Here's a link to the flyer: AAA Legion Baseball Camp
Attention youth ball players ages 5-14! Our AAA Legion team is hosting its annual baseball camp from June 17th to 20th at West Salem HS. Check out the flyer attached for all the info. Hope to see you there!
Here's a link to the flyer: AAA Legion Baseball Camp
At the end of the season coaches from each team in the league vote on the conference's top performers. This year we had several Titans take home All-League honors:
Congrats to all of our award winners!
AAA tryouts will be June 3rd and 4th at Western Oregon University from 5 pm to 7 pm. We encourage all of our varsity players to tryout for this team. If you have a question about whether you should try out talk to Coach Blair.
Division 1 and Division 2 tryouts will be May 30th and 31st at West Salem High School from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. We encourage any players who plan on playing in our program next school season to tryout. This includes current 8th graders though current 11th graders.
For Division 1 and Division 2 schedules you can check out the following links or visit the pages associated with each level on our site:
Gilmore Field (05.22.2019)
Game Rundown: Braden Allison pitched his best game of the year and West launched three home-runs as they attempted to upset #4 South Salem and move onto the OSAA 6A Quaterfinals for the second straight year. For six innings it looked as if the Titans would do just that. Allison was able to keep the Saxon bats at bay for a majority of the game and two round-trippers by Kaden Reidhead and one by Crosby Albee certainly seemed to help West Salem's cause, as they led 5-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh.
South Salem, however, was able to piece together a game saving rally in their final at-bat to tie up the game and send it to extras. The game remained tied after 8 1/2 innings when South loaded the bases and Kaiden Doten walked it off for the Saxons with game ending grand slam. Final score: South Salem 9, West Salem 5. It will surely be a game that's talked about for years to come. Unfortunately, the Titans came up of the losing side of an amazing ballgame.
Players of Note: Braden Allison (6 2/3 IP, 5 K, 3 ER), Hector Amador (1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER), Kaden Reidhead (2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI), Crosby Albee (1-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI)
Inside the Numbers: South outhit West 8 to 7. West Salem hitters struck out 10 times to South Salem's 7. For the first time this season West had back to back home runs when Reidhead and Albee did so in the 2nd inning. Kaden Reidhead's 2 home runs marked the first multi-home run game for a Titans player this season.
Up Next: South moves on to the Quarterfinals vs. West Linn and West's season is done. The Titans finish the 2019 campaign with a 15-12 overall record, while graduating nine seniors.
Walker Stadium (05.20.2019)
Game Rundown: Playoff baseball is a funny thing. Records, stats, and accomplishments from the regular season go out the window. On paper West Salem was not expected to beat Grant on Monday, as the Generals were ranked 13th in Oregon and West Salem 20th. But, as they say, "That's why you play the game".
Lucas Stanfield was dominant on the mound for the Titans. West's ace pitcher recorded a complete game shutout, allowing just two hits while striking out seven. The only real threat to Stanfield's performance came in the bottom of the seventh when runners were on first and second with just one out. Just as he'd done all day, however, Lucas was able to get out of trouble by inducing the game ending 6-4-3 double play.
Offensively, West did not have many scoring opportunities, but made the ones they did have count. Grant's starting pitcher, Kenji Lamdin, was firing on all cylinders as he also hurled a complete game and struck out ten. That being said, West took advantage immediately in the top of the first inning. Noah Juarez stroked a 2 out double to the outfield and Kyle Mitsuyasu followed with another double, scoring Juarez. The Titans scored their only other run in the sixth inning when pinch hitter Wilson Neitzel slapped the first pitch he saw down the third base line to score Juarez from second.
As is often the case in playoff baseball, the game was an exciting pitcher's duel with West Salem doing just enough to squeak out the upset victory. The Titans also used stellar defense, which included two inning ending double plays and a tremendous sliding catch by Marshall Bray in the bottom of the seventh.
Players of Note: Lucas Stanfield (CG, 0 ER, 2 hits allowed , 7 K), Noah Juarez (2-3, 2 runs), Kyle Mitsuyasu (2-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB), Wilson Neitzel (1-1, 1 RBI)
Inside the Numbers: West Salem outhit Grant 7 to 2. West Salem batters struck out 10 times, while Grant struck out 7. Both starting pitchers threw complete games. Noah Juarez and Kyle Mitsuyasu had the only extra base hits in the game; back to back doubles in the first inning.
Up Next: The Titans head to Gilmore Field on Wednesday, to face a familiar foe in South Salem. South defeated Sheldon 9-4 on Monday. South Salem will enter as the favorite, as they hold a #4 overall ranking in the state, while West Salem is #20. The Saxons won the season series versus the Titans, having defeated West by scores of 4-2 and 2-1. The game will take place at 5 pm at South's Gilmore Field as West looks to knock off another higher ranked team.