Three Lindsay High School singles players and two Strathmore doubles and one Granite Hills doubles team qualified for the second day of the East Sequoia League championships after advancing to the quarterfinals Wednesday at Granite Hills High School.
In doubles, Granite Hills’ No. 5 Jose Atrisco and Victor Reyes defeated No. 12 Matthew Nanlangka and Salvador Campos of SHS 8-0 but lost 8-1 to No. 4 Joshua Wilkinson and Kristan Losenara of Sierra Pacific. From Strathmore, No. 10 Jorge Prado and Jose Lara beat Woodlake’s No. 7 Gerardo Perez and Miguel Rios 8-6 but lost 8-2 to No. 2 Jackie Gang and Bradley C. of SPHS. Also from Strathmore No. 6 Romulo Campos and Heriberto Vasquez beat Granite Hills No. 11 Luis Atrisco and Jair Ramirez but lost 8-2 to Corcoran’s No. 3 Kevin Alvarez and Luis Leyva.
From Lindsay in singles, No. 8 Roberto Dios beat No. 9 Jorge Ambriz of SHS 8-4 but lost 8-0 to No. 1 Marco Diaz of SPHS in the quarterfinals. No. 5 Gilbert Gutierrez defeated No. 12 Julian Castillo of Corcoran 8-0 then lost 8-0 to No. 4 Brandon Atilano of CHS. No. 6 Braulio Mena defeated Andy Garcia 8-3 but lost 8-1 to No. 3 Jingiao Lu of SPHS.
Today’s final matches begin at 11 a.m. with all local players playing in the consolation bracket.
Painter, Larson tie for 1st in mini meet
Strathmore High School’s Colton Painter and Jeeven Larson each shot a 76 for the lowest scores in Tuesday’s 18-hole East Sequoia League mini meet at River Island Country Club.
Sierra Pacific remained on top of the team scores with a score of 444 while Granite Hills (480) placed second, Strathmore (536) third and Lindsay (591) fourth.
Finishing in the top 10 were GHHS Bryce Painter (84) in third, SHS Chris Ferrer (97) in eighth and Sergio Salinas (99) in 10th.
Strathmore High School’s William Reece pitched a complete game shutout in the Spartans 3-0 win over Robert F Kennedy in Tuesday’s non-league baseball game at home.
Reece struck out four and gave up only two hits.
“This was William’s best game as a pitcher,” SHS head coach Thad Reece said. “He had command and his teammates played well behind him. It was a big game for us in regards to our division. We must continue to get better.”
The Spartans scored all three runs in the bottom of the third. Logan Tree led off with a walk, Josue “Jackie” Topete singled Tree to second. William singled to load the bases. Jacob Flores doubled in Tree and Topete. Jaylen Oats knocked in William with a fielder’s choice.
Strathmore only had four hits with Topete having two of them.
The Spartans are on the road against Granite Hills today.
Tulare Union 2
Porterville High School baseball defeated Tulare Union at home in Tuesday’s East Yosemite League game.
Panthers’ pitcher, Will Hipps, started the game and went six innings with two runs on four hits three walks. Hipps also had six strikeouts in the win. Cameron Fish closed the game in the seventh with two strikeouts.
At the plate, Seth Correa and Noah Munoz went 2-for-4 with one RBI, while Correa also had two runs scored. Ricky Carranza, Matt Rangel and Santiago Sanchez each had a hit and a run scored. Carranza, Sanchez and Herrera also had their lone hits lead to RBIs.
PC’s Gomez homers twice in doubleheader split with Reedley
Annisa Gomez’ two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning proved to be the game-winner for Porterville College softball in a narrow 3-2 Central Valley Conference victory at Reedley College on Tuesday. The Pirates earned a split with the Tigers after dropping the opening game of the doubleheader with a final score of 7-4.
Gomez went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, a home run and one run scored to lead the team offensively.
Ashley Eyraud got the start on the mound but allowed two runs on eight hits and one strikeout. She was relieved by Alexis Rodriguez, who gave up no runs on two hits, two walks and one batter hit. Rodriguez also had two strikeouts.
In the second game, Reedley outscored Porterville 7-1 in the first two innings for the only runs the Tigers would need to get the win. The Pirates scored again in the third inning with a two-run home run from Gomez and Kassy Cervantes had an RBI-single for the final run in the top of the seventh.
Porterville moved to 9-6 in CVC play and is 21-12 overall. The Pirates return to conference play today when they host Merced College in a 2 p.m. game.
Lindsay High School softball lost 22-14 to Woodlake in Tuesday’s East Sequoia League game at home.
For the Cardinals, Isabelle Sanchez led the team with four runs and was hit by a pitch four times. Bianca Cabrera went 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Jimena Magana went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Arianna Uribe took the loss with 22 runs allowed on seven hits and 24 walks.