Published: June 27, 2012
As the Arvada Colts ventured deeper into summer, the competition they faced became more of a challenge than ever before. The team experienced a week of tumultuous ups and downs, but still remained in first place in the Rocky Mountain Baseball League when the dust finally settled.
After a huge win on Father’s Day, the win departed for a road trip that would take them north into Wyoming for several non-RMBL games. The team hit the diamond in Laramie, Wyoming on Tuesday and left with a satisfying victory. The final score was 5 to 2. On Wednesday the team traveled to Cheyenne, Wyoming and suffered a difficult loss as they fell to their opponent 7 to 5. The road trip came to an end back in Colorado on Thursday as the team lost 5 to 4 against the Fort Collins Foxes.
The Arvada Colts returned home to Long Lake Ranch on Friday night for one of the biggest events of the summer. A large crowd stormed into the ballpark for “The Arvada Food Bank Donation Night sponsored by High Point Financial Group” in hopes that the Colts could win both games of the doubleheader. The Arvada Food Bank was on hand collecting donations all night and High Point Financial Group kept the excitement flowing with giveaways and promotions. The passionate crowd attending was rewarded for their enthusiasm as the Colts swept the two games with a dominant performance. The score of game one was 7 to 2 while game two ended early as the RMBL mercy rule stopped the relentless beating the Colts were handing out in the fifth inning. The final score of game two was 11 to 1.
The Arvada Colts experienced a difficult night on Sunday as the team lost both games. The fans attending experienced frightening weather too as high winds during the first game caused a brief delay and resulted in the radio tent collapsing in spectacular fashion. Nobody was harmed and the team looks to move on from the tough night. The Colts are still standing in first place in the league with an overall season record of 18-7.
The Arvada Colts will begin this coming week by heading down to Coors Field in Denver on Monday night to experience the thrills of Colorado Rockies baseball. The entire organization will be present for a night of fun and networking to promote the organization.
The team will play one road game on Wednesday against Double Days before returning home on Friday for two games at Long Lake Ranch. Friday will be known as “Thunder At Sunset Night” and will feature exciting giveaways and promotions at the ballpark. There will also be a Facebook giveaway and all that’s necessary to win is to just like the Arvada Colts Facebook page! Game time is set for 5:45 p.m. and be sure to arrive early to catch all the excitement.
The team will close the week on Sunday with “The Arvada Colts Kids Night” where kids will have the opportunity to compete in various competitions for Colts gear and prizes. Game time is set for 5:45 p.m. for a showdown against the Hounds!
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.