Buffalo (MN) beats Bartlett for 3rd place in Bill Miller

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Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jun 30, 2022

The Buffalo (MN) Post 270 Cobras came back to beat the Bartlett Post 29 Bears 9-2 in the third-place game of the Bill Miller Big Fish Wood Bat Tournament at Oiler Park.

Buffalo (8-8) trailed until the fourth inning as the bottom of the order orchestrated the comeback.

The team's 6-9 batters went a combined 7-for-13 with five RBIs and six runs scored.

Six-hole hitter Jack Henry was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs; Max Hartke was 1-for-3 with three runs; Caleb Breuer was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Caleb Schwartz was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run.

Buffalo pitchers - starter Caleb Johnson and relievers Brady Anderson and Evan Soeffker - held Bartlett off the scoreboard for the final six innings.

Bartlett's Carl Colavecchio went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. John Grantier went 2-for-3 with a run; he also pitched 1.1 innings.

Colavecchio's base knock gave his team a 2-0 lead in the first inning, a lead the Bears (10-10) held until the fourth inning.

A day earlier, Colavecchio made his season debut on the mound with one inning of work out of the bullpen. The standout pitcher had been hurt since the spring and didn't pitch during the high school season.

Next up for Buffalo will be the Todd Ryan Memorial Tournament at Wasilla, the third and final tournament of its Alaska road trip. The Cobras are 3-6 so far, but two of those losses are to 25-3 Napoleon (OH).

While on the Kenai Peninsula, the team did some fishing and enjoyed themselves off the field. This is why so many teams come to The Last Frontier.

Sometimes it's about more than just baseball.