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Titans lose early lead, fall to North Shore, 9-8.

POSTED June 17, 2013
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

NORTH SHORE: It sure looked good for four plus innings on Sunday afternoon for the Torrington Titans, who jumped out to a 5-0 lead and had a starting pitcher who was perfect.

Spencer Thomas had retired the first 13 batters he faced against the Navigators and with the help of a four-run top of the fourth by the visitors, it looked as if the Titans could get themselves back even at 3-3 for the season.

The Navigators had other ideas though and kept coming back until they scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull out a 9-8 win and keep their record a perfect 5-0 on the year.

North Shore came from behind three different times on Sunday.

Mike Odenwaelder paced a 12-hit attack for the visitors with a 2-5 day that included a pair of runs batted in and a run scored.

Jake McGuiggan continued his hot hand at the plate with his own 2-5 effort with two RBI’s and a run scored.

Alex Markakis, the cousin of Baltimore Oriole star, Nick, drove a single to right with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the eighth to give the home team the win.

Torrington returns to Fussenich Park on Monday night to take on the Pittsfield Sun on “Mustache Monday”.

Torrington native Pat Austin will be on the hill for the Titans.

First pitch: 7:05 P.M.

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