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delivered a home run, single, scored two runs and recorded the save by closing the game with two strikeouts and the bases loaded as Central Section ninth-ranked Bullard continued to chase Edison for the CMAC title with a 7-5 win at Memorial.
’s two-run single at home in the seventh had put the Panthers in position for a dramatic walk-off beforeMettler
slammed the door for the Knights, who will end the conference season with two games against Edison in two weeks. … Fourth-ranked Edison, improving to 20-6 overall and 10-1 and a game ahead of Bullard in the league, received a combined seven hits, six runs and six RBIs atop the order fromTyler Turney
in a 12-4 win at Madera South. The Tigers will play a pair with No. 6 Madera next week.
, a junior, pitched a no-hitter and struck out eight as Hanford defeated No. 10 El Diamante 7-0 in the WYL. … The Miners slipped into a first-place tie with No. 11 Redwood, which blanked Lemoore 4-0 behindRickie Garcia
three-hitter and two RBIs.
pitched two inning for the win andMatt Salas
went 3 for 4 with an RBI as Reedley scored a 5-4 upset over Fresno, which entered 10-0 in the NYL.
’s two-run inside-the-park home run punctuated Buchanan’s four-run seventh as the second-ranked Bears rallied for an 8-6 TRAC win over No. 1 Central, forcing a tie among the Grizzlies and Clovis atop the conference.Katy Ridener
also drove in runs in the seventh for Buchanan against 30-6 Central.
TRACK AND FIELD
• Kingsburg’sJoey Souza
broke former OlympianRandy Williams
of Edison’s 44-year meet record by leaping 24 feet 5 ½ inches in the long jump at the Sanger Metric Classic.Williams
had gone 24-1 ½ in 1971.Souza,
who ranks second in the state in the long jump after placing second in the CIF State Championships a year ago, was named the meet’s male Outstanding Performer. The female honor went to Buchanan’sHannah Benoit
, who set a meet record in the 1600 (4:55.09). That broke the previous standard of 4:56.75 by former Bee Runner of the YearHagen Reedy
of Buchanann in 2012.
had 14 kills apiece whileTrey Lake
put up 36 assists andGer Lee
had 21 digs as Clovis held off host Granite Bay 3-2. The Cougars (13-7) will stay in Rocklin today for the Granite Bay Tournament, which also includes Clovis North and Sanger.