Colts takes two from Rams
by Andy Collier
Apr 02, 2013 | 1419 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bayou Academy’s Chantz Arbuckle makes contact with a pitch Thursday against Strider. The Colts dominated Strider by sweeping a District 2-A doubleheader, winning 16-0 and 17-0.
Bayou Academy’s Chantz Arbuckle makes contact with a pitch Thursday against Strider. The Colts dominated Strider by sweeping a District 2-A doubleheader, winning 16-0 and 17-0.
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The Bayou Academy Colts had an easy day on the baseball diamond here Thursday evening at Colt Field.

The Colts swept the Strider Academy Rams in a District 2-A doubleheader, winning the first game 16-0 and the nightcap 17-0. Bayou improved to 9-2 with a 5-0 mark in the district. Neither game made it past the third inning.

“We came out focused from the first pitch,” Bayou head coach Will Reed said. “Our pitchers hammered the strike zone and our hitters made good contact. Once we got on top, we stayed on them.”

In the first game, the Colts took advantage of mistake committed by the Rams. Strider’s pitchers walked eight batters and hit another while the defense committed three errors in the field. Bayou also stroked two solid hits in the inning. Trevor Runnels roped a three-run triple, and Parker Hudson stroked a RBI-triple. When the inning finally came to a close after sending 19 batters to the plate, the Colts held a 14-0 lead heading into the second inning.

In the bottom of the second, Bayou went back to work again as Chantz Arbuckle roped a lead-off single, while Runnels reached on an error by the second baseman. The next batter, Hudson, tagged a single that scored Arbuckle and Runnels to make the score 16-0 with no outs. After Runnels scored, the games was called as Bayou picked up the victory.

Tyler Kitchings gave up two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in the two-inning complete game. Hudson led Bayou at the plate with two hits and three RBIs, followed by Runnels with a hit and three runs and Michael Portner and Arbuckle with a hit and two runs each.

In the second game, the Colts picked up where they left off as they scored 10 runs in the first and a seven runs in the second. Kitchings towed the rubber again and picked up his second win of the day by giving up just one hit with three strikeouts and no walks. Arbuckle closed the game out by striking out three batters and walking one over a hitless inning of work.

Tanner Johnson led the Colts at the plate with two doubles and two RBIs, followed by Kitchings and Cole Hutchinson with two hits each.