On opening night of the 2018 season, West dropped a pair of games on the road against Harrisburg, 12-2 and 28-0. In the first game, Jamie Legg opened up the fourth inning with a leadoff walk and later stole home two at-bats later, cutting Harrisburg’s lead to 3-2. Harrisburg scored eight runs in the bottom of the 5th to win with having a 10 run lead after five innings.
West looked for revenge in the second game, but didn’t get off to the start they wanted to after Harrisburg scored 17 runs in the bottom of the first inning and followed with 11 runs in the bottom of the second. Harrisburg won as the game was concluded after 2 ½ innings.
Searching for their first win of the season, West hosted Brookings on May 24 for a double header. The first game was back and forth as Brookings held a 5-3 lead after six innings played. West was not able to contain the Brookings offense as they scored five runs in the top of the seventh and later defeated West, 10-5. As a team, West collected five hits as Noah Collins, Jamie Legg, Caleb Honner and Zach TeGrotenhuis each contributed with one RBI each.
After Brookings began the game with a three run top of the first, West responded by putting up eight runs in the bottom half of the inning. Noah Collins tripled as Emmot Nathan and Alex Brosnahan singled to lead the West offense. The game was cut short after 1 ½ innings.
West traveled back on the road on May 26 to Valley Springs and took on Worthington, Minn. at the Brandon Valley Tournament.
After trailing 4-0 heading into the 4th inning, West was able to cut Worthington’s lead in half by scoring two runs in the top of the fourth. West cut the lead to one run in the seventh inning, but fell short, losing 4-3. Jamie Legg and Ian Scherbring combined to strike out three and to only allow one earned run. It was a messy game, overall as the two teams together committed nine errors in the 5 ½ innings played.
West hosted Yankton in a double header on May 30. Yankton was able to claim a tight victory over West, 10-9 in the first game of the night. Jordyn Kinzer and Isaac Adam each collected two hits for West in the loss.
West was not able to answer back in the second game as Yankton scored 11 runs in the first inning to eventually claim an 18-5 victory in four innings.
West traveled north for the Fargo Tournament on June 2. In the first game, West fell 14-3 to Jamestown. An eight run third inning by Jamestown broke a 1-1 tie between the two teams. West committed nine errors in the field in the game.
West fell in their second game of the tournament against West Fargo, 13-1 on June 2. Alex Brosnahan and Wyatt Hailbeck each doubled for West in the game.
After West had a 5-1 lead entering the fifth inning against Minot on June 3, Minot stormed back with five runs of their own to take a 6-5 lead. Those five runs became crucial as West fell 7-5 despite out-hitting Minot 11-7.
West would finish up the tournament looking for their first win of the weekend against Waite Park. West would go on to lose, 15-5. Nick Pellicotte went 2-2 and drove in a run for West.
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