On Tuesday, April 12, Logan Spears led the Winters High School varsity baseball team to victory in their game against Live Oak High School, winning 28-0.
The Warriors didn’t have to work very hard defensively as Spears struck out seven Live Oak batters and only allowed five hits over five innings before the game was called. Isaac Lopez and Derrick Olson played great back up to Spears. Lopez was involved in making two outs in the first inning, tagging out a Live Oak base runner at second, off an assist from both Ashton Baylor and Spears. Lopez also made the third and final out in the first inning, grounding out to Matt Moore at first base.
Olson was also involved in making two outs in the second and third inning, tagging out a Live Oak base runner at second off a fielder’s choice by Erick Rodarte. Olson made the third and final out in the third inning making the out at first on a ground out to Moore. Spears closed out the fourth and fifth inning striking out the first two batters and throwing out the last batter at first.
At bat, the Warriors made 19 hits. Connor Ray went four for five at bat helping lead the Warriors to victory. Justice Madsen and Spears also proved themselves to be huge assets to their team with four RBI’s each. Baylor, Ray and Moore followed close behind them by each contributing three RBI’s. Julian Leon made it across home plate every time he got on-base, racking up five runs for the Warriors. Isaiah Pazmino had four runs. AJ Pignataro, Moore and Ray had three runs. Ian McCreary, Spears and Olson had two runs, while the remaining players each scored one run for a total of 28.
The WHS varsity baseball team went up against Live Oak again on Friday, April 15 and won by a score of 10-0.
Moore took the mound this time and threw a no-hitter with nine strike-outs, which allowed his team to secure the victory when they scored seven runs in the fourth inning.
Moore and Anthony Duran saw most of the action defensively. Olson and Madsen both took advantage of the single opportunity they were both given to ground out the Live Oak runner to first baseman Duran. Ray also made two outs at first after a drop on a third strike. Moore made the rest of the outs for the Warriors.
Baylor led the
Warriors at bat with two hits in three turns at bat and one RBI. Moore continued to help his team to victory with two RBI’s and one run.
The Warriors will play at home again on Friday, April 22.