Baseball hosts Foothill as league play resumes
Colfax High’s baseball team had its shot to win the River City Tournament last week go astray when the Falcons couldn’t hold a late lead and dropped a 6-4 contest to Whitney in a March 28 championship game.
The Falcons held a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth but the Wildcats, who are 12-0 on the season, scored four times in their half of the sixth to get on their way to the win.
Colfax, 8-5 on the season, had gained the finals by drilling Florin, 15-0, in the final game of its pool play. Colfax banged out 13 base hits and paraded 12 men to the plate in an eight-run, third-inning uprising that put the contest into the 10-run mercy rule count.
Ryan Glazner led the win going 3x3 at the plate with two RBIs, while Matt Paskey stroked a double and drove in three runs and Kyle Bryant added a 2x3 day with a double and four RBIs.
Colfax resumed Pioneer Valley League play yesterday with an important early season test at Lincoln as both the Falcons and Zebras took 4-0 league records into the first of three meetings this season between the two teams.
The Falcons will be at home Friday when they host Foothill. Colfax then travels to Foothill on Wednesday, April 10, before hosting Placer on Friday, April 12.
Soccer nips Zebras, 1-0
Opening Pioneer Valley League play, Colfax High’s girls soccer team used a goal three minutes into the match from Emilee Klug and then threw up a staunch defense the rest of the way to blank Lincoln, 1-0, Monday night in Lincoln.
Playing under the lights, Colfax improved to 5-3-3 overall and 1-0 in PVL action with the win. Colfax goalie Lindsey Platt, a sophomore, played well and racked up three fine saves in the second half.
“It was a tough match,” said Colfax coach Lefty Wilks. “Coming back off the break and drawing a team like Lincoln on the road isn’t easy.”
Wilks noted that Colfax misfired on some additional scoring chances but thanks to strong defensive matches from Amanda Moore, Makenzy Thilmony, Sophie Satterlee and Brittany Thomas were able to keep the Zebras in check. On offense, Wilks was also pleased with the play of Katie Garcia.
Colfax will host Placer at 4 p.m. Monday in another PVL match.
Lynch fires 38 for Falcons
Jay Lynch’s 38 earned medalist honors in Tuesday’s Colfax-Bear River Pioneer Valley League golf match at Lake of the Pines but it wasn’t enough to get the Falcons past the Bruins, who took a 223-230 win.
Following Lynch in for the Falcons were Trevor Brewer (45), Blake Rawlings (50), Bailey Bean (52) and Dalton Howell (59). Colfax hosts Lincoln today at The Ridge starting at 3 p.m.