Nine games into the 2018 season, the Winters High School varsity baseball team remains undefeated after beating Christian Brothers High School from Sacramento. In another challenging game from a very good team, the Warriors came back from a 2-1 deficit to beat the Falcons 3-2.
On Monday, March 19, the Warriors traveled to Sacramento to face the defending Sac Joaquin Division III Section champions who posted a 29-2 record last year and scored the game winning runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Anthony Carrion got the start on the mound and threw the first five innings for the Warriors. Carrion gave up two runs on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Jacob Roberts earned the win throwing the last two innings giving up no runs and no hits.
At the plate, the Warriors were led by Sammy Gonzales who batted 2 for 3 with two runs scored. Roberts also batted 2 for 3. Brandon Gomez went 1 for 4 with a run scored. Ruben Valencia batted 1 for 4 with an RBI and Gary Molina went 1 for 3.
In the previous week, the Warriors beat Berean Christian 5-1 but stats were unavailable at the time. Here are the stats from that game. Gomez threw a complete game for the Warriors giving up one run on seven hits with a walk and four strikeouts.
At the plate, Gonzales batted 1 for 4 with a run scored. Gomez had a run scored and an RBI. Valencia batted 1 for 4 with a run scored. Molina went 1 for 3. Roberts scored a run and had an RBI. McCay Baker scored a run. Thomas Kakutani batted 1 for 2 with two RBI, while Jack Mariani went 1 for 3 with a run scored.
Currently the Warriors are the number one ranked team in the entire Northern Section in all divisions. They are ranked number three in the state behind Valley Christian of San Jose and Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks and number 34 in the nation.
Winters will compete in the Woodland Easter Tournament on Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27, facing Liberty Ranch, Pioneer and Union Mine respectively before starting league play.