The Colton Legion baseball team lost two of their last three games over the last week. Colton is currently 7-8 on the season.
On Thursday, July 1st, Colton hosted Madison. Madison won that game 17-4. Madison scored a run in the top of the first inning, but then six in the fourth, four in the fourth, and six more in the fifth inning. Nick Haas drove home two runs with a double in the bottom of the third for Colton. Colton scored two more in the bottom of the sixth on singles by Alex Andresen and Brayden Humpel.
Colton then hosted Canova the very next night on Friday, July 2nd. Colton got a close 2-1 victory to even their record at 7-7. Colton broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth when Luke Lofswald scored after a base hit to start the inning. Canova tied the game in the top of the sixth, but Colton got the game-winning run in the bottom of the inning. Owen Besmer got a one-out single, his second of the game. Cole Skadsen followed with a base hit as well. Besmer later scored in the inning to give Colton the lead. Canova loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the seventh, but Logan Cowill got a strikeout to end the game and get the win. Cowill pitched a complete game allowing just two hits while striking out six.
Colton also hosted Tea on Monday, July 5th, but Tea was victorious, 5-3. Tea scored two runs in the top of the first inning and then added three more in the top of the third. Andresen scored the first run for Colton in the bottom of the second. They would get two more in the bottom of the sixth as Skadsen and Humpel both scored. Lofswald had two hits in the game. Humpel, Andresen, Skadsen, Cowill, Haas, and Riley Carlson all had a hit in the game as well.