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Baseball season ends for Olympus in super regionals

Jun 04, 2024 11:31AM ● By Josh McFadden

Following a successful run through the regular season and a second-place finish in Region 6, the Olympus baseball team saw its season end a bit early. 

The Titans fell to Cyprus two games to one in the best-of-three super regionals, May 16 and 17. Olympus was the ninth seed in the Class 5A state tournament, meaning it had to play all three contests on Cyprus’ home field. 

Olympus won game one, setting itself up nicely to advance. But the Titans dropped two in a row. 

In game one, Olympus prevailed over the Region 4 Pirates, winning 6-2. Olympus led from start to finish and had 10 hits to eight for Cyprus. After getting one run in the seventh inning, Olympus held the Pirates scoreless in their last at-bat to secure the win. Cougar Vance was the winning pitcher and had three strikeouts. Luke Taylor had a big day for Olympus, hitting two doubles and driving in a run. Keaton Stinson hit a triple and had an RBI, while Nic Brown also hit a double for the Titans. 

Needing to get one win in the next two games to advance to bracket play, Olympus came up short. 

First, the Titans fell to Cyprus 6-4 on May 17, despite getting off to a 4-0 lead after two innings. It was 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth when Cyprus scored four runs. The Titans couldn’t muster any runs in the seventh, ending their hopes of a comeback. In defeat, Jaxon Fox hit a triple and had an RBI. Taylor, Stinson and Jack Evans also drove in runs. Cayman Sanchez struck out seven batters in a losing effort. 

Later that day, Olympus saw its season end. 

In game three of the series, Olympus fell behind 4-1 after one inning and 6-1 after two innings. The Titans couldn’t claw back into the game and ended up losing 9-5. Stinson had a great game with a triple and two RBI. Fox hit a pair of doubles and had an RBI. But it wasn’t enough. 

Olympus finished the season with a 20-10 mark overall. The Titans were 15-6 in Region 6 play, good enough for second place behind 20-1 Brighton. The Titans had reached the super regionals with two blowout wins in the regionals over East, a team they had defeated three times during the regular season. Olympus won 11-1 on May 11 and 15-2 on May 13 to advance in the playoffs. In game one, Stinson hit two doubles and drove in three runs. Cade Felts and Chase Moseley each drove in two runs. Taylor hit a triple. 

The second game went Olympus’ way too with an explosion of runs. The Titans had five runs in the first, third and fourth innings, only needing four innings at bat to claim victory. Fox hit a triple and had three RBI to lead the way. Stinson hit a double and brought in a run. Brown hit a double and had two RBI. 

Head coach Cortland Felts has now amassed 108 wins against 38 losses through six seasons. Next season, he’ll welcome back some talent and experience but also must replace some team leaders and accomplished players such as Brown, Stinson, Fox, Taylor and Moseley. λ