COLBY, KS — The Goodland Cowboy baseball team made the most of their first games in two years on Thursday sweeping their rival Colby at Young Memorial Field. Taking game one 22-2 in four innings and then shutting out the Eagles 11-0.
The Cowboys young starting pitchers were spectacular in their first every high school appearances. Freshman Cole Linton started game one and worked three & two-thirds innings only allowing two runs on one hit while striking out seven to get the win. Then in game two Octavio Gonzalez was masterful going the distance and pitching a shutout allowing six hits while striking out nine.
As for the Cowboy offense, game one saw Brock Mull drive in a game-high five runs, three on a second inning double. Bryson Waters had just one hit but drove in four and scored three times himself. Mason Hernandez had a three hit game, scoring four times and driving in two. And Kyan Ensign also had a double to left field and push two runners across.
Game two was much more of pitchers dual but the Goodland bats were consistent. Waters stayed hot hitting a pair of tripes, driving in one and scoring three times. Ensign had another double and drove in a two runs. RBI’s also came from Mull, Caleb Duell, Gentry Deeds & Manny Gonzalez.
Colby’s pitching and defense did them in as CHS used ten different pitchers with only Shane Puckett & Marson Kersenbrock working more than two innings. The Eagles, who are usually a solid defensive team, struggled in that department committing 11 combined errors on the day, nine in game one.
The sweep for Goodland was their first over Colby in ten years and was their first win versus the Eagles since 2016.
Cowboys (2-0) will host Garden City this coming Thursday, April 1st, in their home opener. Colby (0-2) will play at Russell in their first road game of the season on the same day.
Head Coach Dev Mull Postgame: