Greensboro Colts Ready to Take the Title From Tampa

Posted by Andy Durham on August 9, 2006 at 9:39 am under Amateur | Comments are off for this article

The Greensboro Colts are READY. The Colts defeated host Lafayette, Indiana on Tuesday evening 8-0 to move on to the Colt World Series championship tonight(Wednesday) at Lafayette. The Greensboro Colts will meet Tampa, Florida for the title and it will be the second time the teams have met in the Series. Greensboro defeated Tampa the first time around 5-2 and now will try to knock off the three-time defending Colt World Series champs. Tampa had won 18 games in a row before our local Colts beat them last week.

Warren Slack(Southwest Guilford) will be on the mound tonight for the Greensboro squad and he already has 1 win under his belt in the Series. The Greensboro Colts are 5-0 in the Series after Tuesday’s win and Tampa is 4-1 with their only loss coming again at the hands of the Gate City Colts. The Championship game gets under way at 7:30pm and can be heard at HoosierAuthority.com.

The Greensboro Colts took care of business on Tuesday with that 8-0 shutout and to set the complete stage Tampa defeated Morgan Hills, California 10-6. Austin Moyer(Southeast Guilford) pitched a complete game and earned the victory giving up 2 hits, walking 2 batters and also coming through with “10” big strikeouts. By Moyer going the distance it allows coach Alan Ashkinazy to have his bullpen well rested for Wednesday’s title game.

Alan Craven(Grimsley) went 3-4 at the plate for the Colts, Cameron Cockman(Southeast Guilford) was also 3-4 and Clint Moore(Grimsley) was 2-4 as the Greensboro Colts banged out 13 hits. There were no major extra base hits, it was just good solid hitting that led to the 8 run victory. The Colts played clean baseball committing no errors and with the 8-0 win over Lafayette the Colts are unbeaten in the Series and going for the Title tonight.

Again as I mentioned a couple of weeks ago no Greensboro team has won the Colt World Series since back in 1965 when guys like Barry Councilman, Ronnie Collins, and Ronnie Rudd helped Greensboro claim the Colt Crown. Alan Ashkinazy coached our local American Postal Workers Union(APWU) team to the Palomino World Series championship back in 1994 and now is the time to do it once more. We thank our reporters out in Lafayette, Indiana for our updates which we have been sharing with you here at GreensboroSports.com and during the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ games on AM 950 WPET. I even put the word out when I was doing the Grasshopper game Monday night over on MLB.com. Be sure to follow the Greensboro Colts versus Tampa tonight for the Colt World Series championship at HoosierAuthority.com.

I should also thank Alan Craven’s grandfather(met him at the Summit Shoe Shop), who told me to get my Burger King FREE ticket and to start watching this Colt team closely back during the East Zone tournament at Greensboro’s War Memorial Stadium.


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