PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Torrington Titans amassed 14 hits and 10 runs to defeat the Pittsfield Suns 10-9 Sunday afternoon at Wahconah Park.
Torrington's Langston Calhoun and Mike Odenwaelder went a combined 5-9 with 4 RBIs, scoring three runs for the Titans. Both hit RBI singles in the third inning, as the Titans were able to put four runs on the board, for an early 4-0 lead.
Paul Cotler, of the Suns, went 2-5, driving in two runs and scoring twice himself. His first hit of the night came in the fifth inning, on a one-out double. He would later score as Dan Cellucci singled to plate Cotler from third. Edgar Montes also doubled in two runs in the fifth inning, plating a total of three runs for the Suns.
Despite further scoring efforts by the Suns in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, the Suns were unable to take the lead from the Titans and were outscored 10-9. In addition to giving up a copious amount of hits, the Suns also walked nine and striking out three.
Mike Gibbons gave up six hits and three run for the Titans, but would win his first game of the season for the Titans. Suns starter Jacob Williams went five innings, giving up nine hits and six runs and would be charged with the loss.
The Suns are back action at Wahconah Park this Thursday, July 10 when they take on the Torrington Titans in a double header. The first game, a nine-inning contest will begin at 4:30 PM. The second, abbreviated seven-inning game will begin approximately thirty minutes after the completion of game one. The first 1,000 fans into Wahconah Park will receive a re-usable water bottle, sponsored by Berkshire Bank.
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