Greeley has been very good to Faith Christian. The site of the 3A state baseball tournament has seen the Eagles win a nail-biter against Kent Denver 7-5, and hand Lamar its second loss of the season …
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Greeley has been very good to Faith Christian.
The site of the 3A state baseball tournament has seen the Eagles win a nail-biter against Kent Denver 7-5, and hand Lamar its second loss of the season by a score of 2-0. The only bump in the road came Saturday, as the team lost in an extra inning battle against University, 7-6.
Even with that loss, if the Faith squad can beat Eaton on June 1 on Butch Butler Field, they’ll face either University or Lamar in a doubleheader June 2 to decide it all.
Game one against Kent Denver on May 25 was a nail biter. The Eagles were up 7-1 going in to the bottom of the 6th inning, when two Kent runs in the 6th and two more on the 7th suddenly made things much more interesting.
Nathan Mauldin, with Faith Christian Athletics said the post-season success has been a bit of a surprise, since the team is so young, with just three seniors and one junior on the roster.
“At times coach Paulson has had to start three or four freshmen,” Mauldin said.
That early season experience has apparently paid dividends though, according to Mauldin, with solid defensive plays on the field, and at least one freshman RBI every game of the state tourney so far.
The win against Lamar was a big one, breaking what had been a 14-game winning streak. Junior Michael Thorne pitched a complete game in the shutout, giving up only two hits and one walk, while racking up 12 strikeouts.
The Eagles, who entered the tournament as the 3A Metro League champs, fell behind 6-0 by the 4th quarter against University on Saturday. The team rallied though, scoring twice in the 5th inning, and bringing in four runs in the 7th inning to force the game into extra innings. Unfortunately, the only run in the 8th inning belonged to the other team.
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