Colfax out-hits Lincoln to take over first place
Colfax defeated Lincoln in high school baseball Wednesday to untie the knot at the top of the Pioneer Valley League standings.
After falling behind 3-0 in the first inning and with two out in the third inning, the Falcons hit back-to-back doubles down the left field line to score two. The third came on two Lincoln errors to tie the game.
Starting Zebras’ pitcher Jake Sola then helped his own cause in the bottom half of the third by leading off with a double to right-center field. Miles Coffee brought him home with a base hit and Julio Martinez singled to bring in Chris Rodriguez. Rodriguez was aboard via base-on-balls.
Trailing 5-3, Colfax rallied for five runs in the top of the fourth aided by an error and two more doubles. That gave the Falcons an 8-5 lead they would never give up.
Sola gave Lincoln its final score on a sacrifice by Martinez in the fifth.
Sola was relieved in the fifth inning by left-hander Ethan Liddle who closed out the game.
The loss was the Zebras’ fourth in the last five games and dropped Lincoln (4-1, 11-4) a game behind Colfax (4-0, 9-4). Lincoln is scheduled to host Bear River (2-3, 7-8) Friday at 4 p.m.
COLFAX 12, LINCOLN 6
Falcons 0 0 3 5 1 0 3 – 12
Zebras 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 – 6
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