Falcons, Zebras tied for early PVL lead
The Colfax High baseball team took a perfect 4-0 Pioneer Valley League record with them into the spring break after blanking Bear River, 7-0, last Friday.
Receiving a sterling two-hit pitching effort from Devon Loomis and Ryan Glazner and picking up key base raps at the most opportune time, the Falcons kept their league mark unscathed by blanking the Bruins.
“We don’t have a bunch of home run hitters but we’ll put the ball in play and we can run a little,” said Colfax coach Tim Day about the win. “We’re getting good pitching and the defense is steady. The kids are doing a good job.”
In a 15-game triple round robin PVL schedule, there never is a shortage of pitching and the Falcons are showing that they have some mound depth.
A day after junior right hander Wes Woodward halted Center on a two-hitter, Loomis and Glazner teamed to halt the Bruins on just two hits, a leadoff double by Jake Sypnicki and a third-inning two-bagger by Michael Raigoza.
Loomis worked the first five frames and fanned eight batters while walking just one. Glazner then retired all six batters he faced and spiced the win by fanning the side in the seventh.
Colfax’s big inning proved to be the third. Tied 0-0, the frame started rather listlessly with a strikeout but Colfax got something cooking when R.J. Hurley and Chas Reisinger drew back-to-back walks off the Bear River starter whose off speed slants had kept the Falcons off balance.
But Glazner followed with a RBI single for the game’s first run before Campbell drove the ball to deep centerfield for a sacrifice fly that plated Reisinger for a 2-0 advantage.
Loomis (3x4) and Matt Paskey followed up with consecutive RBI hits for the 4-0 lead.
In the fourth, Colfax added three more runs when Reisinger and Glazner (3x4) both singled. With the bases loaded, Loomis hit a fly ball to the outfield that was lost in the sun for a three-run double.
“The kids are buying in to what we’re doing,” said Day, whose Falcons are now 7-4 on the year. “We’re off to a good start but there’s a lot of baseball left in front of us,” he said.
Colfax will play at Lincoln next Wednesday. The Zebras are also 4-0 in PVL games and took a perfect 10-0 overall record with them into this week’s Roseville Easter Tournament.
Pioneer Valley League Baseball
Colfax 4 0
Lincoln 4 0
B. River 2 2
Placer 1 3
Center 1 3
Foothill 0 4
Wednesday, April 3
Colfax at Lincoln, 4 p.m.
Placer at Foothill
Center at Bear River