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It was another tough week for the Winters High School varsity softball team, who went zero for three in its games against St. Helena, Woodland Pioneer and Dixon high schools.

The Warriors played their first game of the week on Tuesday, March 15 where they lost their away non-conference game against St. Helena by a score of 9-1.

Freshmen Bayla Garcia pitched the entire game against St. Helena with four strikeouts and zero walks. Backing her up was Sierra Berry and Lauren Back who led the defensive team in outs and successfully executed a beautiful double play.

Jayle Jimenez once again had an amazing day at bat, batting three for four while successfully bringing her teammate Jozlyn Rooney across home plate on an RBI on a triple. Back, Berry and Lisa Garcia were the only other three players to get hits off St. Helena’s pitcher which is ultimately what lost them their game.

On Thursday, March 17, the softball team once again came home with a loss after its away non-conference game against Woodland Pioneer by a score of 23-1.

A few of the Warriors battled a little harder at the plate, battling to get some points on the board. Freshmen, Allison Aguiar, Jimenez, Berry and Makayla Garland all went two for two at bat with hits. Allison landed a single and a double. Jimenez’s hit got her on base and then she was hit home on an RBI by Berry, who also hit a double. Garland was unfortunately stranded on base after her hit and had to return to the field without crossing home plate.

Garcia started the game off pitching until she was later relieved by Berry. Pioneer’s line up was full of hard hitters and unfortunately the Warriors were having a hard time getting their gloves on the ball to make the outs when they needed them. While the defensive team did struggle in making their outs, second baseman Emily Aguiar deserves some recognition in leading the Warriors with four putouts.

After two back to back loses the Warriors went into their game against Dixon on Friday, March 18, already feeling defeated, which resulted in another loss in their away non-conference game by a score of 11-0.

Allison was the only Warrior to hit off the Dixon pitcher, who was pitching an amazing game with 11 strike outs.

While the Warriors continued to struggle at bat, there was some 

at bat, there was some improvement on the defensive side of the ball. Jozlyn Rooney and Emily led their team with three putouts each, followed by Emily and Allison who each contributed two putouts each. Isabella Mehl also played a great defensive game with two putout assists.

The WHS softball team has two home games and one away game this week against Pierce and Gridley high schools. Be sure to head out to the Shirley Rominger Intermediate School field on Wednesday, March 23 at 4 p.m. to show your support.

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