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Warriors win Colusa Tournament


Creamer hits homerun

By ERIC LUCERO
Express sports

After a tough loss to Woodland High School on Wednesday, March 8, the Winters High School varsity baseball team went on a four-game winning streak last week and won the Colusa Tournament. The Warriors traveled to Woodland for a night game and lost 13-3 to the Wolves in their first of five games.
Brandon Gomez batted 1 for 2 with a run scored. Greg Creamer went 1 for 3 with an RBI. Daniel Carrion batted 1 for 3 with a run scored. Ruben Valencia batted 1 for 3 with a double. Jacob Roberts had an RBI and Logan Ray went 1 for 3 at the plate.
On Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11, Winters competed in the Colusa Annual Tournament and went 4-0 to bring home the championship. The Warriors started the tournament against Pierce and pulled off a 12-1 victory over the Bears. Winters scored three runs in the first, six in the second and three more in the third to end the game early.
Valencia took the mound and the win, throwing the first four innings, giving up one run on one hit and had two strikeouts. Anthony Simone threw the last inning giving up no runs and no hits.
Creamer led the Warriors at the plate batting 3 for 4 with a home run, two doubles, three runs scored and four RBI. Gomez batted 2 for 2 with three runs scored and an RBI. Anthony Carrion batted 2 for 3 with two RBI. Sammy Gonzales went 1 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. Valencia batted 1 for 4 with two runs scored. Simone batted 1 for 2. Daniel Carrion batted 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI. Ray batted 1 for 3 with a run scored and Roberts went 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI.
The Warriors played University Prep in their second game on Friday, and had to play solid for nine innings to pull off the win. The score remained tied at 1-1 from the second inning until the Warriors put two on the board in the top of the ninth. UPrep scored one more in the bottom of the inning to make it a 3-2 victory for the Warriors.
Anthony Carrion threw the first six innings giving up one run on three hits and had four strikeouts. Ray threw the last three innings giving up one run on one hit and had four strikeouts for the win.
At the plate, it was Gonzales leading the Warriors batting 3 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI. Creamer went 1 for 3 with an RBI. Anthony Carrion batted 1 for 4. Daniel Carrion went 1 for 4 with a run scored and Ray scored a run.
The Warriors came back on Saturday, March 11, to face the host team Colusa in the semi final game and earned a 5-3 victory over the Red Hawks. Gomez got the win throwing the first six innings giving up five hits on two runs with eight strikeouts. Creamer picked up the save throwing the last inning giving up no runs on no hits and had two strikeouts.
Simone batted 2 for 2 at the plate. Gonzales batted 2 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Gomez had an RBI. Creamer scored a run. Ray batted 1 for 2. Gary Molina batted 1 for 2 with a double and a run scored, while Roberts batted 1 for 1 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
Winters came back for the championship game against Willows and beat the Honkers convincingly with an 8-0 shutout in five innings. Roberts got the victory on the mound throwing all five innings giving up no runs on five hits with three strikeouts.
Valencia led the team at the plate batting 3 for 3 with two runs score and two RBI. Creamer and Ray both batted 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. Gonzales batted 1 for 3 with two runs scored. Gomez went 1 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. Simone scored a run. Anthony Carrion batted 1 for 2 with two RBI and Molina went 1 for 3 with an RBI double.
“We put the bat on the ball,” said coach Jeff Ingles. “But more importantly we are playing pretty good defense. Our pitchers are throwing strikes and not walking a lot of people so right now we are looking pretty good.”