After being delay by an hour due to the weather and field conditions Friday in Colby, Scott City finally faced undefeated Colby in a GWAC doubleheader, likely determining who would be the league champions. It would be a tough day for the Beavers as they fell twice, losing game one in eight innings 8-7, and game two 8-2.
Game one saw Scott City build a 2-1 lead after the first inning, but three-run innings in the second and third gave the Eagles a 7-3 lead. A two-run home run by Drew Kite would pull Scott City within two at 7-5 in the fifth inning, and two additional runs in the seventh forced extra innings. Colby would end up scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth to take the first game. Brett O’Neil had three hits for the Beavers, including a triple, and Drew Kite drove in three runs. Tyler Hess pitched six innings, giving up seven runs, three earned, on seven hits, and struck out four. Brett O’Neil relieved Hess in the seventh inning, and took the loss, as pitched an inning-plus giving up a run on a hit.
In game two, it would be scoreless through the first two innings. The third inning is when it opened up, as Colby scored four runs en route to the 8-2 win. Scott City’s offense would be shut down, only collecting one hit in seven innings. Jeremy Clinton collected a double, as the Beavers scored a run in the fifth and seventh innings. Matt Zilla went the distance for Scott City on the hill, giving up eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits, walking five and striking out five batters.
Scott City drops to 8-7 on the season, while Colby remains undefeated at 12-0. The Beavers will wrap up their regular season this week, hosting Ulysses Tuesday and Hugoton Friday.