© Katie Brickman
Jocelyn Wigmore of the Park Hotel Colts hits a triple in the bottom of the fourth inning against the A's Lasers in Senior Women's Fastball League action on Thursday evening at Caribou Heights Field. The Colts swept the Lasers in Game 3 of the final playoffs to win the championship. Times-Herald photo by Katie Brickman
After losing in the finals last season, the Park Hotel Colts looked to avenge that loss with the taste of sweet victory this season. That’s exactly what they did, using a three-game sweep of the A’s Lasers.
“It feels amazing,” said Jody Brown of the Colts. “Last year was a little bit of a heartbreak, but it’s nice to come back and win it this year.”
Both teams battled throughout Game 3 of the Senior Women’s Fastball League finals, but it was the Colts that found the breaks in a 2-0 victory on Thursday evening.
“We played a good game,” said Doug Wasser, head coach of the Lasers. “If we had a couple breaks here and there, it would have been different. We’ve been close with them. They are a good team and they knew they had to play well to beat us too.”
The Lasers didn’t make life easy for the Colts throughout the series, pushing them to play the right play, have solid pitching. In every game, the Lasers have tried to mount a seventh inning comeback and Thursday evening was no different.
“In the seventh inning, we had two runners on,” said Wasser. “There’s not much more you can ask for, but to score. We came as close as we could.”
The Colts played well in the regular season, finishing with a 12-2 record and after defeating the Slammers in two games and the Lasers in three games, the Colts finished the season on a high note.
“They pushed up and it made us realize that we have to keep our head in the game,” said Brown. “It’s a wonderful feeling…absolutely amazing.”
Despite the sweep, the Colts knew they couldn’t take the younger Lasers lightly in any game. Although more experienced, the Colts felt pushed by the Lasers throughout the season and playoffs.
“It is very surprising. They are a young, energetic, good hitting and good defensive team,” stated Brown. “They do not give up. That perseverance that they have will do them well in coming years and it will do them well when they go to Westerns.”
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