By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– Consistency was the key factor for the West Salem softball team Saturday afternoon in their 10-1 win over Aloha.
Coming off of their 12-4 upset victory over McNary on Friday, the Titans didn’t seem to have that ‘Big Win Hangover’ as they jumped out to a 7-0 lead on the Warriors going into the fifth inning. Braeli Martin led the way with 12-strikeouts pitching and 2-for-2 with 3RBI’s hitting.
Martin, Mia Zachary, Brooklynn Corliss, Mya Ward and Kali Parks all had two hits in the winAubrey Peil had a game-high three hits as West Salem has won five of their last six games.
“It was awesome to see the consistency and getting better with the quality At-Bats, that’s been a big thing for us coming back from being a little bit too wild in the box to being a little more consistent,” Corliss starts. “Our whole goal this season coming in was to steal a game from South (Salem) and McNary and we did both of those. I think we’re just on top right now…we had a long week this week…we have a great team connection and all of that. We’re excited to keep going and hopefully we’re able to finish up strong.
“Just keeping it up to finish the year strongly and get that home game for playoffs. We’re finally putting together our pitching, defense and hitting which has been a struggle at the beginning of the season. So just keeping that for these next games will be important.”
West Salem only has a day off before entering a tough stretch with a road game at Newberg on Monday, Senior Night against North Salem on Tuesday and finishing up the regular season against McMinnville Wednesday at home going into the postseason.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald