ZEARING — The only bit of drama in Colfax-Mingo’s 17-2, five-inning victory over Colo-NESCO happened in the first inning on July 5.
The Royals scored first, but once the Tigerhawks got going, they were tough to slow down.
Colfax-Mingo grabbed a lead for good in the third inning and then ended the game early with a 12-run fifth inning. The Royals scored single runs in the first and second to tie the game at 2-all after two innings.
The Tigerhawks collected 14 hits and walked six times at the plate.
Freshman Trinity Schroeder, sophomore Zarek Hill, juniors Jarod Nichols and Misha Seebeck and senior Adam Teed all had two hits apiece to lead the way offensively.
Hill added two runs, three RBIs, two steals and one walk.
Nichols scored twice and drove in three runs, Teed had two RBIs and scored two runs and Schroeder had two RBIs, one run and one steal.
Seebeck and freshman Trystin Ross both had two runs and two RBIs.
Ross also had one hit and walked once.
Senior Jimmy Camp had one hit, two runs, an RBI and two walks, junior Jonathan Jacobs added one hit, two runs and one walk and freshman Brady Berkey scored two runs.
Ross improved to 7-1 on the season. He earned the win after tossing two innings of relief, allowing one earned run on one hit with two strikeouts in two innings.
Sophomore Zarek Hill started on the mound and threw a 24-pitch first inning. Junior Alex Lewis and Jacobs both threw an inning of relief and combined to allow one hit and two walks.
Colo-NESCO dropped to 7-19-1 on the season.
The Tigerhawks (16-5) hosted a Class 1A District 11 postseason doubleheader on July 11. Lynnville-Sully played Melcher-Dallas in the early game, and Colfax-Mingo took on Montezuma in the late game.
The two winners advance to the District 11 semifinals on July 13.
The Colfax-Mingo/Montezuma winner will play either Twin Cedars or North Mahaska at 7 p.m.