The Colton Legion baseball team had their season come to an end at the Region 5B tournament on Monday, July 19th in Canova.
Colton played in the opening game of the tournament against Lake Norden/Badger. Lake Norden/Badger advanced with a 20-4 victory, sending Colton to the loser’s bracket.
Colton then met the host team, Canova, in an elimination game later in the day. Canova scored first in the top of the first inning, but Colton took the lead in the bottom of the first. Luke Lofswold had a two-out, two-run single to give Colton a 2-1 lead after the first inning. Canova, however, took the lead for good in the top of the second inning. They scored seven times for an 8-2 lead. Colton cut into the lead in the bottom of the second when Cole Skadsen had a three-run double to cut the lead to 8-5.
Canova got a single run in the top of the third inning and one more in the top of the fifth to push the lead to 10-5. Nick Haas had an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth for Colton to cut the score to 10-6, but Canova got one more run in the top of the sixth for the 11-6 victory. The loss ended Colton’s time in the Region 5B tournament and ended their season.
Skadsen had three hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Alex Andresen had three hits. Hass had two hits and an RBI. Braydon Humpel had two hits. Lofswold finished with a single and two RBIs. Preston Wieman also had a hit. Logan Cowill pitched five innings allowing 11 runs, six earned, on nine hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Lofswold pitched two innings allowing one hit and one walk with one strikeout.