• Fourth-seeded Tulare Western rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh, includingJordan Padilla
RBI single, to defeat No. 13 Memorial 4-3 in D-I and bring a close to the 19-year career of coach and former major leaguerPete Dalena
, who announced he was stepping down after the game. Dalena, who led the Panthers to section titles in 2001 and 2006, will be replaced on an interim basis in 2016 by current Memorial assistantCasey Padgett
. The Mustangs, meanwhile, will host No. 5 Madera in Friday’s quarterfinals. ... Elsewhere around D-I,Nick Sheehan
knocked in runs during the third inning as No. 7 Bullard beat No. 10 Stockdale 2-1 to set up a meeting at No. 2 Centennial. ... Defending champion and third-seeded Clovis received two hits, two runs and an RBI from
in a 9-2 defeat of No. 14 Clovis East. The Cougars next host Clovis West at 6:30 p.m. Friday after the No. 6 Golden Eagles beat No. 11 Liberty-Bakersfield 8-2 behindJordon Yoshida
, who struck out six in five innings, and homered, doubled, scored three runs and drove in three. ...Matt Fraizer
went 3 for 4, drove in three runs and scored one, andCooper Copland
earned the win with three innings of relief as No. 9 Clovis North beat No. 8 Frontier 9-7 to advance to the quarterfinals against No. 1 Buchanan.
allowed a hit and one run while striking out six over six innings to lead No. 4 Hanford over No. 13 Sanger 10-3 in D-II. The Bullpups host No. 12 North next.
pitched a four-hitter to lead No. 7 Dinuba past No. 10 Madera South 5-2 in D-III. The Emperors travel to No. 2 Ridgeview next.
homered to power No. 4 Firebaugh over No. 12 Corcoran 6-1 in D-VI, advancing to a quarterfinal against No. 5 Immanuel, which beat No. 12 Delano 6-0 behindCarson Schellenberg
no-hitter with 14 strikeouts. Also, No. 8 Dos Palos received an eight-strikeout complete game and a home run fromEfrain Del Rio
in a 10-3 defeat of No. 9 Fowler.
Alan Frausto knocked in two runs to back Matt Edlund’s six-hitter as No. 6 Caruthers edged No. 11 Mendota 3-2 in D-V and advanced to face No. 3 Sierra Pacific.