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Prep highlights for April 8: Buchanan shares TRAC baseball lead as Bears edge Central

Wednesday’s highlights

BASEBALL

• 

Conner Loeprich

of Central Section No. 1 Buchanan matched five-hitters with Central’s

Colton Eastman

, but the Bears also received an RBI single from

J.T. Arruda

in the second and flawless defense from second baseman

Michael Beltran

, shortstop

Levi Zosky

and third baseman

Ross Dodds

to edge the Grizzlies 1-0.

Arruda’s

single scored

Zosky

, 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 as

Jon 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 brothers

Matt

and

Jacob Fraizer

teamed for four hits and three RBIs for the Broncos. …

Dakota Stilson

hit a run-scoring double in the first and

Preston 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.



• 

Fernando Galindo

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 and

Nick 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 and

Josh Sierra

scored twice for Kingsburg. … Exeter, meanwhile, received a combined three-hit pitching from

Alex Garcia

and

Alex Farias

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.     



• 

Thomas Camargo

struck out eight in four innings, giving up one run, and

Andrew Flores

homered as No. 12 Kerman remained on Chowchilla’s neck in the NSL with a 17-9 win at Washington.



SOFTBALL

• 

Claudia Puente

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

and

Riley Van Es

each went 2 for 2 for the Knights.



• Sophomore

Mariah Mazon

pitched a no-hitter as Mission Oak opened defense of its EYL title with a 4-0 victory over Porterville.



BOYS TENNIS

• 

Jacob Vander Beek

and

Suhail Singh

broke a 4-4 tie with a 7-6, 6-2 victory over

Trenton Wood

and

Robbie Tacescu

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

and

Jacob Huls

also won in singles and

Lindenau

also teamed with

Trenton 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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