On Wednesday, March 8 the Winters High School varsity softball team went head-to-head against both Yreka and Colusa High Schools, completing the first half of their tournament. While the second half of the tournament was canceled due to rain the Warriors were grateful to play a competitive game against Yreka where they lost by a close score 9–7. Colusa proved to be made up of tougher competitors which resulted in a more drastic loss of 15–5.
Isabella Mehl, Bayla Garcia and Kalyssa Grinbergs led the Warriors at bat throughout the tournament with three hits each. Elena Herrera and Garcia both did an excellent job making their way around the bases and scoring three runs each, followed closely by Jayle Jimenez who scored two runs throughout the tournament.
Mia Borges contributed significantly to the score against Yreka with two RBI’s while Garcia and Allison Aguiar also drove in one run each. Herrera and Dani Johnson each had an RBI in the game against Colusa.
“Mehl and Mia Borges were definite standouts defensively with six putouts each,” said head coach Garrett Garcia.
Garcia and Grinbergs both pitched very well, with eight strikeouts combined in two back-to-back games on Wednesday.
Jimenez and Johnson, both catchers for the Warriors played a very competitive game behind the plate and made a combined 13 putouts over two games.
The weather has been a huge factor so far this season. If all goes well, the team will play their next home game Wednesday, March 15 at Shirley Rominger Intermediate school at 4 p.m. against Fairfield High School. They are scheduled to play an away game on Thursday, March 16 against Vacaville Christian High School.