Helping the Colon Magi varsity baseball team reach the Division 4 regional semifinals was a fine performance by Phillip Alva, our Meyers Automotive Service Baseball Player of the Week for St. Joseph County.
Alva kept Mendon’s bats from doing much damage in a 7-2 district semifinal victory where he singled twice and drove in a pair of runs.
Against Burr Oak in the district semis, Alva got the save after two innings of work in the 11-6 victory. He allowed two hits and one earned run with one strikeout. Locked in at the plate, Alva finished the game 4-for-5 with three RBI. He had one stolen base.
The Magi’s spectacular season came to an end with a 5-4 loss to Concord in the regional tourney.