By Jeremy McDonald
TIGARD, Ore.– Freshman Zoey Minahan was calm, cool and collected against Tigard. Her composure was that of an upperclassmen as she faced a tough Tigard team Friday evening on the road. Pitching was on par with five strikeouts in the game and holding the Tigers to one run in West Salem’s 4-1 win.
Minahan’s offense backed her up. Eventually timing out Macy Witt for a Bella Elliott solo home run in the fourth,Mia Zachary sac-fly in the fifth, Kaylee Nicholson forces an error that scored one in the sixth that was followed by a Brookelynn Corliss single the next at-bat. The last three runs separated the Titans from Tigard to give their ninth-grader some more breathing space in the circle.
“I think I did good. I don’t really think about anything, I just pitch,” starts Minahan. “We had a lot more energy. We had a lot more energy, It was a good game and we battled a lot, the defense was good. When we’re up, I think it makes all of us go up and just keep the energy up all the time. Even when we’re down, just keep the energy up,”
Corliss led the offense with two hits as seven different West Salem batters recorded a hit in the victory, which was the Titans third in their last four games after starting the season 1-4. The Titans are scheduled to host West Linn Monday before opening Central Valley Conference play Wednesday against South Salem on the road.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald