The Colcord Hornets needed some of their Hornets’ track team mojo in their district games against the Ketchum Warriors, a double header played in Ketchum on April 25, knocking them out of the playoffs.
In their first matchup, Ketchum jumped to an early lead by scoring 11 runs in the first inning.
The Hornets weren’t able to bring in any runs in either the third or fourth innings, though the Warriors were able to add a run in each.
Colcord opened the top of the fifth, but without scoring a run, the game was called on the run rule, giving the win to Ketchum.
Game two of the series began with the Warriors opening up the first inning to score six runs.
The Hornets were able to get hits; Dylan Davis #2 hit a great fly ball that was caught, then Tyler Duncan #20 lost the race to first base and Derek Mayberry’s high pop fly was caught to end the first inning.
In the second inning, Ketchum added four more runs to their score.
The Hornets came up to bat ready to battle as Dustin Forman #10 immediately hit a double, then stole third base.
Colten Dale #9 and Aiden Parker #5 were both thrown out at first, while Forman scrambled to score at home and was tagged before he touched the safety of home plate.
As the third inning began, the Hornets’ defense kept the Warriors to three and out.
Colcord came back to the plate with Stormy Odle #17 striking out, Abran Still #23 got a single and walked to second base as Ethan Nguyen #4 was walked to first base.
Davis’s fly was caught and Still was tagged out before he could return to the second base bag to end the third inning Colcord 0, Ketchum 10.
The Warriors began their fourth inning with a bunt to get their first batter on first, then he stole second base.
The next batter was thrown out at first and the next one popped out.
Ketchum’s next runner got one RBI as he got to first base, but was too confident as he tried to steal second and was caught as he slid into a Hornet glove, causing the third out.
Colcord’s Tyler Duncan was thrown out at first, then Mayberry struck out.
Forman took a hit from a pitch and was walked, then he stole second base.
Dale’s single allowed Forman to score, but Dale was eventually thrown out at third base, ending the fourth inning Colcord 1, Ketchum 11.
Colcord was able to keep the Warriors from scoring in the fifth inning with Mayberry striking out three batters, but Ketchum reciprocated by striking out the first three Hornets.
As the inning ended with Colcord 1 and Ketchum 11, the game was called due to run rules, giving the district championship to the Warriors.