EVANSVILLE -- Six runs in the fifth and sixth innings were not enough for the Gibson Southern baseball team Friday night.

Trailing 7-3 with just six outs remaining, host Evansville North pushed across three runs in the sixth inning before sending the game into extra innings with a single tally in the seventh inning.

The Huskies then finished the comeback on a bases loaded hit batter in the bottom of the ninth, sending the Titans to a tough 8-7 loss.

Gibson Southern grabbed a 5-1 lead with four runs in the top of the fifth inning.

Caleb Sellers started the scoring by drawing a bases loaded walk.

A fielders' choice by Taylor Lintzenich brought home the second of the frame before Colton Okes reached on an error scoring the third run.

Cale Colbert capped the frame with a sacrifice fly.

After North scored two in the last of the fifth, the Titans appeared to regain momentum with two more in the sixth.

Okes reached on another error to score Hunter Seaton before Landon Stoll laid down a successful bunt for a single to score Oliver Hamilton.

In the seventh, North took advantage of a pair of one-out walks and a double steal before a sacrifice fly sent the game into extra innings.

The Titans looked poised to regain the lead in the top of the eighth after Hamilton and Okes started the inning with a walk and single, respectively.

Cody Hupp then walked to load the bases with two outs, but the Titans could not cash in on the opportunity.

In the ninth Payton Boyd reached with on a lead-off walk and was sacrificed to second before being stranded on the basepaths.

North loaded the bases in the last of the ninth after a dropped third strike, a double and walk before the hit batter.

Hupp suffered the loss, as he finished the game on the hill after entering in the seventh inning. The southpaw struck out four batters and allowed just one hit but walked four.

Brayden Malone started on the bump for the Titans before being lifted in the fourth inning. He allowed just one run on five hits.

On Saturday, the Titans dropped an 8-1 decision to Evansville Reitz.

The visitors scored three runs in the top of the second and two more in the third to take control of the game.

The Titans were limited to just two hits in the game -- singles by Kaden Hurless and Lintzenich. Patrick Jones started and suffered the loss for the Titans.

"We just got beat by a very talented team," Titans skipper Chris May said of the loss to Reitz. "They have some very good athletes, but we did not do anything at the plate and you cannot get behind like that against a good team like Reitz."

Gibson Southern (10-9) played host to Evansville Memorial on Monday.

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