BBQ, family and Goodwin. It couldn’t have been a nicer day for baseball.
Goodwin Field was filled with new and old faces and the 2018 Titans team held off a late rally by the alumni to win 6-3.
More than 40 Titans baseball alumni filled the visitor’s dugout, catching up with the former teammates and taking photos with fans around the stadium. Overall, it was a great afternoon for former stars to put on their uniform one more time to compete in a friendly exhibition.
The game was somewhat of a revenge match for the Titans, as they lost to the alumni in last year’s match. However, the alumni had their hands full, finding a hard time connecting off new starting pitcher Andrew Quezeda. The junior pitched five solid innings, giving up zero runs and striking out five en route to the win. Chris Prescott led the offense, going 3-for-3 and driving in an RBI.
Despite it being an exhibition, the fans mainly came to see which alumni which return home. Armed with pens, paper and baseball gloves, fans lined up along the wall with the hopes of gaining an autograph or a simple high five. Some notable faces who who returned were Ricky Romero, Thomas Eshelman and fresh off a World Series Championship, Chris Devenski. Recent players Jon Gavin, Connor Seabold, Scott Hurt, Timmy Richards and Hunter Cullen also came back for the day.
While the alumni head back home, the Titans go back to work preparing for the next run at Omaha. They’ll begin their run at a fifth championship when they travel to Stanford for a three game series on February 16.