LAKIN, KS — Just like there softball team the Colby High School baseball team made some noise in the postseason but came up just one win short of going to state.
The Eagles upset the number two seed and host of the regional in Lakin in there first of two games they played on Wednesday afternoon. Colby got up early after two innings of play and led 4-0. But Lakin came back in the next two frames to knot the game up heading into the 5th inning. Eagles would seal a victory in the top of the seventh with two runs to win 6-4. Senior Zach Hart led CHS going 3-4 with 3 RBI’s at the plate in the win. Sophomore Mason Wright pitched five innings allowing four runs with none of them being earned.
After the Lakin win Colby faced the number one seed Hays TMP but the mighty Monarchs proved to be too much. TMP scored four runs in the first two inning and added a couple of insurance runs in the later innings to win 6-0. Colby bats struggled versus the very talented TMP pitching staff striking out 12 times and only managing four hits in the contest.
Colby ended it’s 2018 season with 14-9 record overall and 7-3 record in GWAC play which was good enough to tie Holcomb for the league title. It’s the second consecutive year that Colby has either won or split the GWAC crown in baseball.