The Chico Dragons rebounded from a rough 10-2A opener with a 12-2 victory over Tioga Thursday.
Cameron Weatherly closed the game with a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth.
Chico plated eight runs in the fifth to reach the mercy rule.
Weatherly finished 2-for-3 with a double and homer and scored three runs. Kolton Forbus went 3-for-3.
Weatherly also picked up the win with 11 strikeouts in five innings of work. He allowed five hits and two runs – one earned.
Chico (3-6-1) dropped its district opener to Lindsay 20-6 in five innings. Lindsay took advantage of 11 walks and tallied 13 hits, including a pair of homers.
Weatherly and Devon Wilson each doubled and drove in two runs in the loss.