Things did not go as planned for the Colusa RedHawks, the only county baseball team in action last week, as they fell to the Winters Warriors twice by decisive margins, and as a result dropped two games behind in the Sacramento Valley League standings with just a two games remaining in the regular season.
Having lost just one time in its previous nine contests, Colusa hoped to carry its momentum into the showdown with Winters on the road last Tuesday, but such was not the case as the Warriors handed the
RedHawks their first SVL setback by a 12-3 margin.
While Winters touched up Colusa for six runs in the first inning, Conner Saso doubled to drive in one and Clayton Angus singled to plate a pair which put Colusa right back in the game in the top of the second, but unfortunately they would be the RedHawks’ only runs while the Warriors continued to add to their count.
Drew Bradbury and Blake Steidlmayer provided the only other RedHawk hits.
Returning home last Friday with the hope of bouncing back and evening the league series with the Warriors, Colusa made some costly mistakes in the field that allowed Winters to break the game open in the fourth inning and put it out of reach in the fifth en route to a 15-1 drubbing of the RedHawks.
Once again Colusa failed to get the bats going, managing just three hits with only Steidlmayer, Christian Lyss and Cody Free recording singles.
Colusa (20-7, 4-2) began its final the regular season series on Tuesday at home against Willows (10-13, 3-2) before traveling north to face the Honkers again on Friday.