A Perfect Home Weekend For The Laramie Colts
Six games over three days proved to be not much of an obstacle for the Laramie Colts. They won all six of their tournament games at Cowboy Field.
The Colts hosted the Premier Bone and Joint Clinic home tournament against the Colorado Pirates and Denver Cougars.
Laramie opened with a 3-2 victory over the Pirates on July 4. Nich Pitzer hit an RBI double in the fifth that proved to be the difference. The Colts held a 3-0 lead before the Pirates scored on a sacrifice fly and a home run in the last two innings to make things interesting.
In their second game, Laramie scored six times in the fifth inning and pulled away from the Denver Cougars for a 10-3 victory. Mark Walton had a key two-run single in the big inning. Caleb Wilson added three hits and two RBI in the win.
Last Saturday began with a 13-1 victory over the Cougars. The game was stopped after the top of the fifth inning due to the ten-run mercy rule. The Colts had a 4-1 lead before they exploded for nine runs in the fourth. The inning was highlighted by Tyler Kozlowski's three-run double and Tyler Bodenstab's two-run triple.
The second game was another tight one with the Pirates. Tommy Johnson scored the winning run on steal of home plate in the sixth inning of a 5-4 Colts victory. That was the last of five lead changes in the game.
Yesterday was the final day of the tournament, and it ended with a pair of Laramie wins.
In the first game, the Colts jumped out to a 6-0 lead and went on to defeat the Cougars 8-2. Jordan Rice had two hits and three RBI, while Jesus Brito went the distance for the victory on the mound.
The final game saw Laramie down the Pirates by a final score of 10-4. The Colts scored six runs over the final three innings to pull away from a tie game. Rice led the offense again with three hits and five RBI.
Laramie is now 18-9 on the season in the Rocky Mountain Baseball League. They return to action Tuesday, July 8 with a doubleheader against the New Mexico Renegades starting at 5 p.m.