The Titans stumbled at first, losing their first two tournament games to the Bulldogs out of Vacaville 7-4, and the Pleasanton Pythons 7-6 in extra innings. Despite the losses, the Titans’ Trevor Wilson went 2-for-2 at the plate and stole three bases, and Jake Opelski and Walker Brinkman made outstanding plays in the field.
The Titans got hot Saturday, crushing the San Ramon Hawks 10-2 and compiling impressive stats in threes: Dominic Gallegos led the way offensively – 3-for-3, including a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs. Anthony Beckstead got the win on the mound, allowing no hits over three innings.
On championship Sunday, the Titans first took on the Laguna Bandits and took home a 7-3 win, led by Jake Opelski’s six-inning, two-hit, seven-strikeout complete game. Offensively, the Titans were led by Zack Jorgensen’s two hits, including a double and two RBIs. The Titans then took on the tournament’s number-one seed, the Rocklin Hitmen, and took them out to the tune of 13-4. The Titans were paced by Trevor Wilson’s three innings of one-hit, five-strikeout baseball plus a home run and four RBIs. Logan Huntze and Conner Capps added two hits apiece.
In the final championship clash, the Titans avenged their earlier loss to the Pythons, beating the Pleasanton team 7-3. Jimmy Kabrich’s two-run homer ignited a seven-run rally, and from there, the Titans never looked back. Logan Huntze picked up the win with three innings pitched and only one run allowed.
The NorCal Titans have become the most highly successful travel baseball club in the area. For more information, go to www.norcaltitansbaseball.com. – Contributed by Manager Scott Kabrich