Watching the Arvada Colts is a baseball purist’s dream. Fans can get close enough to see the expressions on players’ faces and hear the action on the field. Admission is free and the hotdogs are $2.
The Colts team consists solely of collegiate players from different colleges across the nation; these boys have sacrificed their summers along with the ping of aluminum bats, for the crack of wooden bats and a 38 game in 46 days regular season schedule.
Many of the players stay with host families during the summer. The home of the Colts, tucked away in the foothills of Golden Colorado with a gorgeous backdrop of the Rocky Mountains is Long Lake Ranch baseball stadium.
The Colts are proving to be Colorado’s premier amateur baseball team. So far, the Colts are 4-0 in the regular season and have outscored their opponents 41-10.
“Our goal is to make it to Wichita,” said Colts owner and head coach Tommy Skul after his team’s 12-3 victory on June 3.
The Colts play in the Rocky Mountain Baseball League (RMBL) and if they finish first in the league or win the RMBL regional tournament they play in the National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series, held in Wichita Kansas.
In 2011 they won both the RMBL and the regional tournament, finishing with a 45-7 overall record, they landed in 12th places in the NBC World Series.
Visit the Colt’s website to learn more about the team and view their schedule!