The Titans went into their series finale against Tulane on Sunday with two wins to their name. They won the first two of three games against Tulane, comfortably with 9-3 and 9-6 victories. It was an unfortunate mistake by seven members of the Titans team that would cause a loss in the final.
The Titan players received one game suspensions from their head coach Rick Vanderhook. The suspensions were given out by Vanderhook due to the players missing curfew the night before. Vanderhook does not usually check on the players himself but he did on Saturday. A trip to New Orleans at Tulane University can warrant a check of this matter.
Vanderhook personally takes full credit for the suspensions, for if another coach checked on the players they would not the power. After the Loss to Tulane, Vanderhook said that he wanted the suspended players to feel fully embarrassed. A 9-3 loss in their series finale very well may have embarrassed them as their coach wished.
As for the game itself, it was six runs allowed in the fourth inning that led to the Titan’s defeat. With a shorthanded team, making a comeback against anybody is much harder to come by. However they did manage to score three runs themselves, only to allow Tulane to answer all those runs.
Offensively, it was Jacob Pavletich who led the way for the Titans going 2-of-4 for the game. Brett Conine who is a closer, was forced to make his first start in right field but received his first collegiate hit.
The Titans will have a bit of a break, as their next game with not be until Friday, March 9. They will head to Oregon State to start a new three game series with them in Corvallis, Oregon.