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Titans use eight doubles to beat Flyers, 9-2

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

It was double or nothing.
The Portsmouth Notre Dame Titans had eight doubles among its nine hits as they beat the St. Joseph Flyers 9-2 on Monday.
St. Joseph pitchers combined to strike out 16 batters. Clay Willis started and struck out seven in three innings. He gave up four hits — all doubles — and walked two. One of the four runs he allowed was unearned.
“They found a lot of gaps in the outfield,” said Flyers’ coach Greg Bryant.
“Jackson Rowe threw the ball well. Chase Walters hit the ball hard but right at people. Chase Wilds hit the ball well. We’re seeing a lot of positives. We just need some experience.”
The Titans got a run in the first, three in the third and two more in the fifth to lead 6-0.
The Flyers got their two runs in the fifth.
Jackson Rowe reached on an error, stole second, moved up on a ground out and scored on a throwing error.
Isaac Whaley singled, Chase Walters was safe on an error and Chase Wilds had an RBI single.
The Titans added three runs in the seventh.
St. Joseph visits Sciotoville East on Tuesday.
Notre Dame    103    020    3    =    9    9    5
St. Joseph    000    020    0    =    2    4    2
C.J. Corns, Caleb Nichols (3), Tyler Speas (7) and Ethan Kammer. Clay Willis, Jackson Rowe (4), Damron (7) and Jackson Rowe, Jimmy Mahlmeister (4). WP-Corns (4-K, 1-BB, 1-H). LP-Willis (7-K, 2-BB, 3-ER, 4-H). Hitting-PND: C.J. Corns 2-4 2-2B, Caleb Nichols 3-4 2-2B, Ethan Kammer 1-4 2B, Tyler Speas 2-3 2-2B, McGuire 1-3 2B; SJ: Isaac Whaley 2-4, Damron 1-2, Chase Wilds 1-3.