It was a great way to start league play for the Winters High School JV baseball team as they took on the Colusa RedHawks at home and then on the road pulling off convincing victories in both games. Winters hosted Colusa on Tuesday, April 10, in their first game of the week and won 14-2.
Ryan Stone got the win on the mound giving up just one earned run while striking out seven batters.
“Ryan did a great job of pitching,” said coach Manny Garcia.
At the plate, the Warriors shared the wealth with nine different players crossing the plate.
Carson Lowrie batted 1 for 4 with two runs scored. Cooper Andres also batted 1 for 4 with two runs scored. Stone went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and three RBI. Joe Mariani had the hot bat going 3 for 3 with three runs scored and four RBI. Kaiden Pease scored two runs. Hunter Godden went 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. Tony Garcia batted 1 for 3 with a run scored and Ben Perez batted 1 for 3 with a run scored.
Winters traveled to Gridley for a non-league game on Wednesday, April 11, and lost 7-2 to the Bulldogs. Thomas Guidici threw three scoreless innings for the Warriors giving up just one hit with two strikeouts. “Thomas had a great outing,” coach Garcia stated.
At the plate Andres batted 1 for 4 with a run scored. Stone went 1 for 4 with a run scored. Garcia and Godden both batted 1 for 1. Guidici went 1 for 2 and Pease batted 1 for 1.
The Warriors were back on the road on Friday, April 13, traveling to Colusa for their second league contest and came home with a 9-4 victory over the RedHawks . Stone had a strong performance on the mound with five strikeouts.
Andrew Del Rio batted 3 for 5 with a double and two runs scored. Andres went 1 for 5 but made the one count with a homerun and scored two runs. Stone batted 1 for 4. Lowrie scored a run. Godden scored a run. Garcia batted 2 for 4 with a double, a run scored and two RBI, while Jason Drummond led the Warriors batting 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.