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+ WEDNESDAY >> MARCH 23, 2016 THE GRIDLEY HERALD Question or comments? Contact Editor Lisa Van De Hey at Ivandehey@gr I I I I I IIIIIIIIIIIIII I Biggs Varsity baseball finally got in their first games of the season Friday March 18, against Los Molinos. Biggs lost the first game 8-6. Whilg the Wolver- ines manage to score a run every inning they gave up a 3 run inning in the top of the 5th which allowed Los Molinos to come out with the win in game one. Ben Solansky 1 for 2 with a Rbi double arun scored. Game two of the double header Biggs out-, played Los Molinos 15-2. Eloy Ibarra Was 3-3 with a double, 3 RBI'S and 3 runs batted in. He also was the pitcher throwing a complete game giving up 1 earn run and striking out 6. Brenden Smith helped going 2-2 with a double with4 runs scored, Ben Solansky stayed hot going 2 for 2 with another RBI double and scoring 3 runs. SAFE AT HOME ! - Biggs Wolverine Matt Mize slid into home Friday with bases loaded in the season opener at home against Los Molinos. (Photo by Lisa Van De Hey) GREAT DAY FOR BASEBALL - Although the Biggs Wol- verine Varsity team lost to Los Molinos last Friday in their home opener.B-6, it was a great day for baseball in Biggs. (Photo by Lisa Van De Hey) OPENING DAY FOR GRID- LEY LITTLE LEAGUE - Saturday was a beautiful Spring day for the annual Opening Day Celebration for Gridley Little League at Vierra Park with all of the fields occupied with play- ers as their families looked on. (Photo by Lisa Van De Hey) Centeris a The Senior Center in the Gridley Recreation Office in Vierra Park is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m., to noon each week. Activities include cards and games on Mondays and Wednesdays, Bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays and all are welcome. o t- il ,( Fairgrounds, Yu " Fri No 6 . on- Sat. 10-5 0 " Sun. 10-5 @ Family fun! ...... P KING! Gift & Gourmet Hall! Great food! Over 250 Home, Galen and Rereationai Exhibits! PRESENTED BY APPE C T m By David Vantress And Sports~News Reporter the BUll- dogs went The Gridley High a per- School baseball team is fect4-0 off to a pretty good start in win- so far in'2016: ningthe The Bulldogs are 5-0 BillWells on the young season and Classic in took the championship at Durham. the Durham Tournament Gridley last weekend, edged The Bulldogs will be Durham, without the services of 10-9 in one of their best players, the tour- senior Quinn Spring, for nament a few weeks. Spring is opener last recovering from an arm Thursday; injury suffered during the nipped Bulldog boys basketball West Val- team's recent playoffrun, ley, 3-2 BULLDOGS BEAT LIONS - Gridley pitcher Austin Knipe delivers a pitch last Wednes- day against Live Oak. The Bulldogs defeat- ed the Lions, 12-1 and are off to a 5-0 start so far in 2016. (Photo by David Vantress) "It hurts not having later that a .353 average, six hits, him out there, Coach day; blanked Rio Vista, five runs scored and three Dan Crabtree said. "But 8-0 on Saturday; and RBIs. Catcher Ernie Can- we're having other guys beat Durham, 4-2 in the dilo is batting .455 with step up? championship contest on five hits, five runs scored The Bulldogs are get-Saturday. and eight RBIs. Jared ting timely hitting and Austin Knipe is off Kopp is hitting .385 good pitching so far- two to a good start on the with five hits, three runs key elements of winning mound for the Bulldogs. scored and five RBIs. baseball. Knipe got the win against Gridley is in ac- Gridley opened its Live OaklastWednesday, tion this weekend at 2016 season last Wednes- throwing all five innings, the ACA Invitational day on the road at Live Knipe is 1-0 with a O.O0 Oak, and got a 12-1 win ERA, giving up just three in Redding, a 24-team tournament. They face over the Lions in a con- hits. and one unearned Lassen Thursday after: test halted after five irL- run so far. ning due to the lO-rnnLeading hitters so farnoon and are scheduled rule., in 2016 for Gridley in- to play Mt. Shasta Fri- clude Tyler Woolery, with day morning at 9 a.m. BIGGS GIRLS OFF TO GOOD GAME IN CHESTER FOR BIGGS GIRLS - Biggs' Sierra Schwartz leads off/~; Biggs' shortstop Miranda Welkins makes ond base in a game against Quincy at the a throw from her knees in a loss to Ches- Maxwell Tournament which the girls won ter 11-5. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Cor- 13-3. They also beat Pierce 8-5. (Photo riea) courtesy of Jennifer Corriea)