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MAUSTON – Three pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Abbotsford/Colby baseball team opened its 2022 campaign with a 3-1 nonconference win over Thorp on Tuesday at the Woodside Sports Complex.

JV Castillo tossed three hitless innings, Mateo Lopez allowed one run in two innings, and Brandon Diedrich followed with two perfect frames to lead the way for the Falcons.

Thorp led 1-0 after four innings before Abbotsford/Colby scored a run in the fifth and added two more in the sixth to pull out the victory.

Carlos Lara had Abbotsford/Colby’s only hit in the game, while Payton Schreiber and Castillo had RBI.

Diedrich earned the win for AC, striking out three in two innings.

The Falcons will play again at the Woodside Sports Complex on Friday at 6:30 p.m. against New Richmond, and Saturday against Amery at 3 p.m. and Reedsburg at 7:30 p.m.

Falcons 3, Cardinals 1

Thorp 000 100 0 - 1 1 0

Abbotsford/Colby 000 012 x - 3 1 0

Thorp statistics not reported.

WP: Brandon Diedrich.

SO: AC, JV Castillo (3 inn.) 3, Mateo Lopez (2 inn.) 2, Diedrich (2 inn.) 3. BB: Castillo 3, Lopez 1, Diedrich 0.

Top hitters: AC, Carlos Lara 1x1.

Records: Thorp 0-1; Abbotsford/Colby 1-0.

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