Falcons rally past Foothill

Easter breaks ends with 4-3 win over Mustangs
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The Colfax Falcons’ baseball team is finding out that nothing in the Pioneer Valley League comes easy this season. Hosting PVL cellar-dwelling Foothill on Tuesday in their first game back from the Easter break, the Falcons needed a run-scoring sacrifice fly from Sam Guzman that scored Michael Moore in the bottom of the sixth inning to provide the margin of victory in a 4-3 win over the Mustangs. Moore had singled to open the sixth; after a strikeout he was pushed to second on another base hit by Adam Tricomo. James Dean then drew a walk to load the bases before Guzman came through with his deep sacrifice fly ball. Colfax, which trailed Foothill 3-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth, tied the game at 3-3 when Ryan Glazner drew a two-out walk, stole second and then scored when a hard-hit ground ball by Dave Campbell was misplayed for an error by Foothill’s shortstop. After Colfax took the lead, Foothill threatened in the seventh. With two outs the Mustangs drew a bases on balls walk and then stole second base. However, with two outs and the runner headed to third, Colfax starter Austin Young fanned the next batter to end the game. Tied 1-1 in the fourth, Colfax took a 2-1 lead when Campbell singled, was sacrificed to second by Roger Lillie, and then was plated on a base hit by Moore. Young went the distance for the Falcons and gained the pitching win. He allowed five hits, fanned eight and walked just one. Colfax, now 3-1 in PVL action and 10-5 overall, will play at Foothill today at 4 p.m. The Falcons host Placer at 4 p.m. next Tuesday. PVL Baseball W L Lincoln 4 1 Colfax 3 1 Center 3 2 B. River 2 2 Placer 2 4 Foothill 1 5 Tuesday’s Results Colfax 4, Foothill 3 Center 5, Placer 2 B. River 2, Lincoln 1