McLane’s Nunez pitches perfect game
Moses Nunez threw a perfect game with nine strikeouts to lead McLane to a 10-0 victory against Riverdale at the Selma Kiwanis Tournament on Monday. McLane’s Paul Avila batted 3 for 4 with a double and five RBIs.
Dominant pitching, however, later led to McLane’s demise in a 4-2 loss to Sierra. The Chieftains’ Harry Blunt struck out 10 in a complete-game effort. Teammate Reed Telles batted 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
Sierra also defeated Riverdale 4-2 with Evan Winiger tossing a complete game with nine strikeouts. Sierra’s Tanner Poore batted 3 for 4 with an RBI.
Selma’s Jeremiah Chavez got the win and batted 2 for 3 with three RBIs to power the Bears to a 17-1 victory over Sierra Pacific in five innings. Selma’s Anthony Brooks went 3 for 4 with two RBIs.
Carson Schellenberg of Immanuel pitched a shutout with eight strikeouts and Andrew Lackey homered for the game’s only run as Immanuel edged Firebaugh 1-0. Brian Lopez pitched six innings for Firebaugh.
Pitchers Mario Lopez and David Gill helped Cesar Chavez shut out two opponents at the Selma Tournament, defeating Aragon-San Mateo 8-0 and Lindsay 11-0 in five innings. Will Ruiz went 3 for 4 with an RBI against Aragon and drove in three runs against Lindsay.
Michael Sassano and Austin Del Torro each batted 2 for 3 for Liberty-Madera Ranchos in a 7-2 win against Lindsay.
The 13-team tournament continues Tuesday with 10 games. The championship is 6 p.m. Wednesday at Selma.
Monday’s baseball highlights
Brandon Perez earned the win and Paul O’Brien went 3 for 4 with four RBIs as Kingsburg defeated Washington while marching into Tuesday’s 7:15 p.m. championship against Central Sequoia League rival Dinuba. Kingsburg also beat Central Valley Christian 13-7 as Russell Bunting had two hits and four RBIs, and O’Brien added two hits and four runs.
Monday’s softball highlights
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Mikahla Diegan homered and Alex Gardner went 3 for 4 with three RBIs as Washington mercy-ruled Immanuel 15-1 in four innings. Washington, which also defeated Woodlake 10-0 behind Diegan’s 10 strikeouts, has won 10 straight in the tournament. Washington will face Chowchilla in the semis at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Chowchilla defeated Lindsay 1-0 as Amari Gaines and Krislyn Kraige each went 2 for 3.
Fowler and Immanuel will face off in the other semifinal. Fowler took care of Chowchilla 10-1 in five innings as Amanda Jimenez went went 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Immanuel’s Genesis Zamora was masterful in the circle and at the plate during a 5-0 win against Caruthers, pitching a three-hitter and batting 3 for 3 with two two doubles, three runs and two RBIs. The Redcats also downed Sierra Pacific 10-2 as Jennifer Hernandez, Alex Flores and Ariana Cruz each batted 2 for 3.
Sierra Pacific’s Kiannah Molina had a monstrous day, batting 5 for 5 with two home runs and nine RBIs in a 22-2 victory against Parlier. Teammates Miranda Padilla and Lilly Goins each drove in three runs. Parlier later beat Lindsay 6-5, scoring three runs in the top of the seventh. Amanda Beltran got the win and batted 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs.
Caruthers’ Lindsey Gilmore hit a home run and drove in four in an 8-1 win against Minarets. The Blue Raiders also received two hits, two runs and two RBIs from Briana Davila.
Minarets blanked Woodlake 5-0 with pitcher Baylee Avina getting the win. Minarets’ Karissa Castillo batted 2 for 3.
KERMAN EASTER CLASSICStephanie Herring Mackenzie Soper Bobbie Falcon Christina Showalter McKayla Maggini Ally Cerda