Game Rundown: The second game of a doubleheader between West and Bend was an exciting one. The Titan bats started off hot, as they scored in four of the first five innings. In fact, the Titans never trailed in the game until the sixth inning. On the mound the combination of Braden Allison, Kyle Kronenberg, and Hector Amador manged to keep the Bend Lava Bears at bay for most of the game. In the end, the Lava Bears were able to put together one to many rallies for the Titans to handle.
Offense was certainly on display in game two of the double dip as West collected twelve hits and Bend eleven. The Titans seemed primed for a two game sweep after grabbing 5-3 lead after five innings. However, just as the Titan offense was cooling down (West would score only one more run) the Lava Bears bats took to hacking. In the bottom of the 6th, Bend used a three run rally to take a 6-5 lead. West would answer with one in the 7th on a wild pitch and send the game to extra innings. In the bottom of the 8th Bend loaded the bases and Lava Bears first baseman, Tysen Scott, drove a single through the right side of the infield for the walk-off win.
Players of Note: Noah Juarez (2-4, 1 run, 1 SB), Kyle Mitsuyasu (2-4), Crosby Albee (2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI), Marshall Bray (2-5, 1 3B, 1 run), Wilson Neitzel (3-3), Tanner Keene (1-5, 1 run, 2 SB)
Inside the Numbers: Although losing, West outhit Bend 12-11. Each team left a small village on the bases (West 14, Bend 12). Bend managed victory despite committing four errors. Five Titan players accrued multi-hit games, including Wilson Neitzel's 3-hit game.
Up Next: West is scheduled to head to McNary on Tuesday, April 16th.