The Warriors got the season started at the Terrio Therapy Spring Classic in Bakersfield, earning a marquee 5-3 win over former league nemesis Bakersfield Christian and thumping West 15-3 behind four homeruns and 13 hits overall.
Freshman Sagun Gainey led the charge with the win on the mound against the Eagles, pitching four innings and adding a double and a run scored on offense.
Also recording hits for Tehachapi (2-3) over BCHS were Shane Panek (double), Reid Feeley, Davin Domingo and Michael Cole. Michael Llamas, Blake Waters, Eric Johnson, Gainey and Domingo had runs scored, while Panek, Waters, Tyler Huebner, Llamas, and Cole had RBIs.
Tehachapi (2-3) also had a blowout 15-3 win over West last Friday, with Waters leading the charge, going 2-3 with two homeruns, seven RBIs and three runs scored.
Nick Urso also went 2-4 with a homerun and three RBIs, David Carter two hits with a run scored and a double, Cole 3-5 with three runs scored, and Llamas a homerun, three runs scored and two RBIs.
Gainey also went 2-3 at the plate and Cade Temple, Nathan Hedberg and Steven Neilsen each had a run scored.
Feeley got the win on the mount with eight strikeouts in four innings pitched.
Earlier in the tournament the Warriors had a 15-1 and 15-3 loss against Liberty and Stockdale, respectively, and a 4-3 loss to Ridgeview.
Waters had a solid pitching outing against Ridgeview, recording seven strikeouts in six innings against the Wolfpack and recording a double and three RBIs at the plate. Other plate highlights included Huebner going 2-3 with a run scored and Feeley, Domingo and Cole registering hits.
Waters also had a double against Liberty and Cole and Gainey each had a triples against Stockdale.
Up next for Tehachapi is a Tuesday away contest against Mira Monte and tournament action in the Antelope Valley, with games scheduled against Eastside, Highland-Palmdale and Lancaster Thursday through Saturday.