Fourth-inning rally sparks win for the Notre Dame Titans, 14-3

The Notre Dame Titans beat the Portsmouth Trojans 14-3 on Saturday at Portsmouth High School after an eight-run explosion in the fourth inning and completing the season sweep.

The Notre Dame Titans scored in the fourth on an error, a walk by Chase Rodriguez, a hit by pitch, an RBI single by Grant Sparks, a hit by pitch, an RBI single by CJ Corns, and a two-run single by Drew Cassidy.

The Notre Dame Titans were led by Hayden Baker’s hitting. Baker went 4-5, drove in one and scored two runs. He singled in the first and fourth innings and tripled in the sixth inning.

The Notre Dame Titans got the win thanks in large part to Tyler Speas’s dominant, 10-strikeout performance. Speas allowed one earned run, five hits and one walk over seven innings.

The Notre Dame Titans easily handled Portsmouth pitching as six hitters combined for 14 hits, 11 RBIs and 11 runs scored.

Lattimore ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just two-thirds of an inning, walked two, struck out one, and allowed eight runs.

In the top of the third, the Notre Dame Titans grabbed the early lead, 2-0. The Notre Dame Titans attack began with a single from Cassidy. Brandon Lansing singled, plating Baker. More runs came home for the Notre Dame Titans when Rodriguez scored on an RBI single by Sam Kayser.

Portsmouth answered the Notre Dame Titans’ top inning with two runs of its own in the third. Portsmouth scored on and a wild pitch.

The Titans scored 8 runs in the 4th inning, putting them up 10-2 and never looked back.

The Titans matched their two-run sixth inning with two more in the seventh. In the seventh, the Notre Dame Titans scored on an RBI double by Cassidy, scoring Cameron Rodriguez.

Lansing kicked things off with a single, plating Rodriguez. That was followed up by Rodriguez’s single, scoring Kayser.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
ND 0 0 2 8 0 2 2 14 17 1
PRTS 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 5 2

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