In the first region game of the 2017 baseball season, the Northview Titans (8-1, Region 7-AAAAAA 0-1) suffered their first loss of the season to the Cambridge Bears (4-6, 1-1), 2-0. The game got off to a slow start; no one crossed the plate until the seventh inning.
“I love the competitive spirit that they showed; it makes me proud to coach them, but we definitely have work to do going forward,” head coach Aaron Wilkens said.
In the seventh inning, the Titans struggled with minor errors which the Bears were able to capitalize off of.
“We played clean until the seventh inning, but then we made an error that costed us a run, and then they gained momentum and got another run,” Colton McDaniel said.
The Titans, who were nationally ranked before the game, lost a close one to a strong region foe. Contending in Region 7, one loaded with powerhouse teams, the Titans must continue to work on finishing games.
“This was only one game out of 16, so we aren’t in a hole yet,” McDaniel said. “We just need to go forward and improve.”
The Titans will play their next game at Alpharetta on Wednesday, March 8, and are hoping to come back from this Cambridge loss and get their first region win of the season.