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.