Thursday, April 09, 2015 11:00 AM

AREA PREP ROUNDUP: COLTS HOPE BIG WIN IS JUST THE START

Timing is everything — particularly on the baseball diamond.

That’s been very true for Coahulla Creek High School for much of the season as the Colts have struggled to find clutch hits with runners in scoring position.

That wasn’t the case Thursday night, however, as the Colts beat Murray County 14-4 in a five-inning mercy-rule win at home.

Defensive lapses by the Indians (0-15, 0-9 Region 6-3A) led to six unearned runs for Coahulla Creek (6-10, 4-5) in the first inning, and the Colts were eventually able to find the gaps.

“We’ve been struggling offensively, so it was good to string together some hits,” Coahulla Creek coach Michael Bolen said. “We hope that this will build some confidence for the final part of the season.”

Will Douglas was the only Colt with multiple hits, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Ethan Whaley doubled and drove in three runs, while Hayden Lock and Jackson Sheppard each added an RBI double.

Trent Collins got the win, going 4 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs and striking out six. Maverick Curtis pitched the final 2/3 innings and didn’t allow a hit.

Murray County coach Joel Brown thought his pitchers did a good ...

News source: http://www.daltondailycitizen.com/sports/area-prep-roundup-colts-hope-big-win-is-just-the/article_55395edc-df2f-11e4-aec2-8f50f42151f3.html

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