The Thurston Colts improved their record at the Coach Bob Invitational in Phoenix, Arizona to 3-0 last night, with a narrow 2-1 victory over Fairview (Boulder, Colorado).
Scratching across just three hits themselves, the Colts used their own dominant pitching staff to quell the Knights’ attack.
The game started off with a dry first-four innings, with both starters shutting the opposing hitters down to keep the score at zeros heading into the fifth. Fairview would tack on the first run of the game, however, in the top of the fifth when Jeremy Katz recorded the Knights’ only RBI of the game.
Thurston immediately jumped back into the game in the bottom of the fifth, paving the way for Brandon Conrad to score the winning run in the sixth.
With the game knotted up with two innings left to play, Conrad got things going for the Colts by giving Thurston a runner on first. After stealing second and advancing to third on an error by Fairview, Conrad would score what would become the eventual winning run on a passed ball, giving the Colts a critical 2-1 advantage with just one inning left to play.
Thurston’s pitching staff then shut the Knights down in the seventh, escaping with their third victory of the invitational in as many games.