i-vaThe Colton Legion baseball team had their season come to an end in region tournament play against Canvoa on Thursday, July 21st. Canova defeated Colton 13-6 in Humboldt.
Canova got off to a quick start scoring three times in the top of the first inning. Colton got one run back in the bottom of the first. Cole Focken had an RBI single. Canova, however, scored three more times in the top of the second. Joshua Lieseth reached on an error that scored Kaden Egger in the bottom of the second. Riley Carlson had an RBI single, and Colton trailed 6-3 after two innings of play.
Canova added another run in the top of third, and then Colton cut into the lead in the bottom of the inning. Lawson Louiseau had a two-run single to bring Colton within two runs. They cut the lead to 7-6 in the bottom of the fourth after Nathan Madison had a two-out RBI single. Canova was clinging to a one-run lead heading into the fifth inning. They then scored two runs in the fifth, two in the sixth, and two in the seventh while holding Colton scoreless in the final three innings.
Focken and Madison both had three hits and an RBI each. Louiseau had two hits and two RBIs. Noah Haynes had two hits. Carlson finished with a single and an RBI. Connor Christensen and Egger each had a single. Carlson pitched five innings and allowed nine runs, seven earned, on 10 hits and four walks and three strikeouts. Focken pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed four runs, one earned, on a hit and a walk with two strikeouts. Hanyes pitched 2/3 of an inning.