West kicked off their 2018 season on May 26 at the Brandon Valley Tournament by facing off with Cyclones Blue.
In the 5-1 loss, West struck first in the first inning on an RBI double from Mitchell Willis. Willis was the only West player with more than one hit in the game. Andrew K gave West a strong starting pitching performance by only allowing one run and striking out seven over four innings.
That night, West took on Renner in their second game of the tournament. West was held scoreless in a pitchers’ duel as the offense was limited to just two hits in the 2-0 loss. Zach Tanghe started the game and went five innings while only allowing one earned run and striking out five Renner batters.
West was able to finish the weekend on a high note on May 27 as they were able to defeat Brandon Valley in Valley Springs. West finished the game with nine hits. Michael Zeman and Nate Slowey each recorded two hits while Jake Scheaffer drove in three runs in the top of the third with his three-run double.
West earned their second win of the season on May 29 on the road against Harrisburg. West's offense erupted to out-hit Harrisburg 13-4 and took advantage of the six Harrisburg errors. Camden Gadbois and Willis each tripled in the win
Harrisburg answered back in the second game by defeating West, 11-6. The two teams were tied 4-4 at the end of the first inning. That changed after Harrisburg scored seven runs in the bottom of the second to take an 11-4 lead.
West played their first games at Harmodon Park on May 31 in a double header with Brookings.
Game 1 resulted in a 6-5 West loss with the two teams combining to commit 13 errors in the field. The game went nine innings as Brookings broke the 5-5 tie in the top of the 9th to win the game.
West got revenge in the second game in a close 10-9 victory. Robert Feiock had a good night at the plate as he went 3-3 with two doubles and collected four RBIs. West fought back after trailing 7-5 after the second inning by outscoring Brookings 5-2 in the final 2 1/2 innings.
West was no-hit on the road against Watertown on June 2 and fell 8-0. Tanghe was the lone baserunner for West in the game as he collected a walk in the 3rd inning.
West participated in the Brookings Junior Legion Tournament June 1-3. The team lost their first two games against Watertown and Fargo with final scores of 8-0 and 22-3, respectively, but bounced back with two wins against Brookings and East, 15-14 and 7-0 respectively.
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