ABBOTSFORD – Abbotsford/Colby scored six times in the bottom of the first inning and the Falcons’ pitching did the rest as they defeated Assumption 8-2 in a nonconference baseball game Friday at Red Arrow Park.
Mateo Lopez allowed two runs in six innings with eight strikeouts to earn the win for the Falcons (13-7).
Payton Schreiber was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead Abbotsford/Colby.
Connor Peters had two hits, including a double, and Aaron Livernash had an RBI for Assumption (3-10).
Assumption returns to action Monday with a nonconference game at Witter Field against Nekoosa. First pitch will be at 4:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast at zaleskisports.com.
Abbotsford/Colby is off until Thursday when it will play a nonconference game at Thorp.
Falcons 8, Royals 2
Assumption 000 101 0 - 2 6 3
Abbotsford/Colby 620 000 x - 8 7 1
WP: Mateo Lopez. LP: Nolan Hartman.
SO: Hartman (1/3 inn.) 0, Nick Leberg (1 2/3 inn.) 0, Connor Peterson (4 inn.) 0; Lopez (6 inn.) 8, JV Castillo (1 inn.) 1. BB: Hartman 3, Leberg 1, Peterson 5; Lopez 1, Castillo 0.
Top hitters: AS, Peters 2x3, 2B; Aaron Livernash 1x3, RBI. AC, Brandon Diedrich 2 runs; Payton Schreiber 2x3, 2 runs, RBI; Nick Olvera 2B, RBI.
Records: Assumption 3-10; Abbotsford/Colby 13-7.