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Colby Goes Deep to Sweep Saints

Brock Kappelmann - April 29, 2022 12:53 pm

The Colby Trojans hit six home runs in game two of a double header sweep of the Seward County Saints Thursday afternoon and evening at Brent Gould Field.  Colby won 4-1 in game one and 18-7 in game two in Liberal.

In game one, the Jayhawk Conference leader in wins, strikeouts, and ERA Alex Cook locked horns with Seward ace Mason Martinez in a pitcher’s dual.  The Trojans scored one in the second.  Javier Gomez doubled down the third base line to lead off the third.  Ranse Radtke hit a sac fly to score the run to tie the game.  Colby scored three in the fifth on four hits.  Seward struck out 11 times in the loss while the Trojans out-hit SCCC 11-3.  Mason Martinez pitched five innings and Aidan Moore came on for two scoreless innings.

In game two, Colby scored single runs in the first and third before the Saints tallied a run in the third.  The Trojans blew the game wide open with six in the fourth.  But Seward answered with four in the bottom of the fourth to make it 8-5.  Colby tacked on a run in the fifth and scored four in the sixth.  Colby scored five in the eighth and won the game in eight innings.  Colby out-hit Seward 16-10 and SCCC had three errors.  Jase Schneider was 4-4 in the loss.  Dylan Day went four innings and allowed three earned runs.  Josh Eichstadt worked two innings allowing one run.

Seward is 13-35 overall and tied for last at 6-20 in the Jayhawk West.  Colby is 31-16 overall and 18-8 in the KJCCC West.  The same two teams meet Sunday at 1pm in Colby on 1270, 92.3, and the KSCB and The Legend App.



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