Colon softball started the year with a split Monday at North Adams-Jerome. The Magi were defeated 16-6 in Game 1 but finished with an 11-4 victory in Game 2.
Senior Makayla Craun pitched both games, finishing with 12 strikeouts. North Adams-Jerome got to her in the fourth and fifth innings of the first game with eight total runs. Each team had nine hits, though five errors cost the Magi.
Craun connected for two hits (one double), Marissa Taylor had a single, Megan Warn posted a pair of singles, Taya Bower had three hits (two doubles) and a RBI.
Colon came up with 14 hits in Game 2 to help Craun earn the win. Coley Clemens, Isabel Vigil and Gretta Minor each had a hit, Craun had four singles with a RBI, Taylor doubled as part of a three-hit, four-RBI game, Warn registered two singles with a RBI, Bower finished with a triple and a single and Paige Koller batted in a run.
“Unfortunately the first game we made a few too many errors, which is typical the first game,” Colon coach Ryan Vallier said. “We came back and played much better the second game and really cut down on the errors. The combination of the weather and first-game jitters … we’re a very, very young team. I had a lot of players out there getting their first varsity experience. You’re going to have some mistakes here and there, but I’m very pleased with the way they came back after dropping the first game.”