Baseball battles against Colusa, twice

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The Winters High School varsity baseball team went head-to-head with Colusa High School twice last week.

On Tuesday, March 29, the varsity baseball team lost its away conference game against Colusa by a score of 8-1, and then lost to Colusa again on Friday, April 1 by a score of 3-2.

While the Warriors didn’t come out victorious they put up quite a fight during their second game against Colusa during their home game on Friday, playing a very entertaining game — until they lost by one run in an extra inning.

Isaiah Pazmino had a great day at bat, taking advantage of his single hit and base on balls, getting both runs in for the Warriors. Connor Ray also batted well during the game against Colusa but was left stranded on third twice, unable to make it across home plate. Matt Moore and Justice Madsen were consistent in making contact at bat but were both forced out by Colusa’s defense. While Madsen wasn’t able to get on base during Friday’s game, he did hit an RBI in the first inning, which is when Pazmino scored the first point for the Warriors.

Moore and Madsen both took the mound, pitching for the Warriors. Moore and Madsen both pitched a great game and Winter’s defense made some very impressive plays. Colusa was swinging for the fences, putting constant pressure on the Warriors outfielders.

Logan Spears played an excellent defensive game, leading the team with five putouts. First and second basemen, Anthony Duran and Derrick Olson were also key players on the defensive side of the ball.

While the Warriors played a great defensive game all around there were three plays involving Winters catcher Ray that had the dugouts and Warrior fans on their feet. Ray placed himself between the opposing runner and home plate, preventing the attempts Colusa made at scoring not one, not two but three times.

Coach Jeff Ingles has kept the promise he made at the beginning of the season — the varsity baseball team is quickly becoming very entertaining to watch.

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