Varsity baseball:Warriors secure first in league

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The Winters High School varsity baseball team played in two Sacramento Valley League games against Pierce High School. On Wednesday, May 1, the Warriors traveled up to Arbuckle to play the first game against Pierce. The second game was played on the Warriors’ home turf. In the Wednesday game against Pierce, the bears took the field looking like they did not want to play. They moved slowly and the five inning game was played over the course of two hours. In the third inning the Warriors brought in three runs, taking an early lead. The fourth and fifth inning was where the Warriors clinched the game. In the fourth the Warriors brought in 14 runs and the fifth inning they brought in another 10 runs. The Warriors played a dominating game. Brandon Gomez had two runs and two hits, with four RBIs. Gary Molina had three hits, one of which was a home run, and four RBIs. Ruben Valencia also had a home run, along with three other runs and four RBIs. Daniel Carrion had four runs and three RBIs, along with Atlas Martinez, who had two runs and three RBIs. Cooper Andres and Dalton Lowrie both had two runs and one RBI. Joe Mariani had three runs and two RBIs. Ryan Stone had one run and one RBI. Throughout the game the Warriors earned 14 walks off a long succession of pitchers from Pierce. The final score was 27-1, Warriors. The Warriors solidified their hold on first place in the league. In the home game the Warriors toned it down but still dominated. Tony Garcia playing his first game on the varsity team and was a baserunner for Molina. Garcia had two runs. Valencia had two runs, one of which was a home run. Stone, Mariani, David Reyes, and Lowrie all had one run each. Gomez and Carrion each had four runs. The Warriors were walked eight times through the game. The Warriors won 16-1. Ending the season in first, the Warriors look forward to bye game this week. The next game for the Warriors will be on Tuesday, May 14 in the second of SVL playoffs. On Friday, May 17, the Warriors will move on to the SVL Championships, providing they win Tuesday’s game.]]>

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