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Fay, Odenwaelder lead Titans over Dirt Dawgs.

POSTED June 27, 2013
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

TORRINGTON: The Torrington Titans have been searching for an identity most of the month of June, having taken their share of lumps along the way.

On Wednesday night at Fuessenich Park in Torrington, the pieces seemed to fit a little bit cleaner, the formula for winning baseball became a little clearer.

Behind a six-inning, two run effort from starter Matt Quintana and a fast 6-0 lead after four innings thanks to some clutch hitting from Michael Odenwaelder and Brian Fay, the Titans moved to within a game of .500 with a 6-2 win over the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs.

The Titans struck first with a three-run bottom of the first that started with a walk to leftfielder Jim Topps, who promptly stole second base.

Second baseman Casey Jones was hit by a pitch and a batter later Odenwaelder unloaded to deep right center, scoring both Topps and Jones.

Odenwaelder motored into third standing up with a two-run triple, giving him a team high nine RBI’s.

In a two-run third, Fay launched a deep shot of his own that plated Kaleb Holbrook from first for a 4-0 lead.

Quintana, in his first start for the Titans, gave up single runs in the fourth and fifth but worked out of trouble over six frames to get the win.

The Titans bullpen, which is showing signs of consistency of late, threw three scoreless innings to close out the Dirt Dawgs ad improve to 6-7 on the year.

Conor Landers, Rhett Jones and Hunter Engelheart all threw well out of the pen.

The Titans are in Nashua on Thursday night to take on the Silver Knights before returning to Fuessenich Park on Friday for a double-header against the Seacoast Mavericks. Game one starts at 5, with the second game scheduled for 7:30 p.m.  

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