Grizzlies baseball nabs win over U-Prep

The Lassen High School Grizzlies baseball team traveled to Redding, California Tiger Field where they clinched an 8-2 win over U-Prep in a nail biting finish.

Leading into the top of the sixth inning, the Grizzlies were down 2-0 against U-Prep, but Miles Ormachea led with a single, then stole second and finished by scoring on an error by U-Prep.

The Grizzlies were then at 2-1 with two outs and runners on second and third when Evan Westfall hit a single, scoring two runs. However, a Lassen runner was called for fielder interference, discounting the runs and giving the Grizzlies their third out.

In the top of the seventh, David Painter led the Grizzlies with a walk, followed likewise by Gabe Delgado. Ormachea stepped up to bat, bunting for a base hit, loading the bases for the Grizzlies.

Grizzly pitcher Brock Wolf was then up, but was hit by a pitch bringing in the tying run. The bases were still loaded when Cole Dyer hit a single bringing in two more runs.

U-Prep had decided to intentionally walk Ethan Williams. Then Finn Osborn hit a double to clear the bases, followed up by Evan Westfall who hit a line drive, scoring Osborn to bring the Grizzlies to 8-2 over U-Prep.

Bottom of the seventh, Wolf was on the mound, where he closed out the game with a scoreless inning for U-Prep.
Lowgan Fisher was the starting pitcher for the Grizzlies, pitching four innings and one out. Fisher allowed six hits, two walks, two runs, and recorded four strikeouts.

Wolf came in for relief, picking up the win pitching two innings and two outs, allowing one hit one walk, pitched a single strike out, and zero runs against him.

Dyer knocked it out of the park, with three hits, including two doubles and recorded three RBIs.

Ormachea garnered two hits, two runs and a stolen base, Osborn finished with a double, a run scored and three RBIs.

The Grizzlies had a game Friday, April 26 against U-Prep at Frank Ernaga Field at Memorial Park, results were unavailable at press time, but look for the results in the Tuesday, May 7 issue of the Lassen County Times.