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Titans look to turn things around

Posted 4/20/22

By ALEX SPONSELLER

After winning its season opener, the Toll Gate baseball team has dropped four straight to sit at 1-4 on Wednesday morning.

The Titans are coming off of a playoff appearance …

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Titans look to turn things around

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By ALEX SPONSELLER

After winning its season opener, the Toll Gate baseball team has dropped four straight to sit at 1-4 on Wednesday morning.

The Titans are coming off of a playoff appearance last spring and have been relying on a handful of underclassmen to make an impact. Although the going has been rough at times, the Titans have made strides and continue to grind.

“We’re young. We’re getting players on base but we’re just not driving them in. We’re making too many errors in the field. That’ll get cleaned up,” said Toll Gate manager Nick Durand.

Leading the way for Toll Gate are captains Andrew Wheeler, Zach Scotti and Jamie Luna. With a young core behind them, Durand has relied on the trio to lead the way.

“Andrew Wheeler is a captain and is a scrappy kid. Zach Scotti is a captain, Jamie Luna is a captain and is a stud. They’re learning how to be leaders and they’re making progress. We want them to lead by example but also be able to be vocal at times too. We’ll get there,” said Durand.

Scotti is the team’s ace on the mound and currently boasts a sub-2 ERA.

Another key piece to the lineup has been Domenic Calise, who leads the team with a whopping nine stolen bases.

“He does a lot for us, plays center field, sometimes catches. He’s always at the top of our order and always finds a way on base. From there, he likes to steal. He’s very aggressive and we like that about him,” Durand said of Calise.

With a busy schedule coming up in the next few weeks, the Titans are looking to learn from their mistakes and build some momentum for the midseason push.

“It’s day by day. Right now we are going to keep working on the lineup until we find something that fits. We put together good practices, the guys practice hard. We’re putting guys on base, we just need to get that big hit in that key situation,” Durand said. “We talk about facing adversity all the time and how you handle it. Obviously a 1-4 start is nothing but adversity, but they’re already growing which is good to see.”

The Titans took on Lincoln on Wednesday, but the results were not available at press time.

Toll Gate, baseball

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