Gibson Southern can't keep pace with Tigers

Photo by Travis David/Daily Clarion

Gibson Southern third baseman Cale Colbert loses his glove as an Evansville Memorial runner slides into him on a stolen base attempt in the fifth inning Monday.

FORT BRANCH -- Gibson Southern baseball coach Chris May found a pitcher who could shut down the potent Evansville Memorial offense Monday evening.

Unfortunately for the Titans, May had to use four other pitchers before Caleb Sellers entered in the sixth inning.

The visiting Tigers battered the first four Titan pitchers to the tune of 12 hits and 12 runs over the first five-plus innings en route to sending Gibson Southern to a 12-3 loss.

The loss was the third straight for the Titans as they fall to 10-10 on the season.

May mentioned his team was outplayed in all aspects of the game.

"We did not get several bunts down ... we missed cut offs that moved runners up into scoring position, and we made some poor decisions on the bases," the Titans skipper said. "We need to work on those things starting (Tuesday)."

Memorial wasted little time in racing out to a lead.

The Tigers pushed across four runs in the top of the fourth inning. The Tigers first five batters reached with base knocks as they roughed up Titan ace Colton Okes.

The freshman hurler entered the game with an ERA under 1.50 for the season but he was tagged for six earned runs in four-plus innings on Monday.

The Titans battled back into the game with three runs in the home half of the third inning.

Taylor Lintzenich coaxed a bases loaded walk before Cody Hupp followed with a two-run single to pull the Titans to within 4-3.

The momentum was short lived as the Tigers responded with eight more runs over their final three at-bats.

Sellers recorded the final four out of the game for the Titans and did not surrender a base hit.

Gibson Southern played host to Washington on Tuesday.

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