The Lassen High School Grizzlies baseball team loaded up the bus to Redding, California to compete in the ACA Baseball Tournament, Thursday, March 21 through Saturday, March 23.
The Grizzlies started against Del Norte where the Grizzlies finished on top 11-4. The Grizzlies then faced Ferndale defeating them 14-4.
Following was Reedsport where the Grizzlies were able to shut them down 8-1, but the Grizzlies ended the tournament with a loss against Arcata 9-5.
Grizzlies vs. Del Norte
Starting off the tournament for the Grizzlies was Brock Wolf on the mound where he pitched for two innings, allowing six hits, walked three, one strike out and one run.
Wolf was pulled, pitching two innings and one out before Dylan Enriquez was put in as relief for an inning, allowing three hits, one walk, three strike outs and he gave up three runs.
Gabe Delgado stepped in after Enriquez for one inning of relief allowing no hits, no runs, and striking out three.
The Grizzlies hitting against Del Norte was a spectacular. Wolf put up three hits with two doubles and one RBI. Ethan Williams as well had three hits with a double, a home run and four RBIs. Miles Ormachea put up one hit, with a homerun and one RBI.
Grizzlies vs. Ferndale
Lowgan Fisher was the starting and winning pitcher for the Grizzlies going three innings with five hits off of him, one walk, two strikeouts, four runs, and two earned runs.
Evan Westfall pitched in relief going two innings allowing no hits, one walk, no strike outs, and no runs against him.
Cole Dyer was the standout at bat for the Grizzlies with three hits, two doubles, and a single RBI.
Enriquez as well had three hits, along with a home run and two RBI’s. Williams and Fisher both finished with two hits, both with a double and both with two RBI’s.
Lassen vs. Reedsport
Williams was the starting and winning pitcher for the Grizzlies against Reedsport, with Williams allowing one hit, no walks, three strike outs and no runs against him.
Enriquez then stepped in as relief going two innings allowing no hits, three walks, three strike outs and one run against him but no earned runs.
Wolf and Dyer were again the sluggers for the Grizzlies with two hits each, two RBI’s and Wolf with a stolen base.
Lassen vs. Arcata
The Grizzlies had a tougher time against their final match up in Arcata High School.
Ethan Williams started, and the losing pitcher went five innings allowing seven hits, no walks, three strike outs, nine runs and one earned run.
Fisher pitched in relief going for one out of an inning, allowing one hit and no runs.
Wolf then closed out pitching with one inning on the mound, allowed one hit and no runs.
Enriquez and Dyer were the best at bat against Arcata, each garnering three hits, both with a home run and both with an RBI a piece.
“We won our first three games and played in the big school championship game. We faced Arcata and jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first three innings,” said head coach Scott Foreman.
He continued, “We then self destructed making seven errors in the last four innings, which allowed Arcata to come back and beat us, 9-5. All Arcata runs were scored after two outs and of their nine runs scored against us only one run was earned. We have to make routine plays to win games, and we actually have struggled at that this year, and this game it cost us a tournament championship.”
Due to the inclement weather, the Grizzlies Friday, March 29 game against Central Valley was cancelled.
Date for a make up game has yet to be determined.