Aidan Baylor, an incoming Winters Middle School eighth grader, is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. Baylor played for the 50/70 Winters Little League team and continued on in the Tournament of Champions where he went six for eight at the plate, with five RBI and three doubles. In the final Tournament game, Baylor pitched the entire game to 17 batters. He struck out six of them and only allowed two hits.
Winters once boasted a prosperous Japanese community, which tragically burned on Aug. 1, 1942 when the United States was celebrating victory over Japan. While the cause of the fire has never been determined, Winters saw discrimination toward Japanese Americans following the war.