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Let's Talk Baseball May 24 through June 2

By Carson Herbert, 06/04/18, 5:30PM CDT


May 24 vs. Harrisburg

West began their season at Harrisburg on May 24. Kyler Miritello's inside the park home run to centerfield in the third inning was the only West hit in the game as the team fell 8-2 in their season opener.


Marshall Tournament May 26-27

Next up for West was facing off with Redwood Falls in Marshall, Minn. on May 26. In a high scoring game, West took an early lead but soon trailed when Redwood falls scored seven runs in the 3rd inning. West made a late comeback bid in the top of the 5th, but Redwood Falls responded with another seven run inning in the bottom half of the inning. Redwood Falls would go on to take the victory, 15-7.

Later that same day, West took on Marshall, but were not able to claim the win despite out-hitting Marshall 7-4 in the game. Noah Goodroad and Zander Grenz each had two hits in the 8-6 loss.

West faced Russell-Tyler-Ruthon from Minnesota on May 27. After a hot start from RTR, West scored four runs in the second inning to cut the deficit to 7-4. The four runs scored were the lone West runs at the end of the game as RTR won the game 12-4. Goodroad and Dexter Payne each had impressive games at the plate as both players went 3-3.

To finish off the weekend in Marshall, West took on East. West struck first in the bottom of the first when Zander Grenz stole home to give his team the early lead. The game was back and forth when East's two run inning in the top of the 5th was enough to win the game, 4-2. Grenz provided both of the team's runs, had four steals and also added two hits.



Double Header vs. Watertown May 30

On May 30, West hosted a double header against Watertown. The first game ended with a tie as both Payne and Tyler Kindvall collected two hits and two RBI. West started off strong in the first inning by scoring seven runs. Watertown trailed by one entering the 4th inning, but evened up the score on a sacrifice fly.

The high scoring did not stop for both teams in the second game. West held a 7-3 lead after four innings played but Watertown climbed back to score seven runs in the top of the 5th as West fell short with a final score of 10-7.


Rochester Tournament June 1-3

West went on the road to play in the Rochester Tournament on June 1. They would open up the tournament with a 12-2 loss against Chanhassen. Tyler Kindvall had two of West's three hits in the game with a double and a single.

West followed their first game with another loss on June 2 against Albert Lea by falling 13-4. Miritello drove in two of the team's four runs on a double.

In West’s final game of the tournament, the team fell behind early in their first game and couldn't come back in a 14-0 loss to Rochester, MN 14AA White - RYBA Tornadoes 14U on June 2. The team was shutout and limited to just one hit.