Royals fall to Madrid, I-35

WOODWARD – The Colo-Nesco baseball team came up short in a pair of games at the Woodward-Granger Invitational Saturday.

The Royals lost to Madrid and I-35 to fall to 1-3 on the season.

The game against Madrid was an offensive affair as the Tigers handed Colo-Nesco a 10-7 setback. The Royals outhit Madrid 7-5, but errors and walks proved costly.

Colo-Nesco led 4-3 after three innings and the score was tied at 5-5 though the top of the fifth. But in the bottom of the fifth, Madrid plated five runs and the Royals couldn’t make up the difference.

J.T. Adams and Brandyn Niemeyer had big games on offense for Colo-Nesco. Adams was 3-for-3 with two steals and three runs and Niemeyer finished 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs and three RBI.

Tyler Guy, Brady Stoeffler and Christian Montgomery each collected one hit apiece for Colo-Nesco. Taylor Hill and Grant Tiarks both walked and scored and Adam Lytle also drew a free pass for the Royals.

Niemeyer was the losing pitcher as he threw all six innings and gave up six earned runs on five hits with 11 strikeouts and seven walks.

Mason Gibson was the winning pitcher for Madrid after allowing six runs – two earned – on six hits with six strikeouts and three walks in six innings. Nick Novotny, Clay Kirkpatrick, Gibson and Nigel Niemier each scored two runs and Luke Hudnutt drove in two for the Tigers.

The loss to I-35 was a lower scoring affair as Colo-Nesco dropped a 3-1 decision. The Royals scored their lone run in the top of the first inning and then never got anything going the rest of the way, finishing with just two hits.

Taylor Hill walked and scored Colo-Nesco’s run. Niemeyer hit a double and Lytle singled to account for the two Royal hits.

Lytle also walked and stole a base. Adams picked up one free pass on offense and he was the losing pitcher despite a solid complete-game effort, allowing three earned runs on five hits with six strikeouts and five walks.

I-35 scored its first run in the third inning and then plated two runs in the sixth. Tyler Lester was the winning pitcher for the Roadrunners as he was dominant with 14 strikeouts and just two walks in seven innings.

Tommy Berger doubled in a run, John Young and Zach Brommel both went 1-for-3 with an RBI and Mitchell Morris walked twice, stole a base and scored for I-35 on offense.

Madrid 10, Colo-Nesco 7

C-N 301 010 2 – 7 7 NA

M 300 250 X – 10 5 NA

C-N: Brandyn Niemeyer and Taylor Hill

M: Mason Gibson, Drake Adair (7) and Brad McCormick

WP: Gibson

LP: Niemeyer

I-35 3, Colo-Nesco 1

I-35 001 002 0 – 3 5 NA

C-N 100 000 0 – 1 2 NA

C-N: J.T. Adams and Taylor Hill

LP: Adams

2B: Brandyn Niemeyer