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Varsity Baseball – Colusa wins three games at Hamilton City Tournament, Pierce drops two
The RedHawks’ bats came alive on Friday in their first two games at the Hamilton City Varsity Baseball Tournament, as Colusa defeated Pierce and Etna 16-4 and 18-0, respectively, in round robin play. They followed that with a 1-0 win over tournament host Hamilton.
Pierce 0, Corning 13
In their first game of the tournament, the Bears were held hitless over four innings by Corning pitcher Jake Alexander, who struck out seven and walked just two Pierce batters.
Colusa 16, Pierce 4
Playing against their county rivals for the second time in eight days, Colusa’s Blake Steidlmayer, Christian Lyss, Raymond Frias, and Drew Bradbury all stood out at the plate. Steidlmayer was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI. Lyss (two RBI) and Bradbury (one RBI) were each 1-for-3 with a double, and Frias was 1-for-3 with a single and an RBI of his own.
Colusa 18, Etna 0
The RedHawks had a total of 16 hits in their game against Etna. Ethan Rakela led the way, going 3-for-4 with three RBI. Steidlmayer and Frias were each 3-for-3 with a walk, with two and one RBI, respectively.
Ben Davies and Cole Simmons combined for a no-hitter. Davies struck out six and walked two in the first three innings before Simmons entered to close out the game and complete the no-hitter.
Colusa 1, Hamilton 0
Freshman Drew Bradbury got it done on the mound again for Colusa, pitching 6 and 2/3 shutout innings for Colusa, allowing just four hits, striking out six and walking two. Raymond Frias took over in the final frame, striking out the lone batter he faced to preserve the shutout.
Bradbury helped his cause with his bat, going 2-for-3 at the plate. John Boeger’s double was the only other hit for the RedHawks, and a sacrifice fly from Clayton Angus that plated Boeger in the fifth inning proved to be the difference in the 1-0 game.
Colusa (6-2) heads to Anderson
Colusa 7, Las Plumas 4
Riley Stice allowed just one hit and one earned run over five innings for the RedHawks’ Junior Varsity squad, and Blake Kalfsbeek earned the save by striking out all three batters he faced in the sixth inning to help their team to the 7-4 win over the Thunderbirds.
Keith Chavez led the way for the RedHawks at the plate, going 2-for-3 with 2 RBI, two stolen bases, and one run scored. Xavier Lopez was 1-for-3 with two stolen bases and a run scored, while Marcus Sanchez was 1-for-3 with two runs scored.