The Comstock and Coldwater High School baseball teams split a doubleheader Tuesday at Comstock, with the visiting Cardinals taking game one 10-3 and the hosting Colts grabbing game two 8-3 after six innings.
In game one, Coldwater jumped ahead immediately with five runs off three hits, two walks, and an error in the first inning. The Cardinals added two more in the second, one in the third, and another two in the fourth. Comstock’s runs came in the first and seventh innings. Coldwater starting pitcher Austin Spray allowed one run and five hits over three innings, followed by two innings of relief by both Cam Barnes and Alex Everett. Offensively, Spray had two hits and three RBI. Lucas Santure added two runs, two hits and an RBI with another two runs, a hit and two RBI by Barnes.
Comstock starting pitcher Kyle Moore only pitched one inning, allowing five runs. Eric Miller relieved him, allowing five runs over four innings, followed by two shutout innings from Jared Plane. TJ Reilly went 3-3 with a double.
In the second game, both teams scored once in the first inning, In the bottom of the second, the Colts exploded with seven runs thanks to three hits, four walks, and a few errors. Coldwater got two more runs in the fourth inning, but no more, as the game ended after six innings due to impending darkness. Comstock pitcher Shane Easter went all six innings, striking out 13 batters while allowing two hits and three runs. All eight Colt runs came from a different player.
Coldwater starter Hunter St. Clair pitched an inning and two-thirds, allowing all eight runs, three hits, and six walks. Mitchell Duda and Santure pitched the remainder of the game with one hit and no runs allowed.
The Comstock win puts coach Rich Bailey at 499 career wins and moves the team to 3-1 on the young season. They return to action at home against Hopkins Friday. Coldwater sits at 4-3 and hosts Marshall Thursday.
Listen back to Tuesday’s games below: