By Bill Bray
TOLEDO – After being shutout through six innings and down 1-0, the Little Giants gave themselves life in the top of the seventh and went on to win the TRAC matchup in eight innings.
Down one run, Fremont’s Mason Durnwald reached base on an error. Dylan Wright, batting behind Durnwald, Dylan Wright walked sending Durnwald to second. With the two men on, the Giants’ utility man, Scout Mosser pinch hit for “Hondo” Melcher and laid down a sacrifice bunt advancing Durnwald and Wright. With that, Nick Pearson was the “man of the hour” as he singled to score Durnwald to send the game into an extra frame.
Melcher, relieving starter Owen Wright, faced eight Titan batters and threw 19 strikes of the 32 pitches thrown. Wright threw six innings allowing five hits while striking out seven.
Ross’ hit parade exploded in the eighth inning. Melcher helped his own cause with two hits, while Micah Olvera and Brayden Guhn added two hits apiece. Adding one hit each during the win were Durnwald, Dylan Wright, Pearson, and Bryson Hammer.
“I’m very proud of the kids, coach Jared King said. “It was truly a team win. Multiple guys stepped up in various roles.”
The Giants are back in action Friday as they travel to Bellevue for a 4:45pm start.