No-No keeps Falcons rolling
Win, lose or draw the rest of the way this baseball season, there’s no doubt that the Colfax Falcons are putting up plenty of highlights.
Last week the Falcons added to their growing list of accomplishments.
While the Colfax “horse-hiders” thus far this season have had their share of come-from-behind wins, multiple big hits and some sparkling base running and defense, last Friday they added another gem: a no-hitter.
With senior right-hander Devon Loomis on top of his game, the Falcons followed his five-inning no-no to hand visiting Center a 10-0 whitewashing.
The win was Colfax’s 10th straight in PVL action and ran its overall season record to 14-5. Going into Wednesday’s return home against Center, the Falcons (10-0) were left one-game ahead of Lincoln’s Zebras (9-1) in a PVL race that has turned into a two-horse chase.
“I think Devon’s no-hitter is the first here at Colfax since Evan Lawson threw two in 1998,” said Colfax coach Tim Day. “Devon pitched a very good game.”
Loomis fanned nine batters and walked one. The only other Center base runner was a hit batsman in the third inning.
While the win kept the Falcons in the PVL lead, Colfax figures to face a season-ending critical stretch of games when they host Bear River Friday at 4 p.m., travel to Bear River next Wednesday, May 1, then end with games against Lincoln on May 3 and May 8.
In last Friday’s win, Ryan Glazner and Dave Campbell both belted first-inning solo home runs to stake the Falcons to a 2-0 lead they wouldn’t relinquish the rest of the way.
Colfax kept adding on and with Campbell, Glazner, Matt Paskey, James Dean and Kyle Bryant all adding RBI raps, the Falcons picked up the mercy-rule win.
Earlier last week, the Falcons snapped a 5-5 tie with Placer by scoring five times in their last three at-bats for a 10-5 win and a 3-0 season sweep of the Hillmen.
Paskey went 3x5 with a pair of RBIs to ignite the win over Placer. Loomis added a 2x3 game with a pair of RBIs, while Campbell, Glazner and Bryant all contributed RBI hits.
James Dean pitched solidly in relief of Glazner to get the mound win.
Pioneer Valley League
(As of Tuesday, April 23)
Colfax 10 0
Lincoln 9 1
B. River 4 6
Placer 4 6
Center 2 8
Foothill 1 9
Friday’s Game: Colfax at Bear River, 4 p.m.