In a busy week for the Winters High School varsity baseball team, the Warriors played two league games and two non-league games, and treated all of their opponents the same. With a 23-1 record, the Warriors are on their way to posting the best record in school history. Winters beat Pierce High School twice for their league games and then beat Sutter and Fairfield just for fun.
On Tuesday, April 17, Winters traveled to Arbuckle to take on the Pierce Bears in their first of two meetings for the Sacramento Valley League and came home with a 12-1 win. Jacob Roberts got the start and the win, throwing the first three innings. Roberts gave up no runs on one hit and had three strikeouts. Jack Mariani threw the last three innings giving up one run on no hits.
At the plate, it was Ruben Valencia with the hot bat, going 3 for 4 with a homerun, a double, two runs scored and four RBI. Sammy Gonzales was hot as well batting 3 for 4 with a triple, four runs scored and two RBI. Anthony Carrion scored a run. Roberts batted 1 for 4 with a run scored. McCay Baker scored a run. Thomas Kakutani had an RBI. Brandon Gomez batted 1 for 3 with a run scored and three RBI. Daniel Carrion batted 1 for 2 with a homerun, a run scored and two RBI, while Atlas Martinez scored a run.
On Wednesday, April 18, the Warriors hosted their old nemesis Sutter in a non-league game and shut out the Huskies 10-0 in a five inning game. Gomez picked up another win and another shutout on the mound, giving up no runs on just one hit with a walk and a strikeout.
Offensively, the Warriors totaled 10 hits with six of them being doubles. Daniel Carrion went 2 for 3 with two doubles and three RBI. Gomez batted 2 for 4 with two doubles, a run scored and three RBI. Roberts batted 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored. Gonzales scored two runs and had an RBI. Anthony Carrion batted 1 for 1 with two runs scored. Kakutani batted 1 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Valencia batted 1 for 2 with a double, a run scored and two RBI, while Martinez went 1 for 3 with a run scored.
Winters hosted Pierce on Friday, April 20, for game two of their series and once again defeated the Bears with a 13-0 shutout. Anthony Carrion took the mound for the Warriors and threw a no hitter in the five inning game. Carrion faced just 15 batters and struck out nine of them with no walks.
Anthony Carrion did more than help himself out at the plate he exploded on the Bears batting 4 for 4 with two doubles, two runs scored and a RBI. Gonzales went 2 for 3 with a homerun, a triple, two runs scored and two RBI. Roberts batted 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI. Baker scored a run. Kakutani scored a run. Aaron Mendoza went 1 for 1 with a run scored and an RBI. Mariani went 1 for 1 with a run scored. Gomez batted 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI. Valencia batted 1 for 2 with a double, a run scored and a RBI. Gary Molina had an RBI. Daniel Carrion went 1 for 1 with a run scored and two RBI, while Martinez batted 2 for 2 with a double and two RBI.
On Saturday, April 21, the Warriors made up a non-league game that was rained out earlier in the season with Fairfield and came home with a 12-6 road victory over the Falcons. Roberts picked up another win throwing the first three innings for the Warriors. Roberts gave up one run on four hits with two strikeouts. Gomez threw the last four innings giving up five runs, just two earned on seven hits with six strikeouts and a walk.
Anthony Carrion continued his hot streak, batting 3 for 4 with a homerun, a double, three runs scored and three RBI. Danile Carrion batted 3 for 4 with a double, a run scored and three RBI. Gonzales batted 2 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI. Kakutani went 1 for 2 with two runs scored. Gomez scored a run. Valencia batted 1 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI. Molina went 2 for 4 with an RBI and Martinez batted 1 for 3 with a run scored.