Loomis, Glazner team to blank Bruins
COLFAX – Superb pitching, timely hitting and solid defense are key ingredients that can win a baseball team a lot of games.
Friday afternoon at breezy Quigley Field, the Colfax Falcons parlayed those three undeniable traits into their fourth straight Pioneer Valley League of the season.
Receiving a sterling two-hit pitching effort from Devon Loomis and Ryan Glazner and picking up key base raps at the most opportune time, the Falcons moved their PVL record to 4-0 by handing visiting Bear River a 7-0 whitewashing.
“We don’t have a bunch of home run hitters but we’ll put the ball in play and we can run a little,” said Colfax coach Tim Day about the win. “We’re getting good pitching and the defense is steady. The kids are doing a good job.”
In a 15-game triple round robin PVL schedule, there never is a shortage of pitching depth and the Falcons are showing that they are deep on the hill.
A day after junior right hander Wes Woodward halted Center on a two-hitter, Loomis and Glazner teamed to halt the Bruins on just two hits, a leadoff double by Jake Sypnicki and a third inning two-bagger by Michael Raigoza.
Loomis worked the first five frames and fanned eight batters while walking just one. Glazner then retired all six batters he faced and spiced the win by fanning the side in the seventh.
Colfax’s big inning proved to be the third. Tied 0-0, the frame started rather harmlessly with a strikeout. However, Colfax got something cooking when R.J. Hurley and Chas Reisinger then drew back-to-back walks off Bear River starter Travis Anderson whose off speed slants had kept the Falcons off balance early.
Glazner then followed with a RBI single that drove in the game’s first run before Campbell hit a ball to deep center field for a sacrifice fly that plated Reisinger for a 2-0 advantage.
Loomis (3x4) and Matt Paskey then followed with consecutive RBI hits for a 4-0 Falcons' lead.
In the fourth, Colfax added three more runs when Reisinger and Glazner (3x4) both singled. With the bases loaded, Loomis then hit a fly ball to the outfield that was lost in the sun for a three-run double.
The Falcons now head for the River City Tournament which starts Monday in West Sacramento.
“The kids are buying in to what we’re doing,” said Day whose Falcons are now 6-3 on the year. “We’re off to a good start but there’s a lot of baseball left in front of us.”
Colfax JVs 3 Bear River 1 - In the JV game, Colfax pitcher Ryan Roblez scattered five hits and Jake Buol and Jake Miller delivered the key hits as the Falcons trimmed the Bruins.