Warriors Roundup: April 27, 2022

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Softball
The Winters High School varsity softball team had a rough go against East Nicolaus High School last week, losing both its games in shutouts.

On Tuesday, April 19, East Nicolaus took the lead early on in the game thanks to nine runs in the second inning and 10 more runs in the third. The Warriors weren’t able to recover and lost by a score of 21-0.

On Friday, April 22, the Winters varsity softball team played against East Nicolaus for the second time and this time lost by a score of 14-0.

While the results from last week aren’t what the Warriors had hoped for, there are a few top performers for the season, thus far. Jayle Jimenez is currently leading her team with a batting average of .389 and a fielding percentage of .988. Sierra Berry is leading her team in stolen bases and on base percentage and Bayla Garcia is leading her team in earned average runs.

The Warriors will play at home this Friday at the Shirley Rominger Intermediate School field against Willows High School.

Baseball
The WHS varsity baseball team went one for two in their back-to-back games against East Nicolaus last week. On Tuesday April 19, the Warriors came out victorious with a score of 13-3, but struggled making hits in the game following on Friday, April 22.

During the first game against East Nicolaus, the Warriors worked hard to rack up 13 runs in the game.

“The entire team had a great day. We were making hard, consistent contact with the ball,” said coach Austin Calvert.

Julian Leon had an exceptional day at bat, driving in five of the runs for the Warriors off of a double and two single hits. Connor Ray, Isaiah Pazmino and AJ Pignataro also all battled behind the plate and managed multiple hits for the Warriors.

The sixth inning of the game was a game changer for the Warriors when Leon, Matt Moore and Justice Madsen all moved runners across home plate on RBIs bringing in a total of four runs in the inning.

“Anthony Duran pitched five innings with five strikeouts and zero earned runs. He also had two pickoffs, he really did an awesome job,” Calvert said.

On Friday, April 22, the WHS varsity baseball team went up against East Nicolaus a second time. However, instead of taking the lead, they watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover, losing by a score of 4-1.

Moore pitched a seven inning game with seven strikeouts and only gave away one earned run.

“He was a competitor for us and gave his teammates everything he had,” said Calvert.

Pignataro was the leading batter for the Warriors against the East Nicolaus pitcher, with two hits in three at bats.

The Warriors will play at home this Friday against Willows High School.

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