Rams volleyball players sign LOIs
Five Fresno City College volleyball players signed their letters-of-intent Friday, including two who are going to Division I Cal State Bakersfield.
Right side Lisa Armendariz and middle blocker Katie Dunbar-Lowe, who played at Clovis West then at Fresno City, will continue their careers with the Roadrunners.
Outside hitters Cassie Simons and Madison Rinehart will attend Simpson and setter Ashlyn Riding is off to San Diego Christian.
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The five players led Fresno City to a 14-0 Central Valley Conference record and 21-6 overall and played in the NorCal playoffs.
Water polo: Sunbirds swept at tournament
Senior goalie Kelsie Harvey eclipsed 1,000 career saves but Fresno Pacific (4-12) lost twice Friday to open the Convergence Tournament in Claremont.
Harvey had five saves in a 9-7 loss to Chapman (3-5). Mikayla Sheer scored three goals to bring the Sunbirds within 8-7 but the comeback stopped there.
Tournament co-host Pomona-Pitzer (4-6) then blitzed Fresno Pacific with seven unanswered goals in the second half to win 11-3. Mallory Rettig, Emily Marr and Julia Ponce each scored for the Sunbirds, who face Whittier and Occidental today.
Sunbirds rediscover baseball groove at Hilo
Fresno Pacific got back on track in the Pacific West Conference with a doubleheader sweep at Hawaii Hilo on Thursday, winning the series 3-1 after being swept a week earlier as the nation’s sixth-ranked NCAA Division II team by early league front-runner Hawaii Pacific.
Game 1 starter Jake Martinez gave up one earned run on nine hits in eight innings as the Sunbirds (12-7, 3-5) won 5-1 on a day that saw them to wrap up an eight-game road trip to the islands.
Preston Scott was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a steal in the first game, before delivering two hits, including a triple, and scoring twice in the 6-0 victory in game 2, which wrapped up late Thursday night PST. Wilson Ashford (3-1) pitched five-hit ball across six innings, striking out four, while improving his Sunbirds career-record victory total to 23.
The Vulcans fell to 5-8 and 3-5, getting its lone win in the series during a Wednesday doubleheader split.