The Chartiers Valley Colts baseball team has had a busy week going on a three game stretch in a matter of five days. The Colts suffered a tough, hard fought, 7-5 loss on Tuesday against the Moon Tigers. With pitcher Ryan Reicoff on the bump, the Colts were confident they would secure the win. The Colts went up 2-0 early in the game before key situational hitting by the Tigers. In the 4th inning, the Tigers took a 3-2 lead after the Colts gave up a 2-run homerun. By the end of the 5th inning, the Colts were trailing 7-3 before tacking on 2 runs in the 6th and 7th inning, falling short of the Tigers on the road. This settled the Colts record at 4-2 making them hungry for a home win the next day against the Seneca Valley Warriors.
The Colts came back strong the next day against the Warriors with a 1-0 thriller, which was won in extra innings. Ross Wilkerson was on the hill and threw a complete game shutout in 8 innings, keeping his pitch count at a low 79 pitches. The game was moving quickly through the first 5 innings as there was not much productivity on the offensive end from both teams. There were moments throughout the game where each team had runners in scoring position and the opportunity to take the lead, but key pitching and fielding prevented that from occurring. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Eddie Flohr reached first with a 1 out walk bringing up the top of the order. The Colts leadoff batter popped out to the first basemen bringing up Brady Gulakowski with 2 outs. Brady stroked a line drive double into the right center gap, scoring Flohr from first, giving the Colts a win in walk off fashion.
The Colts move to 5-2 and open up section play tomorrow on 4/8 against Trinity at Consol Stadium for a 7:00 start.