Clovis News: Sports

Highlights from May 14

BASEBALL

Clovis West, ranked No. 1 in the Central Section, No. 2 in the state and No. 7 in the nation, solidified its bid for today's top seed in the Division I playoffs by defeating Clovis 8-3 behind the pitching of Michael Isom and the hitting of Jake Alvarez and Connor Buss. The Golden Eagles won the Tri-River Athletic Conference by two games over Buchanan for just the third league title in the program's 32-year history.

Hoover's Eric Hendricks hit two homers and drove in four runs, but No. 5 Clovis North -- the County/Metro Athletic Conference champion -- won 15-8 behind a 16-hit attack.

Kenny Corona went 4 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs to power D-V No. 3 Fowler past Riverdale 12-1 in the West Sequoia League.

Tyler Cook struck out 12 over seven innings as Chowchilla clinched a share of the North Yosemite League title by edging Liberty-Madera Ranchos 2-1 in nine innings.

SOFTBALL

Lindsey Clarkson pitched a six-hitter and Brittny Embrey added two hits and two RBIs as Central upset No. 1-ranked Buchanan 3-0 in the Tri-River Athletic Conference.

Pearl Bejarano had four hits and Stevie Underwood drove in three runs, and McLane beat Fresno 11-1 to share the North Yosemite League title with Madera South and Memorial.

D-VI No. 3 Kings Christian upset D-VI No. 1 Laton 2-0 in the East Sierra League behind Shelbi Rose's two-hitter with 11 strikeouts. Rose also had two hits and an RBI while outdueling Sydnee Cisneros, who also threw a two-hitter.

Immanuel's Liz Issak struck out 16, but Dinuba scored an unearned run in the top of the 12th inning for a 2-1 victory in the Central Sequoia League. The Emperors' Jenni Contreras threw a five-hitter.

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