of Central Section No. 1 Buchanan matched five-hitters with Central’sColton Eastman
, but the Bears also received an RBI single from
in the second and flawless defense from second basemanMichael Beltran
, shortstopLevi Zosky
and third basemanRoss Dodds
to edge the Grizzlies 1-0.Arruda’s
, who had been hit by a pitch before stealing second and third. … Buchanan moved into a first-place tie with No. 4 Clovis North, beaten 5-4 at No. 6 Clovis West asJon Schafer
delivered a three-run double in the third and scored the tying run in the sixth on a balk.Joe Cleary
’s suicide squeeze won it in the same inning.Tyler Ewell
pitched three scoreless innings for Clovis West, which was outhit 10-3 as brothersMatt
teamed for four hits and three RBIs for the Broncos. …Dakota Stilson
hit a run-scoring double in the first andPreston Mott
pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts as No. 5 Clovis, coming off a Fresno Easter Classic title, defeated Clovis East 2-0.David Chavira’s
pitching kept the Timberwolves close.
thrust No. 10 Madera in command with a two-run triple in the fourth,Nick Zamora
removed all doubt with a grand slam in the sixth andNick Rodriguez
pitched a five-hitter as the hosts handed No. 8 Bullard its first CMAC loss, 8-0. … No. 9 Edison joined Bullard atop the league as Andrew Carlin twirled a two-hitter in a 9-0 win over No. 13 Memorial.
• Exeter took over sole possession of first in the CSL as Kingsburg scored on a two-run throwing error in the seventh for a 5-3 win at Immanuel, which had been tied with the Monarchs.Brandon Haroldsen
earned the win in relief andJosh Sierra
scored twice for Kingsburg. … Exeter, meanwhile, received a combined three-hit pitching fromAlex Garcia
while improving to 15-4 with a 4-2 win over Selma. The Monarchs are up to D-IV after winning the section’s D-V last year.
struck out eight in four innings, giving up one run, andAndrew Flores
homered as No. 12 Kerman remained on Chowchilla’s neck in the NSL with a 17-9 win at Washington.
pitched a three-hitter, struck out five and went 2 for 4 with a triple as No. 4 Bullard opened its defense of the CMAC title with a 5-3 win at No. 9 Madera.Chiwa Garcia
andRiley Van Es
each went 2 for 2 for the Knights.
• SophomoreMariah Mazon
pitched a no-hitter as Mission Oak opened defense of its EYL title with a 4-0 victory over Porterville.
•Jacob Vander Beek
broke a 4-4 tie with a 7-6, 6-2 victory overTrenton Wood
in No. 3 doubles as Clovis West edged Clovis North 5-4 to tie the Broncos atop the TRAC with 5-1 records and four matches left.Sean Lindenau, Vander Beek
also won in singles andLindenau
also teamed withTrenton Clutter
for a win at No. 2 doubles as the Golden Eagles reversed a 5-4 first-round loss to the Broncos.
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