Grandview, out of Colorado, managed to pump 12 runs across the plate in the first three innings of play, putting the game out of reach at an early stage. Matthew Luke started on the mound for West Salem and, while he gave up those first 12 runs, none of them were earned. This was due, in large part, to 8 Titan defensive errors in the game. Joel Spencer pitched the final two innings of the game for West, allowing two earned runs on two Grandview hits.
At the plate Evan Faust put together a fine day going 2-3 with a double and scored one of the Titans’ runs. Colin Kronenberg and Brody McMullen both went 1-3 for West Salem; Kronenberg added an RBI and McMullen crossed the plate.
After starting hot in Arizona with two straight wins, the loss to Grandview ends West Salem’s Arizona trip at 2-3 and 2-5 on the year. West straps the cleats on next Tuesday in Roseburg; a 4:30 start time.
Fun AZ trip facts:
- Brody McMullen (7-17) had a .412 batting average on the trip, leading the Titans in runs (6) and hits (7).
- McMullen also managed to hit safely in every game for a 5 game AZ hitting streak.
- Colin Kronenberg and Brooks Ferguson led West with five RBI each on the trip.