Game Rundown: Lucas Stanfield was on top of his game and the Titan offense did just enough to take game one of Friday's doubleheader vs. Bend High School. Stanfield was dominant from the get-go and the Bend Lava Bears did little to slow down him down. Lucas threw a complete game shutout, while allowing only three hits and striking out ten. The victory pushes Stanfield's record to a spotless 5-0 on the year.
With West's starting pitcher taking care of business on the bump there was little need for much in the way of offensive support. Of course, they would need at least one run! Crosby Albee took care of that in the top of the 4th inning when he launched a two run blast into the Bend sky. Adding a bit of insurance, Jackson Gatchet would plate a third runner for West with a sacrifice fly in the 6th.
Players of Note: Lucas Stanfield (7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 10 K), Crosby Albee (1-3, 1 R, 2 RBI), Tanner Keene (2-4), Kaden Reidhead (2-3, 1 R)
Inside the Numbers: Bend only managed to get one runner past first base in the game and that came in the final inning when Reece Gordon reached third. At one point Stanfield retired 11 straight Bend hitters. West outhit Bend 7 to 3. The Titans could've been a bit more efficient offensively, as they left seven runners on base in the game.
Up Next: West will play this exact same team about 30 minutes (and 50 Subway sandwiches) after the end of game one.