Clovis News: Sports

Highlights from April 7

SOFTBALL

Vanessa Gutierrez delivered two hits and three runs, and Sammy Jauregui and Rachel Marie Ruiz each added two hits and two RBIs as Lindsay remained unbeaten in the East Sequoia League with a 16-6 rout of Orosi.

BASEBALL

Anthony Valle threw a complete game, struck out six and had two hits as Madera South moved to 4-0 in North Yosemite League play by winning at Sunnyside 12-3. Spencer Sheets and Nick Palomino each had three hits.

Ryan Luna and Austin Fugate, keys to Corcoran's section D-V football title, are proving a terrific tandem in baseball as well, combining for seven hits, five runs and five RBIs -- in addition to Luna's win as a pitcher while throwing to Fugate -- as the Panthers coasted past McFarland 18-0.

Michael Tittle earned the win, striking out five in 42/3 innings of relief, and also had two hits and two stolen bases as Clovis North improved to 4-0 in the County/Metro Athletic Conference by winning 11-8 at league four-year reigning champion Bullard (2-2). Chris Mariscal homered and scored three runs for the fifth-ranked Broncos (15-3).

Ryan Massey and John Kruger each had two doubles among three hits as eighth-ranked Clovis totaled 14 hits in all and hammered No. 10 Central 12-3 to remain in a first-place tie with Buchanan, Clovis West and Clovis East in the Tri-River Athletic Conference. Sophomore Michael Fain earned the win.

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