Warriors off to perfect 7-0 start

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In a very busy week, the Winters High School varsity baseball team played five games and went a perfect 5-0 to improve their overall record to 7-0 on the season. The Warriors hosted Chico High School on Tuesday, March 6, and pulled off a 13-1 victory in a four and a half inning game.

Winters put nine runs on the board in the first inning to put the Panthers in the hole, which they were unable to get out of. The Warriors totaled eight hits with 11 RBI as they scored one in the second, one in the third and two more runs in the fourth inning.

Atlas Martinez led the team at the plate going 2 for 2 with a double. Sammy Gonzales batted 1 for 3 with a triple, a run scored and two RBI. Brandon Gomez batted 1 for 3 with a run scored and two RBI. Ruben Valencia went 1 for 1 with two runs scored and two RBI. Gary Molina had an RBI.

Daniel Carrion went 1 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. Anthony Carrion batted 1 for 3 with a double and two runs scored. Tyler Perez scored two runs. Jacob Roberts went 1 for 2 with two runs scored and two RBI, while Jack Mariani scored a run and had an RBI.

On the mound it was Gomez getting the start and the win throwing the first four innings. Gomez gave up one run on three hits with two strikeouts and no walks. Anthony Carrion threw the last inning giving up no runs on no hits with two strikeouts and a walk.

On March 9-10, the Warriors competed in the Colusa Tournament and went 4-0 with their first game against Mt. Shasta on Friday, March 9. This was another four inning game with the Warriors scoring five in the first, three in the second, one in the third and then put the game away with a 10 run fourth inning for a 19-1 victory.

Valencia got the win for the Warriors, combining for a no-hitter with Perez. Valencia gave up one run on no hits with three walks and two strikeouts throwing the first three innings. Perez threw the fourth inning giving up no runs on no hits with a walk and two strikeouts.

The Warriors totaled 14 hits and had 14 RBI led by Anthony Carrion who went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Molina batted 2 for 3 with three RBI. Gonzales batted 2 for 4 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBI. Valencia went 1 for 3 with two runs scored. Daniel Carrion scored 4 runs and had an RBI. Martinez batted 1 for 3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Perez batted 1 for 3 with a double, a run scored and two RBI. Roberts went 1 for 3 with a double, a run scored and three RBI. McKay Baker batted 1 for 1 with an RBI and Thomas Kakutani scored three runs for the Warriors.

In game two of the day and the tournament, Winters took on Fort Bragg and had their closest game yet with a 2-1 victory over the TimberWolves. Gomez threw the first six innings in a stellar performance giving up just one unearned run on one hit with 10 strikeouts and no walks. Roberts closet out the seventh inning giving up no runs on no hits with one strikeout.

At the plate Gonzales continues to swing the hot bat hitting a triple in his third consecutive game. Gonzales went 3 for 3 with a triple. Valencia scored a run. Daniel Carrion batted 1 for 3. Martinez went 1 for 2 with an RBI. Perez scored a run and Roberts went 1 for 3 with an RBI. The Warriors trailed 1-0 from the first inning until the top of the sixth when they crossed the plate twice for the eventual win. 

The Warriors came back on Saturday, March 10, for game three and faced another tough opponent in University Prep. Once again, Winters trailed 1-0 until they tied it in bottom of the third inning and then took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth and then held on for the victory.

Roberts threw a complete game for the win, giving up one unearned run on three hits with eight strikeouts and no walks. At the plate, Anthony Carrion led the Warriors going 2 for 3 with an RBI. Gonzales batted 1 for 3 with another triple and scored two runs. Gomez had an RBI. Valencia, Molina and Roberts all batted 1 for 3.

In their final game of the tournament on Saturday, the Warriors faced Gridley and picked up an 8-2 victory to win the game and the tournament. This time it was Anthony Carrion throwing a complete game giving up two runs, just one earned on four hits with five strikeouts and no walks.

At the plate, Winters totaled 10 hits with six RBI. Anthony Carrion helped himself out batting 3 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Gonzales batted 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. Gomez scored a run. Valencia had an RBI. Molina scored a run. Daniel Carrion batted 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. Perez went 1 for 1, Roberts had an RBI and Kakutani batted 1 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI.

On the season so far, the Warriors are batting .328 as a team and have an ERA of 0.48.

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