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Rams rally in extra innings to beat Winters

Mar 08, 2022 12:00AM ● By Story and photos by Regina Fish

Dixon pitcher Ryan Green throws a pitch during a 2-1 loss in extra innings against Winters on Monday, March 8 in Winters.

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WINTERS, CA (MPG) - The Dixon High School varsity baseball team won their third game in a row Monday in eight innings with a 2-1 road victory at Winters.

Seven innings was not quite enough for the Rams (5-1) and Warriors (1-4) on Monday afternoon as the game went into extras knotted at one. In the top of the eighth, Kai Mulitsch-Reynolds singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring the go-ahead run.

Pitching was strong on both sides of this defensive duel. Dixon struck out ten, while Winters sat down seven.

In the bottom of the second inning, Winters got their offense on the scoreboard when AJ Pignataro hit into a fielder's choice, scoring one run.

In the top of the fourth, Dixon tied the game at one. Junior Jett Harris singled on the first pitch to score the game-tying run.

Hayden Moore earned the win for the Rams. Moore lasted 1 2/3 innings, allowing two hits, zero earned runs and no walks while striking out three.  Ryan McGarr-Green threw one inning of relief out of the bullpen, recording the last three outs to earn the save for Dixon.

Anthony Duran took the loss for Winters. The sophomore pitcher surrendered one run on two hits over one inning, striking out one without allowing a walk. Matt Moore started the game on the bump for Winters. The senior hurler tossed seven innings, allowing one run on four hits, striking out six and walking none.

Harris started the game for the Rams. The righthander lasted 5 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out six.

Cade Jacobson, Nolan Fish, Malakai Martinez, Nick Barr, Harris and Mulitsch-Reynolds each had one hit for Dixon.  The Rams were sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Jack Kirchhoff made the most plays with 12.

Matt Moore went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Winters in hits.