Monday, March 27, 2023

Baseball/Softball roundup: Teams struggle as season opens


Williams 3 – Los Molinos 15 (3/1)
Williams 0 – Chester 22 (3/2)
Williams 1 – Maxwell 15 (3/3)

Opening its season at the Glen Cox Tournament in Los Molinos, the Yellowjackets struggled to put runs on the board and as a result finished 0-3.

In its first game against the host Bulldogs Jonathan Benitez and Alexis Velazquez both went 1 for 2, while Cristian Villa, Jose Valdez and Brian Rosales each scored a run.

Ty Howell accounted for the ‘Jackets’ only hit versus Chester, and then went 2 for 3 in the final game of the tournament against Maxwell.

Weather permitting, Williams opens play in the Maxwell Tournament today.

Maxwell 5 – Redding Christian 11 (3/1)
Maxwell 2 – Biggs 13 (3/2)
Maxwell 15 – Williams 1 (3/3)

Statistics from the Glen Cox Tournament where the Panthers finished 1-2 not available.
This week, Maxwell was scheduled to host Esparto on Tuesday ahead of its home tournament, which runs Mar. 9-11.

Pierce 2 – Woodland 18 (3/2)

The Bears opened their season with a lopsided loss to the Sac-Joaquin section Wolves last Thursday.

Isela Ambriz, Joci Ramos, and Ariana Ambriz each had a hit in the game, while Liliana Lievanos drove in a run.

Pierce continues non-conference play this week, having welcomed Anderson to town on Tuesday, before the Bears head to Biggs on Friday to take on the Wolverines.

Colusa 8 – Anderson 9 (3/2)

Colusa held a 3-2 lead after 3 innings, and although the RedHawks answered subsequent rallies by Anderson, they eventually lost in a walk-off in the bottom of the seventh.

While the RedHawks struggled against Cubs’ pitcher Erin Wiegand, who struck out 16, Colusa scored seven unearned runs to keep themselves in the game.

Preseason play continued this week with the RedHawks hosting Clear Lake on Mar. 7, ahead of the Randy Watt Invitational that starts Friday.

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