BY NICK ROBINSON
LITTLETON — Colorado Khaos was able to hold off the Spradley Collegians 8-7, despite a monstrous outing from Colton Talton (4-5, 3 HR’s, 6 RBI’s) on Wednesday afternoon from Littleton High School.
“You try not to worry about what other guys are doing – just really focus in on what we’re doing,” Khaos outfielder and Aurora native Lincoln Choate said. “I think that showed and ended up paying off for us.”
Spradley (8-5) pounced early, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning.
“We don’t get too focused on the score, whether we’re winning or losing,” Choate said. “Staying even keel is crucial.”
Between the fifth and seventh innings, Colorado (7-4) was able to score six runs, which was just enough to hold off the Collegians.
“We just put good at bats together,” Choate said. “No one tried to be the hero. The key was moving the guy over to the next base and let out teammates help out.”
Mason Mitchell (5 IP) earned the win for Khaos. Choate (2-3, RBI, 2 hits, 4 runs) led the offense for Colorado.
“The team chemistry is great,” Choate said. “We all play for each other and we get along. Those two things go a long way on the baseball field.”
After a season away from summer ball, the University of Texas Permian Basin (Odessa, TX) commit is enjoying his second summer in the MHCBL.
“I took a break from the league last year,” Choate said. “I didn’t play in the summer and I really was itching to get back, especially going to a new school. It’s been a good start so far.
Colorado will continue play at home on Friday, versus Batter’s Box, at 5/7pm.
Hopefully this win can carry us into the next game,” Choate said. “We need to keep the same approach we had at the plate today. Hopefully, they keep going.”
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