Clovis News: Sports

Baseball season in full swing

The Coca-Cola Baseball Classic and Central Baseball Classic will open today with large fields and several teams that dominated section play last year.

The two-week, seven-day Coca-Cola Classic, hosted by Clovis, will feature defending Tri-River Athletic Conference champion Buchanan, D-I runner-up Clovis West, defending County/Metro Athletic Conference titlist Bullard, reigning D-II king Edison and D-II semifinalist El Diamante.

Today's top games in the 14-team field will match Buchanan and Bullard at 3 p.m. at Clovis, and the state's eighth-ranked Clovis West hosting Beyer-Modesto at 4 p.m.

The 18-team Central tournament has attracted defending section champions in Hanford (D-III) and Liberty-Madera Ranchos (D-V), and section runners-up in Memorial (D-II), Madera South (D-III) and Selma (D-IV).