Grizzlies have no trouble with Anderson
Ryan Sharpe stands ready to get a runner out at first. The Grizzlies won their last game of the regular season against Anderson High School, 15-5. Photo by Maddie Musante
May 21 — The Lassen High School Grizzlies faced off against the Anderson High School Cubs in a home game Friday, May 3. The game was the last of Lassen’s regular season league games and the third of a three-game series against Anderson. The Grizzlies traveled to Anderson to play the Cubs in a doubleheader earlier in the week and won both games, making them the champions of the Northern Athletic League. Lassen also won Friday’s home game, 15-5.
Spirits were high among Grizzlies fans who were still elated about the team winning the league championship earlier in the week. Prior to the start of the game, the team honored seniors Jarrell Cunningham, Colby Chavez, Nate Freeman, Joey Beck and their parents by giving them flowers and announcing them to the crowd. The boys wrote thank you letters to their families, friends and supporters, which were read to the crowd by the announcer.
Sophomore Daniel Perry dominated at the plate for the Grizzlies, going 4 for 4, hitting a triple, a double and getting four RBIs. Nate Freeman, Jarrell Cunningham and Garrison Collier each had two RBIs for Lassen. Joey Beck had one RBI.
Beck pitched four innings and stuck out 10 batters, walked one and gave up only one hit and no runs. Cunningham pitched .2 innings and Freeman pitched .1.
The Grizzlies ended their regular season with a record of 11-1 and a league championship. They were the number two seed for the Northern Athletic League section playoffs and hosted the first round at Friday, May 10 at Memorial Park.