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All-Stars draw to a close for Colusa teams
Sutter Area 9, Colusa 8
Colusa put the tying run on third base and the winning run on second base with one out but Sutter Area survived the rally with a tag at home plate and a strikeout to end the game.
Colusa was eliminated from the Minor Division All-Star Tournament in Yuba City with its 9-8 loss on Friday to Sutter Area. Colusa finished the tournament with a record of 2-2.
"Overall I'm very happy, we had nobody with any all-star experience, most of these guys will be back next year. It was a good experience, we'll learn and we'll win more next year," Colusa coach Russell Gardner said.
Sutter Area led 6-0 after three innings by taking advantage of its aggressive baserunning, but Colusa began to chip away at the lead in the fourth. Leo Guzman started the rally with a single and the next four batters walked.
Colusa entered the fifth inning down 7-2, but Cole Stassi led of the inning with a walk and Cody Free singled. Stassi scored on an error and Free came home on a wild pitch to pull Colusa within three.
Sutter Area scored twice in the bottom of the fifth for a 9-4 lead entering the final inning.
Mason Hoblit led off the sixth with a single but was thrown out at second on a close play before the next three batters walked. Free lined a two-run double to center field and Guzman hit an RBI single. Free pulled Colusa within one when he scored on a wild pitch, but Guzman was gunned out at home on a passed ball and Sutter Area's Drake Richardson notched a strikeout to end the game.
Marysville 12, Colusa 2
Marysville pulled away late in the game and ended Colusa's Major Division All-Star Tournament run on Monday in Sutter.
Colusa trailed 3-2 going into the fifth inning before Marysville scored twice in the fifth and seven times in the sixth. Lucas Davison provided most of Colusa's offense with a two-run home run, his third homer of the tournament.
Colusa, which went 4-2 in the tournament, had a bunch of chances but couldn't get timely hits, coach Marty Remmers said.
Davison started the game and pitched two strong innings, and Ethan Remmers pitched three innings.
Colusa 14, Sutter Area 4
Colusa moved to 4-1 in the tournament with a 14-4 victory over Sutter Area on Sunday in Sutter. Colusa collected 20 hits, led by Zach Dillard's three-hit performance that included a home run and three RBI.
Trevor Mendenhall went 4 for 4 with a double and a run scored; Timmy English hit 2 for 5 on the day with three runs scored; Will Kalisuch went 2 for 2 with three RBI; and Bobby Bill went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Blake Steidlmayer pitched a solid 22⁄3 innings for the win, while English, Remmers and Davison contributed to the pitching effort.
Colusa 8, Olivehurst-Linda 7
Lucas Davison got Colusa on the board with a grand slam in the bottom of the third inning and Ethan Remmers provided the deciding blast in dramatic walk-off fashion in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Olivehurst-Linda 8-7.
After falling behind 3-0 in the first, Colusa rallied back for four runs in the bottom of the third. Mendenhall started the rally with a leadoff single, Steidlmayer reached on an error and English load the bases with a single before Davison launched the next pitch deep over the left field fence.
Olivehurst-Linda responded with a single run in the top of the fourth, and Colusa took a 6-4 lead in the bottom of the fifth on a two run single by Bill. Olivehurst-Linda took the lead on a three-run home run.
Steidlmayer hit a one-out single before Remmers took a 2-1 fastball and hit it deep to right-center field. The home run was Remmers' fourth of the tournament.