The Colt 45s scored 11 times in the seventh inning, posting an impressive 20-4 win over the visiting Redding Ringtails Sunday night. Starting pitcher Kyle Schroedle (2-1) threw five solid innings and the Colt 45s (10-10) posted big nights up and down the lineup, snapping a three-game slide at Tiger Field in Redding.
The top five spots in the lineup combined for eleven hits and thirteen runs scored. Designated hitter Chris Brue hit a pair of home runs and a double, shortstop Julian Kodama scored four times, third baseman Brendan Roop went 3-5 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored and first baseman Tanner Tweedt went 2-3 with three runs scored and an RBI. Eight of nine players in the lineup had at least one hit. Connor McCoy also had a two-hit game, going 2-5 with three runs and and an RBI.
Schroedle pitched five solid innings, scattering seven hits and one walk, allowing two earned runs with five strikeouts. Zac Billingsley finished the job, throwing the final four innings. The Colt 45s also played error-free defense behind them, turning two double plays and limiting the Ringtails lineup with runners in scoring position.
J. Taylor was a bright spot for the Ringtails, going 3-4 with three RBI, smashing two homers and a double.
The Colt 45s are home Tuesday and Wednesday this week at Tiger Field, hosting the San Leandro Pilots, with first pitch both nights at 7:15 p.m. Fans who can’t be at the game can listen to the Brent Weber’s radio play-by-play with the pre-game at 7:00 p.m. on KCNR Radio, with a link to twelve broadcast available on the home page of reddingcolt45s.com.