The Mount Shasta varsity baseball team came through victorious last week, winning all three of its games.
The first game of the week was a nail-biter against the Yreka Miners. Yreka blew the gates wide open in the 6th inning by scoring 6 runs and taking the lead late in the game 8-2.
Mount Shasta answered with its own set of runs in the 6th and in the 7th to tie the game and send it into extra innings.
In the bottom of the 8th inning with bases loaded, the Miners gave up a walk which gave the Bears a 9-8 walkoff win.
Starting pitcher for the Yreka game was sophomore Ian Allen. Head Coach Chuck Mahan said, “Somewhere inside me knew that we were going to make something happen.”
Mahan said he is learning about this team more and more each day. “We are fighters and you can’t count us out late in the game,” he said.
In Friday’s league-opening doubleheader at home against Fall River, the Bears won both games, 8-2 and 6-4.
Kaden Riccomini was the starting pitcher for the first game and had 11 strikeouts. He went 4-for-4 at the plate with two runs batted in.
Mahan said the Bears’ defense was amazing in both games. They only had one error in the first.
Dillon Ward got the last three outs of the first game. Hunter Stock was the starting pitcher for the second game and pitched 5 1/3 innings, only allowing 2 runs. Kaimana Ferguson closed out the game and got the last six outs.
Mahan said it was an overall “great team effort... We put ourselves in a good position for league.”
The Bears’ next game will be on April 9 at West Valley. This is a non-conference game.