Titans 18U Split Doubleheader versus Bulletproof Prospects in Welland

The Titans Baseball Club’s scheduled doubleheaders were thwarted by Civic Holiday downpours on Sunday, but the 18U team managed to squeeze in two games in on Saturday between the raindrops.  Playing in Welland, they won 6-2, but lost 9-7 when a spirited comeback came up just short versus the Bulletproof Prospects.

In their 6-2 win, the 18U Titans used the big bats of Giuseppe Sisca and Brandon Killeen who combined to drive in three runs in a game-changing fifth inning offensive outburst versus the Prospects. Ryan Fisher was the winning pitcher as he allowed two hits and two runs over 3 2/3 innings. He struck out three Bulletproof batters, suggesting they were not. Ethan Kennedy-Munsterman and Massimo Amantea pitched effectively out of the bullpen.  Amantea earned the save by nailing down the final two outs of the game. Giuseppe Sisca , Cooper Tomkinson, Hayden Norman, and Alex Gombzc led the offence with one hit each.  The 18UTitans “tore up the basepaths all day”, according to Head Coach Lawrence Vera. Sisca combined power with speed as he led the club with two stolen bases. 

In their 9-7 loss, the Titans launched a valiant comeback  after falling behind by 8 runs after the fourth inning, but came up a bit short in Welland.  The balanced-offensive attack was paced by Tomkinson, Gombzc, Kennedy-Munsterman, Norman, and Nolan Plunkett with one RBI each.  The Titans plated five runs in the sixth to jump back into the game with RBI’s from Gombzc, Kennedy-Munsterman, Norman, Brandt, and Plunkett. The Titans ran the bases well in their loss, stealing eight bases with CJ Wendelgas leading the way with two. Hayden Norman started the game for the Titans. He pitched four innings, but allowed eight runs on four hits. Norman struck out three. Brandon Killeen threw two innings of effective relief to keep the game within reach.

Saturday’s scheduled 16U doubleheader versus the Ontario Giants was cancelled due to the Giants’ permit problems in Mississauga. 

Unfortunately, both the 16U and 18U doubleheaders scheduled for Sunday in Tottenham were rained out as the New Tecumseth parks board deemed the field unplayable.