West End shuts down Susan Moore in season finale


Photo: West End’s Triston Chaney (left) tags out a Susan Moore baserunner during the Patriots’ 14-1 victory in high school baseball on on Tuesday, April 16 in Walnut Grove. (Submitted photo)

The West End High baseball team ended its season by handling Susan Moore, 14-1, in five innings on Tuesday, April 16 in Walnut Grove.
Colby Pierce drove in seven runs on three hits to lead the Patriots.
West End opened the scoring in top of the first inning after Jace Golden doubled off the leftfield fence to score one run.
The Patriots then added six runs on six hits in the second inning. Golden singled in a pair of runs, Pierce doubled to score two baserunners and Jackson Mayo doubled to add another run. Tyler Graham’s single scored Mayo to end the second inning barrage.
West End extended the score to 9-1 in the third and five more in the fourth. Pierce doubled to score three runs, while both Mayo pinch hitter Lucas Dunn came through with respective RBI base hits.
West End tallied 18 hits in the game off the Bulldog pitching staff, with Pierce and Rockman Sainsbury each collecting three. Mayo, Triston Chaney, Jace Golden and Braden Thornton, all collected multiple hits, with Sainsbury and Mayo each stealing multiple base.
Each of West End’s five senior players (Sainsbury, Golden, Chaney, Thornton, and Brandon Robinson) collected a hit in the game.
Sainsbury pitched a complete game to earn the win, allowing four hits and one run over five innings. He struck out struck out five and walked four.

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