Cottonwood Colts Varsity and Taylorsville each put runners in scoring position on Friday, but Cottonwood Colts Varsity capitalized on more RBI opportunities, pulling out a 7-3 win at Taylorsville.
Taylorsville got 12 hits compared with just 10 for Cottonwood Colts Varsity, but Taylorsville stranded 11 on base.
Chris Rowan paced Cottonwood Colts Varsity at the plate. Rowan went 1-2, drove in one and scored one run. He doubled in the seventh inning.
Kyler Olsen got the win for Cottonwood Colts Varsity. He allowed three runs over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out one, walked none and surrendered nine hits.
Bringhurst was charged with the loss. He allowed six runs in six innings, walked one and struck out two.
The lead stayed with Cottonwood Colts Varsity after the first, when it scored one run on a fielder’s choice.
Cottonwood Colts Varsity piled on four more runs in the top of the second. The inning looked promising, as Mason Baker singled, scoring Cam Daley to kick things off.
One run in the bottom of the second helped Taylorsville close its deficit to 5-1. An RBI triple by Logan Gibbons set off Taylorsville rally. Pulcifer flew out to end the Taylorsville (UT) threat.
After pushing across one run in the bottom of the fourth, Taylorsville faced just a 5-2 deficit. An RBI single by Pulcifer gave Taylorsville life. Finally, Olsen got Bringhurst to to end the threat.
One run in the bottom of the fifth helped Taylorsville close its deficit to 5-3. An RBI double by Braden Debenedictis fueled Taylorsville ‘s comeback. The Taylorsville (UT) threat came to an end when Gavin Mannikko finally got Austin Buttenob to.
Cottonwood Colts Varsity scored one run in the sixth inning, and then followed it up with one more in the seventh. In the sixth, Cottonwood Colts Varsity scored on an error, plating Ben Atkinson.