Baseball Roundup

Colfax's Redfern cuffs Hillmen; Zebras rally past Bruins

Falcon hurler fans 13 as Colfax improves to 3-0 in PVL; Del Oro, Foresthill also win
By: Mike Ray, Staff Writer
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COLFAX – Senior right-hander Dakota Redfern tossed a complete game five-hitter with 13 strikeouts and aided his own cause at the plate with three RBIS as Colfax stayed undefeated in Pioneer Valley League play with a 10-2 romp over Placer here Tuesday afternoon.

The win for the Falcons, the team’s eighth straight on the season, boosts their PVL record to 3-0 and ups the team’s overall season mark to 10-2.

Trailing 2-1 in the fourth inning Colfax took the lead for good on back-to-back singles from Jason Harris and Colton Reeves, a Placer error, a two run single by Redfern and another RBI hit from John Louis Pantlick (3x3).

Reeves, Harris, Redfern and Michael Lavigne all paired hits for the winners who collected 12 base hits. Gaige Spencer also drove in three runs for the Falcons. Colfax hosts Foothill today at 4 p.m. and then entertains Lincoln on Friday at the same time.

Ryan Lund went 2x3 for Placer which slipped to 2-1 in PVL games and is now 5-5 overall. The Hillmen host Lincoln Thursday at 4 p.m.

Lincoln 10 Bear River 5 -  Bear River went toe-to-toe with three-time defending section champion Lincoln for five innings before the host Zebras snapped a 5-5 tie by using a five-run sixth inning for the difference in the nailing down the win.

Bear River looked prime to pull an upset following Nathan Van Patten’s three run home run that staked the Bruins to a 5-4 lead after fourth innings. However, in the bottom of the sixth, the Zebras picked up key hits from Brennan Rozell, Harry Rounds and Ty Williams to get on the way to the win.

Williams led all hitters going 2x4 with four RBI. For Bear River, which took advantage of seven bases on balls in the game, Josh Howser added a pair of RBI.

Del Oro 12 Woodcreek 0 – The Golden Eagles opened Sierra Foothill League play Tuesday by following Jakob Frederick’s four-hitter to the lopsided victory over the T-Wolves. Fredrick fanned seven batters and walked just one as Del Oro scored all of its runs in their last three at-bats.

Frederick helped himself with the bat by going 3x4 at the plate with three RBI and a pair of runsscored. Zach Thomas added three RBI for the winners while Garrett Glynn added two hits and Casey Oldwin stroked a two run double.

Foresthill 13 Foothill 3 – Trailing 3-2 entering the home half of the fifth innings, the Foresthill Wildfires stepped to the plate intent on manufacturing a run or two to tie or take the lead against Foothill’s visiting Mustangs.

Instead, the host Wildfires paraded 15 men to the plate with 11 of them eventually scoring as Foresthill’s big inning produced a five-inning walk-off win over its Pioneer Valley League opponents.


Freshman Anthony Packard ignited Foresthill’s big rally in the fifth with a bases loaded double that plated three runs. Packard finished the game going 2x4 and driving in five runs.


Other big sticks for Foresthill included Justin Leyba who was 2x4 with a pair of RBI and Caleb Hiles who was 1x1 with two RBI. Sophomore Drew Stroup was the winning pitcher as he allowed five hits, fanned seven and walked just two.