Strathmore's William Reece

Strathmore High School's William Reece pitches during a game against Farmersville High School Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Strathmore.

Strathmore High School’s bats were hot against Farmersville in a 13-0 rout of the Aztecs in Tuesday’s East Sequoia League at home.

The Spartans (6-3-1, 3-1 ESL) finished with 15 hits, 11 RBIs and four extra base hits. Strathmore opened the game up with a six-run second inning and then poured on seven more runs in the fourth. 

Jacob Flores and Jaylen Oats were two of the team’s big hitters with Flores going 1-for-2 with a triple, three RBIs, two runs scored and two walks. Oats went 2-for-4 with a triple, four RBIs and one run scored. 

John Leal, who led off the second inning with a double, went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs while Josue Topete was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Angel Topete had an RBI and a double, and Rigo Alvarez had an RBI.

Strathmore’s William Reece got the start on the mound, giving up no runs on four hits and three strikeouts. Josue Topete finished the last two innings with three strikeouts, two walks and no hits allowed.

“It was a good game after the long eight, nine-day break,” SHS head coach Thad Reece said. “I thought we did what we had to do. William did a good job of coming in and throwing strikes. He threw under 50 pitches for five innings. That’s a really, really good job. So great job by him.

Thad Reece added, “Some big hits by Jaylen Oats and by Jacob Flores with bases loaded, ducks on the pond, and they were able to drive in three. So that kind of opened things up. That’s kind of what we do. We do a lot of running and we hope to get guys in scoring position. So the first inning we had that and didn’t come through. So it was nice to see them come through after that.” 

Strathmore’s next game is Thursday at Sierra Pacific (11-1, 4-0 ESL), who sit at first in the ESL.

SOFTBALL

Monache 5

Tulare Union 2

Monache High School softball defeated Tulare Union 5-2 at home in their East Yosemite League opener. 

Ariana Rivas was the winning pitcher after six hits, four walks and two strikeouts.

“She pitched a little gem,” MHS head coach Dave Koontz said. “She kept them off balance. They did hit her at times but she really pitched a good game.”

Koontz said the team also played great defensively, adding, “Our team beat their team.”

The Marauders’ top hitters were Cieanna Correa, Kiyah Ramirez and Mia Rivas. Correa went 2-for-3 with a double, 2 RBIs and two runs scored; Ramirez went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored; and Mia Rivas was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

BOYS GOLF

Porterville 236

Tulare Western 282 

Porterville High School boys golf remained undefeated this season with a 236-282 win over Tulare Western on the road in Tuesday’s East Yosemite League match. 

Tyler Jones shot a 43, Parker Jones a 45, Ethan Standridge a 48, Jayden Gammon a 48, Adam Daguman a 52 and Tony Fusco a 60. 

“As a team I’m very pleased with our progress so far,” PHS head coach David Herrera said. “Tyler had a very good today on very fast greens. We are very fortunate to have such a solid group of athletes. There is no team in the Valley that works harder then this team. We are still undefeated so far this season and are working hard to keep it up.”

WOMEN’S TENNIS

Porterville 7

Sequoias 2

Porterville College women’s tennis beat a five-player College of Sequoias team 7-2 in a Big South 8 Conference match Tuesday on the road.

In singles, No. 1 Claire Nuno won 6-2, 7-6; No. 3 Raquel Calo won 6-3, 6-0; No. 4 Neelam Aziz won 6-2, 6-4; and No. 6 Annabelle Rivera won by default. No. 2 Eileen Counihan-Rooney lost her first set 6-4, but won the next 7-5 and the tiebreaker 10-5 for a victory as well. 

In doubles, Nuno and Counihan-Rooney won the No. 1 match 8-4 and the Pirates took the No. 3 match by default.

PC is 6-4 in conference.

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