The Atlantis Titans had a tough start to their game defensively but picked it up in the final three innings, as they came back to get the 12-10 victory over the Chances Mighty Mitts on Saturday at the Bankers Softball Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.
The women’s division saw the Sunshine Auto Wildcats winning by default over the Johnson’s Lady Truckers.
Coming away as the Player of the Game was the Titans’ Windsor Bethel, who was impressive offensively as he finished the game three-for-four and four runs batted in (RBIs).
He had help from Morris Canter, who finished 3-for-3 at bat to go with four runs. Also helping the Titans was Angelo Dillett, who went 2-for-3 to score one run.
The Mighty Mitts got on the scoreboard first when first baseman Chris McPhee brought home centerfielder Stephen McKenzie. That put the Mighty Mitts up 1-0 as the score remained the same heading into the bottom of the first inning.
The bottom of the first saw the Titans come up empty as the score was unchanged.
It was a very offensive game in the third inning as the score was tied at 1-1 heading into it. The Mighty Mitts were able to score five runs in that inning. They left the Titans to try and battle back from a 6-1 deficit.
The Titans responded with five runs of their own in the bottom of the third inning. They were tied at the end of the third inning 6-6.
Looking to open the game and give themselves some distance, the Mighty Mitts went up by three more runs as they took a 9-6 lead at the end of the fourth inning. The Titans were only able to come up with one run in the fourth inning. In the end, the Mighty Mitts went up 9-7.
The fifth inning saw the Mighty Mitts scoring one run and the Titans scoring one as the Mighty Mitts were still up 10-9.
Needing to find a way to take their first lead of the game, the Titans found a way in the bottom of the sixth inning. They did it when three batters came home to put the Titans up 12-10 as the Mighty Mitts had one final chance to take the win at the top of the seventh inning. However, the Titans’ pitching and defense pulled through as they were able to out the first three batters.
The league is winding down as the make-up games begin on Thursday at 7 p.m. The schedule for those games was not available at press time.