Lazaro got the start on the mound but didn’t get out of the first inning as he walked four and allowed six hits. Mike Gammans relieved and allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits in 3 1/3 innings.
“Obviously you’re never happy when you get down 9-0 in the first inning. But I at least thought the kids showed a little bit of character after that kind of hanging in it,” Taylor coach Brent Owens said. “I have nothing but praise for Mike Gammans. Mike Gammans is a senior and he came in a tough situation, and he gave us a huge lift tonight. That’s the most innings he’s ever thrown for me at the varsity level and from my standpoint that was the one positive we can draw from tonight.”
The Titans lost to Western 16-2 Tuesday and to Kokomo 4-3 Wednesday.
“This is the toughest part of our schedule,” Owens said. “We’ve got a young team, we only start two seniors. That’s not an excuse but we’re going through a tough stretch of our schedule. We were 5-3 and we’ve lost our last four ballgames. Hopefully we’ll turn it around and get it going.”
Marschand said the Titans can turn things around quickly.
“Brent does a great job with the kids. There’s not anyone who loves baseball more than Brent Owens. He does great with his guys. I know they’re pretty young so for the next couple years they’ll be a team to be reckoned with, that’s for sure. “
The Kings allowed eight unearned runs in a 9-4 loss at Heights Wednesday. They also walked five and threw five wild pitches.
“There’s no excuse to play like that,” Marschand said. “I’m proud to see them come out and attack the ball like they did and be aggressive. That’s more like Cass baseball.”