FORT BRANCH -- Cody Hupp started the season with home runs in the first two games of the season for Gibson Southern.
Thursday evening he ended a 14-game homerless drought..
Hupp blasted a solo home run in the home half of the sixth inning to give the Titans an insurance run en route to a 3-1 win over Princeton Community.
"Our games with Princeton are always tough so that was a big insurance run Cody gave us," Titans coach Chris May stated.
Hupp also tripled and scored the Titans first run of the game in the last of the fourth inning to tie the at 1-1.
Hupp scored on a single by Cale Colbert.
Patrick Jones was inserted as a courtesy runner for Colbert and stole second base with two outs.
Two pitches later, freshman Caden Hurless sent a 1-2 pitch to center for an RBI single giving the Titans a 2-1 lead.
Colbert made his first start of the season in the hill for the Titans and he pitched a complete game.
The Titan hurler allowed just three hits and fanned seven batters.
"Playing in our third game of the week with two more to go, Cale gave us a big game on the mound tonight," the Titans skipper said of his hurler. "He pitched a great ball game."
It was the second straight complete game for a Titan pitcher, as Colton Oakes tossed a shutout the night before against Castle.
Okes was slotted as the designated hitter Thursday evening and finished the night 2-for-2 at the dish.
Nathan Craven pitched into the fifth inning for the Tigers and suffered the loss.
Trevor DeHosse, Gerit Bock and David Jones all recorded singles in the loss.
Jones singled home Bock in the top of the fourth inning for a brief 1-0 lead.
Gibson Southern moves to 10-7 on the season, while the Tigers fall to 5-12 as they have lost 11 of their last 12 games.