Colon baseball topped Pittsford 8-4 in Wednesday’s regional semifinal at Mendon, sending the Magi to the regional championship for the second straight season.
The game started rough for Colon with fielding woes helping the Wildcats jump to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. The Magi got two back in the bottom half, including a Mickey Barkman RBI triple. Pittsford added one in the top of the third, but two in the bottom half tied the game at 4-4.
In the fifth, Colon used three singles, a double, and an error to bring in four runs, settling at the eventual final margin of 8-4. Josh West closed the door in the final two innings of relief for the save, allowing one hit and two walks with three strikeouts.
Barkman was the winning pitcher with five innings, five hits, four runs (one earned), no walks and eight strikeouts. Offensively, he had three hits, three RBI, and three runs.
West finished with three hits, four RBI, and a run. Mavrick Downs and Brandon Crawford each scored twice.
The win puts Colon at 12-2 according to GameChanger and sets up a 12:30 p.m. regional championship at Decatur Saturday against Hackett Catholic Prep.