Game Rundown: The Titan bats were hot and starting pitcher Kyle Kronenberg was on his game Tuesday. In the first game of their Spring Break trip West faced off against Scappose at Anhorn Field, which is Crater High School's home park. Although nearly 230 miles from home, the Titans were the designated home team in this neutral site affair.
West scored in every inning and put the game away early, as the 10 run rule put a stop to the beating after 5 innings. The game was all but over after the Titan's 4 run 2nd put them up 5-0. West kept adding on, plating 5 more runs in the next three innings. The final knockout came in the bottom of the 5th, when Crosby Albee scored Noah Juarez on an error by Scappose's third baseman. After Juarez was plated, the game was called due to the 10 run rule.
Players of note: Kyle Kronenberg (5 IP, 5 K, 0 ER), Kyle Mitsuyasu (2-2, 1 run, 1 RBI), Tanner Keene (2-3, 1 run, 4 RBI), Erik Swanson (2-3, 1 run, 1 RBI), Jackson Gatchet (1-1, 3 runs), Lucas Stanfield (1-3, 2 RBI)
Inside the numbers: West is now 1-1 in neutral site games. 8 of 9 starters for West recorded a hit. West outhit Scappose 9 to 5. This is the 3rd game ended early for West, the first NOT by darkness.
Up Next: The Titans play a doubleheader vs. Grants Pass on Wednesday at Grants Pass High School. The games are scheduled to be played at 1 PM and 4 PM. Grants Pass will serve as the home team for game one, West Salem will be the home team for game two.