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Imagine being the pitching coach of the pitcher producing results rivaling the best in Central Section history.
It's the worst fear for a high school athlete, particularly a great one: failing to complete a senior career because of injury.
James Patrick isn't ready to saddle that Harley quite yet. "I don't want to hang a number on anything because that's when you're announcing retirement," the 54-year-old Clovis High baseball coach said during practice Monday, three days after he won his 600th game when the Cougars scored eight runs in the last two innings to stun Clovis East 8-7.
There was a day not too long ago when the domestic diamond duels of the Patricks were quite the buzz in Tri-River Athletic Conference baseball: James the father vs. Kevin the son; brothers Chris vs. Kevin; Dad vs. Chris, and so on.
REEDLEY -- They'll stuff three charter buses at Immanuel High this afternoon, roll down south and thunder for their Eagles in a Southern California Regional Division V semifinal against Sierra Canyon-Chatsworth.
The Southern California basketball regionals open today sans a frequent girls participant that belonged again -- Hanford.