The Lassen High School Grizzlies baseball team took on the ever tough U-Prep at Frank Ernaga Field Friday, April 26 where the Grizzlies would send U-Prep packing in 3-1 win, clinching the NAL league championship for their second year in a row.
The Grizzlies followed that up Tuesday, April 30 when they faced off against the Yreka Miners at Frank Ernaga field where the Grizzlies would fall 8-5 against Yreka.
This ended the Lassen High baseball 21 game league win streak, putting the Grizzlies at 8-1 in league and 16-6 overall for the season.
Lassen vs. U-Prep
Starting on the mound in the game against U-Prep was Ethan Williams, who would complete the game and garner the win.
Williams pitched all seven innings, only allowed two hits, gave up one run, one walk, and recorded five strike outs.
Leading in hitting against U-Prep was Lowgan Fisher who collected two hits and scored one run.
Speed demon Miles Ormachea recorded two hits and one run, Finn Osborn and Gabe Delgado both finished with a hit and a RBI.
Defeating U-Prep gave the Grizzlies the NAL league championships, and as well put them in the No. 2 spot in the section playoffs for points.
Lassen vs. Yreka
Starting out against Yreka, the Grizzlies had Lowgan Fisher on the mound. Fisher unfortunately was picked up early by Yreka and only pitched three innings and two outs, allowing eight hits one walk, a solo strike out and gave up four runs.
Williams pitched in relief but had the same issue and Yreka’s bats were on point. Williams pitched for just one inning and one out allowing two hits and a run.
Brock Wolf stepped in to close out the game, Wolf gave up three hits, two walks, three runs and tallied one strike out.
Osborn led in hitting for the Grizzlies, collecting two hits that included a double, one run scored and one RBI.
Cole Dyer followed with two hits, a double, and a run scored. Ormachea looked hot as the game started leading off in the first inning with a hit, two back-to-back stolen bases, and walked later in the game.
As the Grizzlies have already won the League title they are still in for the season with their last league game Thursday, May 2 at Yreka, and a home section playoff game starting Tuesday, May 7.
The results for these were unavailable at press time but look for them in the Tuesday, May 14 issue of the Lassen County Times.