Local sports briefs: Fresno City pitcher flirts with no-hitter in baseball victory

Jorge Alvarado pitched no-hit ball for six-plus innings, Joe Garabedian hit a two-run home run in the fourth and Fresno City beat Taft 10-2 on Saturday, giving the Rams their 10th straight win and another Central Valley Conference series sweep.

Alvarado (7-1) did not allow a hit until Jeff Gilstrap doubled with one out in the seventh. He wound up allowing two hits and two runs in 71/3 innings.

The Rams (22-3, 17-1), second-ranked in NorCal, No. 5 in the Pacific West region and No. 14 in the national poll, have swept five of their CVC rivals. The Cougars dropped to 14-10 and 7-8.

Fresno Pacific sets marks at local invite

Sarah Hill and Courtney Moore broke school records as Fresno Pacific celebrated its senior class and welcomed fellow Valley programs to its Sunbird Open track and field meet.

Moore finished in 2:09.34 in the 800, the top mark in NCAA Division II this season. Hill set the school record twice in the high jump, finishing at 5-10.

Sequoias’ Holland Cabara won both the men’s 100 (10.47) and 200 (21.15).

Sunbirds suffer road sweep, get series split

Fresno Pacific dropped both ends of a Saturday doubleheader to host Cal Baptist as the teams settled for a split of their four-game Pacific West Conference series.

The Sunbirds (20-10, 8-8) allowed four homers in a 12-4 loss in game 1, then hit into three double plays in a 4-3 defeat in seven innings. Cal Baptist is 16-14 and 8-4.

Preston Scott hit a two-run home run for Fresno Pacific in the opener. Michael Tittle had a two-run shot in the nightcap.

Wright wraps up as Texas swims to title

USC senior Cary Wright, the ex-Clovis West High star, completed his Trojans career with a 37th-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly at the NCAA Championships, where Texas ran away with its 11th men’s team title.

Texas had 528 points. Cal was second with 399 and USC fourth with 278.

Fresno Pacific suffers narrow loss in pool

Fresno Pacific senior Kelsie Harvey had a season-high 18 blocks, but Azusa Pacific won 7-6 in a Golden Coast Conference match.

Emily Marr had her third hat trick of the season for the Sunbirds (7-19, 0-3).