Winner/Colome club baseball team opened the season with a 25-0 victory over Hot Springs on Saturday. The Royals won the game in five innings.
Carter Brickman, Ty Bolton, Jackson Kinzer, Riley Calhoon and Layton Thieman combined to throw a no hitter. Winner/Colome allowed no runs, no hits, 6 walks and 14 strikeouts.
“We were very pleased with the start of the season,” said coach Drew Weber. “I thought the pitchers threw really well and we showed good patience at the plate.”
At the plate, Thieman had a single, 3 walks, an RBI and 4 runs. Calhoon had a double, 2 walks, an RBI and two runs scored, Nick Lantz had 2 singles, Jeremiah Yeaman had a 2 RBI double, Carter Brickman, Oscar Pravecek, Dalton Baker and Ty Bolton all had 2 RBI singles.
“Hot Springs is a young team that struggled to throw strikes but we capitalized when they did. We haven’t had the normal amount of time to do live hitting and pitching outside in the past but I feel like we’re in a good spot for the early part of the season,” said Weber.
The junior varsity won 10-0 in five innings. Kameron Meiners, Joren Bruun, Chase Dufek, Jesse Colton and Aaron Gilchrist combined to throw a no hitter.
The next action for the Royals will be at home at Leahy Bowl on Thursday, March 29, when they host Todd County. The junior varsity game will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by varsity contest.
On April 2, Winner/Colome will host Gregory County with a 5:30 p.m. junior varsity game followed by the varsity contest.