Colts Notch 5th Win, Look For .500
After dropping three straight on the road, the Laramie Colts returned home last night looking for a win. They found one.
Two of the three losses had come on back-to-back nights in Casper, and the Cutthroats were again the opponent last night at Cowboy Field. On the mound for the Colts was Cody Artelejo, a right-handed pitcher from Westminster, Colo. who got things off to an apprehensive beginning.
After giving up a leadoff double to Colt McLaughlin of the first year MCBL team, the Cutthroats recorded the first run of the game in the top of the first inning. Once the Colts offense came to the plate, any apprehension from Artelejo was erased as Laramie answered with two in the bottom of the frame. Leading 2-1 after the first, the Colts would never look back.
Artelejo’s confidence seemed to soar from that point as well; aided by great defense, the young Laramie pitcher would only let two base runners get past second base from the start of the second until an out into the seventh inning on his way to a 7 IP, 7 H, 3 K, 2 ER winning performance.
The Colts were nearly as dominant at the plate as Artelejo was on the hill, scoring 8 runs (including five in the 5th) on 12 hits and four walks, on their way to an 8-2 victory.
The Colts were paced in the heart of the lineup with their 3-6 hitters combining to go 10-15 with 4 runs and 7 RBI. 4 of the 10 hits were XBH including 2 triples.
With the win, the Colts move to 5-6 on the season. They play again at home tonight against the Cheyenne Grizzlies at 6:30. In three meetings this season, the Colts are 2-1 against Cheyenne.