Falcons’ outburst buries Hillmen
Not even the wind, snow and bitter cold at James Field could cool off a sizzling Colfax High baseball team Thursday afternoon.
Led by sophomore Ryan Glazner, the Falcons crushed Placer 16-2, ending the Hillmen’s unbeaten run in the Pioneer Valley League. Colfax’s performance was shocking, considering the Falcons lost 11-1 to Foothill on Tuesday.
“We hit the ball pretty well today,” Colfax coach Mike McCabe said. “I think it was a result of what the kids put into practice yesterday after the loss (Tuesday). They knew they had to step up against Placer and work hard.”
Glazner pitched a five-hitter and struck out four in the game, which went five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. He also had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with four RBIs. Austin Young was 4-for-4 with three RBIs while both Scott Wright and Adam Tricomo were 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Devon Loomis and Jake Karbowski added two hits apiece.
Ryan Mason took the loss for Placer as Colfax did much of its damage against him with a six-run second inning. The Falcons (3-2 PVL) rallied for nine runs in the fifth to put the game away.
Nick Mitchell was 2-for-3 with an RBI to pace the Hillmen (4-1 PVL). Evan Staton, Ryan Lipsmeyer and Mason each added one hit.
In junior varsity play, Colfax topped Placer 7-2.
Bear River 6, Foothill 4 at Lake of the Pines — The Bruins held off the Mustangs to improve to 3-3 in the PVL.
Michael Lucas pitched four solid innings for the win while Troy Runte closed it out.
Jake Jarma was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs to lead the offense. Lucas and Josh Toft knocked in two runs apiece while Zach Welz and Logan Miller each added singles.
Bear River will face Marysville today in a non-league matchup.
Foresthill 21, Cristo Rey 0 at Cristo Rey — Ian Sykes fanned 13 of the 15 batters he faced and threw a perfect game as the Wildfires evened their record at 3-3 in the Central Valley Christian League.
Foresthill erupted for 13 runs in the third inning to bust the game open. Sykes had a pair of doubles to lead the way at the plate. Aaron Arnett and Chase Pack added doubles for the Wildfires.