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Warrior start
league play at 2-0


By ERIC LUCERO
Express sports

The week started with a loss, then it was a tie and ended with two blowout victories. The Winters High School varsity baseball team finished up their tournament play in Woodland on Monday, March 30, with a loss to Christian Brothers and a tie with Colfax on Tuesday, March 31.
Winters lost 10-3 to Christian Brothers after giving up seven runs in the first inning. After that it was an even game. Morgan Nicholas got the start and threw the first two innings for Winters giving up eight runs, five of them earned on four hits two walks and a strikeout. Jaime Bermudez threw three innings giving up on runs on one hit and Ernie Duran threw one inning, gave up two runs, one earned on one hit and had two base on balls.
At the plate Sammy Gonzales batted 1 for 4. Nicholas scored a run. Jacob Lowrie hit a homerun batting 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI. Anthony Carrion batted 1 for 3 with an RBI. Greg Creamer scored a run and Anthony Simone went 1 for 2 with an RBI.
The Warriors gave up two runs in the bottom of the seventh to settle for a 5-5 tie with Colfax. Ricky Riise threw a complete game for Winters giving up five runs, three earned on seven hits, had two walks and four strikeouts.
At the plate Gonzales, Nicholas and Ivan Martinez each scored a run. Lowrie went 1 for 3 with a double, a run scored and two RBI. Carrion batted 1 for 3. Creamer went 2 for 4 with a run scored and Simone batted 1 for 3.
Winters got back to the win column on Wednesday, April 1, with a 28-1 victory over visiting Williams in their first game in the Sacramento Valley League. Carrion threw all five innings for the win giving up one run on three hits, had two walks, while striking out 11 batters.
At the plate the Warriors totaled 16 hits with Gonzales batting 3 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBI. Nicholas went 2 for 3 with a double, three runs scored and four RBI. Miguel Zaragoza had an RBI. Lowire went 2 for 4 with two runs scored. Martinez batted 1 for 2 with two runs scored and three RBI. Mason Rodriguez went 1 for 1 with two runs scored and two RBI.
Riise batted 1 for 2 with two runs scored and two RBI. Carrion batted 1 for 3 with three runs scored. Creamer went 1 for 4 with three runs scored and an RBI. Isidro Pantoja scored a run and had an RBI. Bermudez batted 1 for 4 with three runs scored and an RBI. Duran scored a run and had an RBI. Simone went 2 for 2 with three runs scored and two RBI, while Carlos Perez batted 1 for 2 with a run scored.
Just to show that the last game wasn’t an April Fools joke, the Warriors traveled to Williams on Thursday, April 2, and came home with a 29-0 shutout over the Hornets. Creamer took the mound and threw a no hitter giving up no runs on no hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks.
Winters totaled 22 hits and had 25 RBI in the blowout. Gonzales went 3 for 6 with three runs scored and four RBI. Nicholas went 2 for 3 with a double, four runs scored and three RBI. Zaragoza and Pantoja each scored a run. Lowrie went 2 for 5 with a triple, two runs scored and three RBI. Martinez batted 3 for 3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI. Rodriguez scored two runs and had an RBI. Riise went 2 for 3 with two runs scored. Carrion batted 1 for 3 with a run scored and two RBI. Creamer went 3 for 5 with a double, four runs scored and four RBI. Bermudez batted 3 for 4 with three doubles, three runs scored and four RBI, while Simone went 3 for 5 with three runs scored and two RBI.