BASEBALL

Mount Shasta opens baseball playoffs Friday at Winters

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Mount Shasta Bears Bryce Sampson, Abe Radabaugh, and Tanner Mathis celebrate after Sampson scored the winning run in a home game against Dunsmuir May 2, 2013 in Mount Shasta.

Mount Shasta High School's baseball team is the No. 7 seed in Division III and is scheduled to play a first round Northern Section playoff game Friday at 4 p.m. at No. 2 Winters (17-12), which placed second to Sutter in the Butte View League.

Mid-Valley League champion Colusa (23-5) is the No. 1 seed in the Division and will open against No. 8 Trinity (7-18) on Friday.

If the Bears (8-13) knock off Winters, they would play a semifinal game Tuesday, May 14, at either No. 3 University Prep (19-6) or No. 6 Durham (10-10).

The Colusa-Trinity winner will advance to play either No. 4 Willows (16-6) or No. 5 Pierce (13-9).

Mount Shasta placed third in the Shasta Cascade League, behind Fall River and Etna.

First year head coach Joe Gell said he was proud of his young Bears team and the way they competed. He pointed out that the Bears lost the majority of their starting lineup to graduation last season.