Colts Go 2-1 On First Weekend Of Play
The Laramie Colts opened up their 2014 season this last weekend with a doubleheader sweep of the Golden Grizz and a loss to Impact Sports.
The Colts held on to win a close first game against the Grizz, 5-3. Jesus Brito went the distance on the mound, allowing two runs and striking out eight. Demetrius Dunlap led the offensive side for Colts with two hits, including a homerun, and two walks. Laramie native Tommy Johnson also went 2-3 in the game.
Laramie cruised through the second game behind another strong pitching performance, winning 10-1. Alex Leach tossed six innings, allowed only one run and struck out eight. Leach's only earned run came on a bases loaded walk in the second inning.
The Colts jumped out to an early led, scoring five times in the first two innings. Laramie added four more runs in the fourth inning off of a grand slam by Jordan Rice. Laramie Native Ryan Spiker closed the game by pitching a scoreless seventh inning.
"We pitched the ball really well Saturday," Colts Manager James Clark said. "We went off in the second game offensively, hit a grand slam and kind of broke it open."
Laramie couldn't keep their offense going when they paid a visit to Impact Sports Sunday in Denver. Impact scored 11 times off of two different Laramie pitchers. The Impact Sports jumped to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.
The Colts managed to score three in the top of the second but couldn't seem to get any sort of offense going the rest of the game. After the second inning, Laramie only managed to come up with two hits the rest of the game.
"We had some errors early, didn't back up our pitching, threw too many pitches and we basically just fell apart from there," Clark said.
Laramie will continue play this Saturday when they visit the Black Bears in Littleton, CO for a doubleheader.