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Dazzling pitching, clutch hitting in 6-0 Colt 45s win over Fairfield

Chronowski goes eight shutout innings, four hitters deliver clutch RBIs in win

Peter Chronowski scattered four hits over eight shutout innings and the Colt 45s bats came alive in the clutch, as Redding topped the Fairfield Indians 6-0 Sunday night at Tiger Field.

The left-hander Chronowski (3-2), an incoming freshman pitcher for Seattle University, struck out eight and walked just one Fairfield batter. Jordan Akins mowed through the ninth to finish the win. Chronowski threw only 81 pitches, 59 for strikes in his longest stint for the Colt 45s.

The Colt 45s delivered five of their six runs with two outs on Andy Beyene’s RBI single in the first, Eamon Velarde’s run-scoring single in the third, Chris Brue’s fifth homer of the year, a solo shot in the 5th, and Julian Kodama’s two-run single in the sixth. Kodama extended his hitting streak to 16 games and leads the team with a .364 average, hitting safely in every game he has played for the Colt 45s.

Redding (17-16) next plays at home Thursday night at 7:15 p.m. versus the Portland All-Stars. Gates at Tiger Field open at 6:30 p.m. Every home game for the Colt 45s can be heard live on KCNR radio or via the link on the home page. Veteran sportscaster Brent Weber handles the play-by-play.

Photo by Brent Weber