Published: June 19, 2012
The Arvada Colts continued their march through summer in Dodge City, Kansas after winning two games against the Slammers on June 10 at home. The team departed for their road trip on Tuesday for two games outside the Rocky Mountain Baseball League. The current leaders of the RMBL were looking for a challenge and would find exactly that in the Kansas heat. The team lost the first game scheduled 10 to 6. Unfortunately the Colts were unable to even the score in game two as persistent rain caused the game to be cancelled, sending the Colts home with their sights set on Friday’s home games. Before heading back to the ballpark, the team took some time off to work with the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday to bring the excitement of baseball to children who may not have been exposed to it before. The Colts pride themselves on their commitment to community service and will continue to assist those in need all season long.
The Colts returned to Long Lake Ranch on Friday looking to rebound from the disappointment across the state line and they did just that. The “Showdown At Sunset” saw the team storm to two huge wins against the Denver Cougars in front of a large home crowd. Both games were thrillers that came down to the wire, but in the end the Colts managed to pull through and defend their reputation as the best in the league. The final score of game one was 3 to 2 while the final score of game two was 4 to 3, leaving the team with a 14-3 record for the season.
The Colts enjoyed an off day on Saturday to relax and refocus both mentally and physically before springing back into action on Father’s Day. The team continued their community service efforts on Sunday morning by helping out with the APEX’s Father’s Day 5K run before heading to Long Lake Ranch for a home game at night. The Colts rewarded everyone who decided to spend Father’s Day with the team by coming back from being behind in the eight inning to seal the victory with a final score of 2 to 1. The team’s record now stands at 15-3 for the season.
The team will once again hit the road for three more road games this week beginning on Tuesday with a game in Laramie, Wyoming. The team will then be in Cheyenne, Wyoming on Wednesday for another out of state game before returning to Colorado for a road game in Fort Collins on Thursday. The team won’t have much time to rest as the Colts will be in action back home on Friday night for “The Arvada Food Bank Night At The Park Sponsored By High Point Financial Group”. The night will feature two games against the Pirates beginning at 5:45 p.m. and ending under the lights. The Arvada Food Bank will be collecting donations all night and fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the game. There will also be exciting giveaways and promotions all night long and the Colts will also be having a Facebook giveaway this Friday as well. The team will select one or more fans to receive a great prize at the game and all that’s necessary to win is to become a fan on Facebook. The team will then conclude the week on Sunday with two games against the Sox at home.
That’s it for this edition of the weekly wrap-up from your Arvada Colts. Be sure to follow the team on Facebook for all the latest updates and giveaways all season long.