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Titans off to strong start on the diamond

Carl Albert’s Easton Perkins slides into second base. Photo by Jeff Harrison

By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon

Carl Albert’s baseball team is off to a fast start this season.

The Titans picked up two more district wins against Guymon and beat Class 6A Deer Creek last week.

Carl Albert swept Guymon in a road doubleheader on March 11, winning 11-0 and 21-2.

They hit four home runs in the shutout victory. Samuel Gonzalez hit two homers and Easton Harless and Hutch Russell also went deep.

Gonzalez was 2 for 3 with five RBIs. Harless was 2 for 3 with three RBIs. And Declan Murphy scored three runs.

Mason Avery earned the victory by throwing four hitless innings with 11 strikeouts. Tylan Holman threw one scoreless inning of relief.

The Titans showed their power again in the second game as Easton Perkins homered twice and Russell hit his second of the day.

Perkins went 3 for 3 with six RBIs and four runs scored. Harless, Russell and Holman each had two hits.

Jaxon Fixico was the winning pitcher after allowing one run on two hits in three innings. Russell and Blake Pritchard each threw an inning of relief.

The Titans returned home Thursday for a 9-6 win against Deer Creek.

Carl Albert raced to an early 3-1 lead. Deer Creek answered with three in the third, cutting the deficit to 5-3.

But the Titans responded with four more. Randle hit RBI singles in the fourth and sixth innings. Murphy hit a sacrifice to the pitcher and Perkins doubled in another.

Randel finished the day 3 for 4 with five RBIs. Russell hit a pair of doubles against the Antlers.

Gonzalez was the winning pitcher. He allowed two earned runs on eight hits and had four strikeouts. Perkins pitched one inning of relief.

Carl Albert suffered its first loss of the season Friday in a 9-2 setback at Elgin.

The Owls scored four runs in the first inning and led 8-1 after three frames. They held the Titans scoreless for the final four innings and the 9-2 win.

Russell led the Titans offense with three hits. Mister Randle drove in both runs.

Murphy took the loss on the mound. He allowed eight earned runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings.

The loss dropped the Titans record to 7-1 overall and 4-0 in district play. They return to action Monday for a doubleheader against Western Heights.

Tylon Holman makes a catch in the outfield. Photo by Jeff Harrison

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