It was a good start with a tough finish for the Winters High School varsity softball team as they took on Woodland High School in their season opener.
On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Warriors hosted the Wolves at Shirley Rominger Intermediate School and held a 9-7 lead going into the seventh inning before the Wolves would score the winnings runs and take home a 10-9 victory.
Woodland scored first to take a 2-0 lead in the first inning but the Warriors got on the board with four runs of their own in the bottom of the second.
Woodland evened the score in the top of the third, scored another in the fourth and two more in the fifth to take a 7-4 lead going into the bottom of the inning.
Once again, Winters responded and put two more on the board in the fifth to make it 7-6 and then took the lead in the sixth scoring three runs for a 9-7 lead. The Wolves wouldn’t go away though, and came back with three more runs in the top of the seventh that the Warriors were unable to respond to.
At the plate, Winters totaled 13 hits with five RBI. Makynsie Tuttle went 3 for 4 with a double, a run scored and three RBI. Alexis Garcia also went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.
Eli Moore batted 2 for 4 with a run scored. Payton Paschoal batted 2 for 5 with a triple and a run scored. Christy Woods went 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. AliAnn Iten batted 1 for 4 with a run scored. Camryn Hamilton scored a run and Brooke Benson batted 1 for 4 with a run scored.
Winters traveled to Dixon on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and came home with a 14-0 loss to the Rams. No stats were available.
It was a tough introduction to the 2018 softball season for the Winters High School JV softball team. The Warriors traveled to Durham High School on Feb. 23-24, to compete in their annual tournament and had to face three very good and much larger schools.
Winters started out on Friday, with a game against Gridley and lost 19-1. In game two, the Warriors took on Pleasant Valley High School of Chico and lost 19-0. Winters came back on Saturday, to face Paradise and lost 20-0.
No stats were available.