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Sports briefs: Hanford's Lane Pulliam takes Len Ross lead; Fresno City baseball, softball teams win

Hanford High’s Lane Pulliam took a one-stroke lead on Tyler Burnes of Centennial after the second day of the 68th annual Len Ross-Fresno City Junior Amateur Championship.

Pulliam shot a day-best, 1-over 73 to lead the boys 16-18 field at 72-73—145 at Fig Garden Golf Club. Burnes led after the first round but fell back Tuesday at 69-77—146. Fresno’s Blake Hathcoat (73-75—148) and Anthony Georgouses (74-74—148) were tied for third.

Other boys divisional leaders were: Ian Oehlschlaeger (77-75—152) in 14-15, Connor Larkin (78-85—163) in 12-13, Aidan Tran (29-27—56) in 10-11 and Ansen Tran (37-30—67) in 7-9.

Rocklin’s Nicole Schroeder held on for a one-stroke lead in the girls 15-18 division at 75-79—154. Jacqueleine Ngo of Friant was second (77-78—155) and Tammy Lim was third (76-82—158).

Aya Enkoji (77-81—158) led the girls 12-14 and Ellie Sand (33-34—67) was in first in the girls 10-11.

JC baseball: Rams’ Brogdon still unbeaten

Connor Brogdon pitched a three-hit shutout as the NorCal No. 2-ranked Fresno City College baseball team cruised to a 9-0 victory over Cerritos at the Allan Hancock Spring Classic in Santa Mara.

Brogdon finished with eight strikeouts to improve to 8-0 for the Rams (24-3).

• College of Sequoias (14-12) gave up seven runs in the third inning alone in an 11-1 nonconference loss to Bakersfield (10-14). Matt Cota batted 2 for 2 and drove in the Giants’ run.



• West Hills (6-20) dropped its fifth straight game, allowing three runs in the top of the ninth in a 6-5 loss to Ventura (7-18).



• Reedley (10-15) surrendered six runs in the final two innings, including five in the ninth, to fall 13-7 to Saddleback (16-10). Alex Serna batted 2 for 4 with three RBIs for the Tigers.



JC softball: Rams earn CVC win over Merced

Nicole Roberts had a two-run double in the sixth inning to lead Fresno City to a 4-1 Central Valley Conference softball victory against Merced.

The Rams improved to 14-17 and 8-2.

Sunbird honored

Fresno Pacific junior track & field athlete Sarah Hill was named the National Christian College Athletics Association athlete of the week after a record-setting performance at the Sunbird Open.

Hill twice broke her school record in the high jump Saturday and finished with an NCCAA season-leading 5 feet, 10 inches, which also ranks second nationally in NCAA Division II. She also turned in a personal-best in the triple jump at 39-93/4.

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