The Hercules Titans’ baseball team pounded out 11 hits in five innings Wednesday evening to defeat Kennedy, 11-1. The win moved the Titans into a first-place tie with St. Joseph Notre Dame in the Tri-County Rock Division.
The game was almost like a home game for the visiting Titans as there were no Eagles’ fans in the bleachers. Titans’ followers, meanwhile, lined the third base line with folding chairs and umbrellas and enjoyed watching their freshman pitcher Justin Mahley throw a four-hit complete game.
Although Hercules’ roster had eight more players than Kennedy’s nine, the game started promisingly for Eagles’ starting pitcher Enrique Navarro. The freshman used a slow curve to keep batters off balance while recording two groundouts, and one popup to the catcher.
But in the second inning Hercules’ bats came alive. They sent seven batters to the plate before Kennedy would record its first out—all seven would cross the plate.
Kennedy’s next game, the last of the regular season, is Friday at St. Joseph Notre Dame.