West opened up the 2018 season on May 27 with an exciting 11-10 win against Rapid City Post 320 at Harmodon Park. After trailing 5-2 after two innings, West was able to score six runs in the fourth inning. The game was tied at 10 in the seventh inning when Sam Nelson hit a sacrifice fly to win the game for West.
West was not able keep up with 17 Post 320 hits in the next game and lost the game as they fell, 11-2.
West got back into the win column in Pierre as they were able to sweep Pierre Post 8 in a double header on May 28. Connor Rysavy took the mound in game 1 as he struck out seven and allowed just two earned runs in the four innings he pitched. Parker Adamski and Keaton Hartman both had two RBIs for West.
After a strong pitching performance by West pitching in the first game, Dylan Ades followed with 6.1 innings of allowing just one earned run. Graham Sanders doubled and drove in a run in the win.
West returned home on May 30 and claimed an 9-8 victory over Brookings despite a late comeback bid by Brookings. Nelson, Rysavy and Jadan Bourne all had two hits as West collected 10 hits as a team.
In game 2 of the double header, West was able to win their fourth game in a row as they defeated Brookings, 7-3. Adamski pitched four innings in relief while striking out seven. Keaton Hartman drove in two runs on a triple for the West offense.
The next day, West hosted Watertown for a double header looking to continue their winning ways. West scored all seven of their runs in the first two innings of the first game as Bourne and Nelson doubled to lead the West offense.
In game 2, West defeated Watertown, 15-12. West was able to hold off Watertown, who scored nine runs in the final two innings. West, as a team, recorded 11 hits and combined to steal 10 bases in the win
West next swept Mitchell at home at Harmodon in a double header on June 2. The game was knotted up at 2 entering the bottom of the sixth until the West offense exploded to score six runs to win, 8-2.
West rolled on to win in game 2, 10-3. Bourne singled, tripled and drove in four runs for West as Ades pitched yet another complete game for West.
The eight game win streak put together by West came to an end on June 4 as West fell to Yankton, 4-3 in game 1 of the double header.
Game 2 featured more runs as West was able to get out with a win, 12-11. Billy Chatwell had 4 hits in the game and drove in one of West's runs. West used a seven run third inning to take a 9-4 lead. Yankton responded with a six run fourth inning to take a one run lead. But runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh got the Win for West. Yankton committed nine errors in their loss.
Tag(s): Jr. Legion West