COLBY, KS — It was a pretty easy day at the office for the Colby Eagle baseball team as they swept the Goodland Cowboys 10-0 & 14-0, both games ending in the fifth inning. Colby pitchers would hold GHS to just four baserunners on the afternoon and zero hits.
In game one, Colby would score three runs in the first inning thanks to RBI’s from Tucker Branum & Heath Boyland. Then after being held in check to just one run in the second & third innings combined CHS would get three more runs in the fourth due to a pair of bases loaded walks and an RBI single from Tommy Cline. Then Colby would end the game early in the fifth, scoring run on a wild pitch, a walk and a Kyler Britt RBI to end the game due to the ten run rule, 10-0.
Colby’s Mason Wright had a field day going 2 for 3 with four runs scored and five stolen bags. He also pitch the entire five innings using only 51 pitches while striking out five and walking one, only his second walk of the year. JT Zerr drove in two and Bolyard had three RBI’s in the win as Colby won their fifth straight.
Goodland only had one baserunner due to a base on balls and it was Trevor Daise in the second. GHS would not have a single runner make it to second base in the game one loss, their third straight.
In game number two, after getting a runner to third for the first time in the series Goodland could not capitalize in the top half of the first. Then in the bottom of the frame, Zerr, Britt & Branum got the Eagles on the board in the first thanks to RBI singles. After a quiet second & third inning Colby would pile on 11 runs in the fourth highlighted by a base clearing double from Konnor Griffin that scored three runs. Goodland could not respond in the top of the fifth and the game was called due to the run rule, 14-0.
Griffin and Britt combined for five RBI’s in the game and Zerr was dominant on the mound going five innings without allowing a run and striking out a season high ten.
Goodland’s Raul Soleto, Henry Cole & Joel Alanis were able to reach base but unable to score.
The wins improved Colby to 6-3 overall & 6-0 in GWAC play, they have won six straight and will play at Garden City on Thursday. Goodland’s losing streak was pushed to four game as they are now 3-7 overall & 1-5 in GWAC play. They are off til next Tuesday when they host Scott City.
GOODLAND, KS — It was a couple of good back and fourth games between the Eagle & the Cowgirls on the softball field but Colby would end up prevailing to get the sweep winning 12-11 & 13-3.
In game one, Colby would scratch across the first run of the game in the first but Goodland would explode for seven runs in the bottom of the second. The Eagles would slowly but surely chip away at that 7-1 lead over the rest of the game putting up one in the third, five in the fourth and four in the fifth to take an 11-7 lead. GHS answered with a run in each the fifth and the sixth but Colby would get the one insurance run that they needed in the seventh to hold off Goodland who scored two more run in the last half inning falling 12-11.
Goodland sophomores Anna Gutierrez & Sara Syverson led the Cowgirl offense with three RBI’s each in the loss.
In game two, each team got a run in the first and Goodland would take the lead going into the fourth, 3-1. From that point forward GHS would not score again while the Eagles would put up one more run in the fourth, six runs in the fifth & five more in the seventh to capture the sweep with a 13-3 win.
GHS’s Anna Gutierrez continued to swing a hot bat having a three hit game driving in two. Cowgirls only had two other hits otherwise in game two.
Goodland fell to 2-8 overall & 2-4 in GWAC with the losses, they will be at Scott City on Tuesday. Colby is at Garden City on Thursday.
PHOTO CREDIT: LEON VOLK
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