While spring break limited the amount of baseball action, both Colusa and Pierce got in a full slate of games at the Sutter Spring Classic, however while the RedHawks fell just one game shy of reaching the championship, the Bears went winless. Williams, the only other local baseball team to play last week, lost in its only contest.
Colusa 6, Anderson 2 (4/16)
Colusa 6, Los Molinos 1 (4/16)
Colusa 8, Rio Vista 2 (4/17)
Woodland 6, Colusa 5 (8 in.) (4/18)
After a day’s delay due to weather, Colusa, playing on its home field, came away with two pool play wins to open the Sutter Spring Classic on April 16.
Cody Free got things going for the RedHawks in the first game against Anderson when he singled in the third inning to drive in a pair and break the 1-1 tie.
In the game, Colusa pounded out 10 hits led by Leo Guzman who was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate and Blake Steidlmayer who finished 2-for-4 in addition to making some nice defensive plays in the middle infield.
On the mound Xavier Lopez got the win going five and a third innings and striking out six before giving way to Christian Lyss who closed out the game.
The RedHawks followed up by downing Los Molinos in their second game of the day.
Guzman got the nod on the mound and went four innings striking out three before yielding to Drew Bradbury and Ethan Lay who each threw an inning of relief.
At the plate, Guzman stayed hot ending 2-for-3 with two RBI; Bradbury posted identical stats, while Clayton Angus had a pair of hits in the win.
On Wednesday, despite being out hit by the Rams, the RedHawks blew the game open in the sixth inning after a five run outburst.
Free and Conner Saso both had two RBI hits while Bradbury and Justin Lee each singled in a run for Colusa.
Bradbury had another nice outing on the hill tossing a six hit, four strikeout complete game.
In what proved to be its final game of the tournament, Colusa, despite a valiant effort, saw its bid to reach the championship game slip away as they were edged by Woodland in extra innings.
Facing the Wolves’ Oregon State bound lefty Cooper Hjerpe, the RedHawks showed no fear jumping out to a 5-1 lead capitalizing as Hjerpe struggled with control and sloppy play from his infield over five frames.
Yet Woodland rallied for two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to tie the game and pushed across an unearned run in the top of the eighth to which the RedHawks could not answer.
Steidlmayer and Bradbury finished with two hits apiece while Guzman, Saso, Angus and Free each singled.
Lyss performed admirably on the mound going six and two-thirds innings, as did the freshman Lay, who tossed an inning and a third in relief.
Colusa (20-5) hit the road for a showdown with Winters on Tuesday that will determine control of the Sacramento Valley League, and then close out the series with the Warriors at home on Friday.
Oroville 5, Pierce 1 (4/16)
Sutter 12, Pierce 2
Golden Sierra 10, Pierce 0
After a competitive opener at the Sutter Spring Classic, the Bears continued their season of struggles falling to the host Huskies before ending the tournament with a loss to the Grizzlies.
No statistics were provided by Pierce (1-16), who played Paradise at Raley Field on Tuesday night in its only game this week.
Hamilton City 14, Williams 4
Victory once again remained illusive for the inexperienced Yellowjackets as they fell on the road to the Braves in a Mid-Valley League contest last Tuesday.
Statistics were unavailable by the Sun Herald print deadline.
Williams (0-11, 0-7) is off this week before resuming play May 1 against East Nicolaus in Trowbridge.