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Errors play big part in loss for Colfax

by Samuel Ripp

COLFAX — The Colfax baseball team was in action on Thursday, May 12 to take on Pepin/Alma in a non-conference game and lost by a score of 7-2.

On the mound for Colfax was sophomore Nate Polden who went the full seven innings on the afternoon. Polden gave up eight runs, but only four earned runs on ten hits. He also struck out six and walked six Eagle batters.

The Eagles would start the scoring in the second inning by pushing three runs across for the early lead after reaching base from a couple errors from the Viking defense. Colfax would cut the lead to one after they found the bats in the bottom of the fourth by scoring with sophomore Brett Schindler and sophomore Mitch Kiekhafer coming around to score. The Eagles would start to extend their lead in the fifth inning by scoring one more and then put the game out of reach in the sixth with two more runs coming around to score. They added on one more insurance run in the seventh to make sure they had the victory.

The Vikings had six hits on the afternoon in the loss and collecting hits for Colfax were: Brady Simonson, Brett Schindler with two, Nate Polden, and Ben Christianson with two.

It was also Ben Christianson collecting the only two RBIs on the afternoon for the Vikings.

Head Coach Kirk Secraw was not impressed by his team’s performance on the afternoon with the fielding errors that lead to early runs.

“We had way too many errors, I know we’re young, just common sense plays they need to be smarter,” said Secraw on his team’s performance.

The game did not go the Vikings way and the season has not either with young players. Secraw has had his hands full trying to get his guys prepared.

“Just overall frustrating,” stated Secraw after watching his team commit three errors on the game.

Colfax will be back in action on Monday, May 16 as they take on conference rival Elk Mound in Elk Mound.