Austin, Odenwaelder lead Titans over Nashua, 4-2.
Brian Fay connects on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning on Thursday night at Fuessenich Park to give the Torrington Titans an insurance run during their 4-2 win over Nashua.
TORRINGTON: Sometimes the blueprint just works.
Get a quality start from your starting pitcher (Patrick Austin, 5 innings, 1 run, 2 hits), some timely hitting with power (Michael Odenwaelder third inning home run) and a bullpen that does the rest (four innings of one run, one hit ball) and it usually adds up to a good night at the park.
The Torrington Titans improved to 3-5 on the year with a win that showed positives on a few level, none bigger than the one listed in the third spot of a line score.
For the first time this season, the Titans did not commit an error. Sounds like a little thing but after surrendering 11 unearned runs in their first seven games, it’s a big step in the right direction.
“Guys are settling in and getting used to what their roles are.” Austin said. “We played a good crisp game tonight.”
Giving teams extra outs is never a good thing and it helped Austin throw five innings before turning things over to the bullpen which was nothing short of superb.
David Lerro took the ball for the sixth inning and continued his dominance this summer. Lerro has yet to give up a run in four appearances ad has given up just one hit over those frames.
Rhett Jones was next and was perfect as well, his second straight game with those results.
Pedro Escafullery gave up a walk and a double while getting an out in the eighth before Alex DiSanto came in to put out the fire.
DiSanto made it interesting in the ninth by walking the bases loaded with two out but got the safe by inducing a ground ball that was turned into a force play for the win.
Odenwaelder was a factor all night. His third inning bomb over the leftfield fence put the home team up by a 3-0 score. It was the former Wamogo stars second home run of the year and gave him five RBI’s for the season.
He got a second life when his foul pop was not handled near the first base railing and the Silver Knights paid the price on the next pitch.
The Titans travel to take on Wachusett on Friday night before visiting Pittsfield on Saturday.
They return to Fuessenich Park on Sunday to take on the North Shore Navigators.