For the first time in five years, the South team won the Chico Lions All Star Baseball game. This year it was led by the Winters Warriors coaching staff and players. Winters coach Jeff Ingles took three of his seniors to play in the annual classic event that features the top baseball players in the northern section.
He took his coaching staff as well. Anthony Carrion, Sammy Gonzales and Jacob Roberts played in the nine inning game while assistants Robert Carrion, John Saragosa and Phil Thompson helped Ingles with the coaching duties. The Bob Busch Classic was played at Hooker Oak Recreation Area in Chico on Saturday, June 9, at 3 p.m.
As they did 30 times in the 2018 season, the Warriors lead their team to a victory beating the North squad for the first time in five years by a score of 7-3.
“It was a lot of fun,” Ingles said. “We were able to show them how we do things and we were able to coach, watch and get to talk to other players from around the section. Our guys represented very well. Anthony threw the first two innings and did a great job. Jacob threw on inning and also did a great job. Sammy did a great job at the plate scoring twice for us.”
Gonzales scored the South’s first run and then scored the go ahead run in the bottom of the fifth.