Timely hitting in the first two innings gave Colt 45s starter Zac Billingsley the support he needed in a 15-3 win over the visiting Tehama Bulls. Chris Brue’s sac fly and Brendan Roop’s two-out two-strike RBI single put the Colt 45s in front in the first, and they added four runs in the second, the key hit a two-run double by Payton Edwards.
Billingsley (2-1) pitched 5.2 innings, scattering seven hits and three runs, with three walks and four strikeouts. Nick Horsley, primarily a catcher with Redding, stepped in and gave the bullpen a break by throwing 3.1 scoreless innings of relief to earn his first save.
Third baseman Julian Kodama was 2-4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs, extending his hitting streak to all 21 games he has played for the Colt 45s this summer.
Andy Beyene was 3-4 with 3 runs scored and Edwards 1-1 with 3 runs and 3 RBI. Roop was 1-3 with 3 RBI and a run scored.
The Colt 45s were originally scheduled to play the Sierra Wolves, who had to cancel their trip to Redding due to unforeseen circumstances. The Colt 45s were able to schedule the Bulls from Red Bluff in their place. The same two teams will meet again on Thursday night at Tiger Field. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m. and gates open at 6:30 p.m. All games are broadcast on KCNR radio and live streamed via the link on the www.reddingcolt45s.com home page as well.