the small game they usually give themselves a good chance to win, and when they don’t, teams have been able to be successful against us.”

In game two of the night, Colby Devenport (1-1) took the loss on the mound. The Titans plated two runs in the top of the 3rd innning to make the score 3-2, but Cass answered right back in the bottom half  of the inning with 2 runs of their own. Cass went on to score 2 more runs in the 4th,  4 runs in the 5th, and they ended the night early with 1 more run in the 6th to win 12-2. At the plate, the Titans were led by Jaylen Harris 2-3, Clay Brubaker 1-3 RBI, and Jayden Davis had a RBI single. Coach Dill noted that Colby pitched well but our defense was lacking, and Cass was able to do what the Titans couldn’t  do. Coach Dill said, ” Cass is a well coached teaam, and they make their opponent play the game. They put pressure on your defense, they execute the bunt very well, and they dont make mental errors. We are trying to get our kids to be able to do those things, and we arent there yet. I think our guys are starting to understand what we want to do, but mentally and physically they havent been able to execute the plan. When they start to execute they will be able to hang with the well coached, and talented teams.”