Titans need one win to host first-round game

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 7, 2004

After getting off to a somewhat rocky beginning, the West Alabama Prep Titans are now just one game away from assuring themselves a home field advantage in the first round of the AISA Class A baseball playoffs.

After an impressive 21-1 scalping of the Warrior Academy Braves Monday night at the Demopolis Sports Plex, the Titans are now sitting a top their area standings with a (4-0) area record and are now (9-8) overall.

“We’re looking pretty good,” WAP head coach Walker Reynolds said. “This is the time of the season where we really get after it on the baseball field. Things are coming together for us right now and I think we are exactly were we need to be.”

The bats were swinging and dinking for the Titans Monday night as they managed to crank out a total of 21 runs on 14 hits against the Braves. The Titans collected four runs in the first inning of play only to run away with the game in the second inning as they collected 13 more runs to make it a 17-0 ball game.

Senior Kevin May went 1-for-1 with the stick with a walk and a single, while junior Michael Bozeman went 2-for-3 with a single and a triple. But it was senior Chad Seale who led the way Monday night as he went 3-for-3 with three singles and 4 RBI.

Not only did the Titans do well with the stick Monday night, but were also impressive with their glove work as the Titans defense pulled out two double plays on the night, holding the Braves to just one run on two hits.

Nick Laduron got the start on the hill for the Titans, going five innings giving up one run on two hits with four walks, while earning 6K’s.

The Titans are now just one area win away from hosting a first round playoff game with the Marion Military Institute Tigers coming to town on Thursday. With their 4-0 area record, the Titans need just one more area win to seal the deal on the playoffs.