The Yosemite High School baseball team (3-6, 0-3) is still looking for its first North Sequoia League win after losing last week to Sierra (1-7, 1-2) and Kerman (10-2, 3-0).
A four run third inning was all the Sierra Chieftains needed to defeat Yosemite 5-2 at Badger field last Friday. Yosemite could muster only five hits as their hitting woes continue. The Badgers have scored only six runs in their last four games.
Sierra blew open a scoreless game with four runs in the third on only three hits off starter Dillon Moran. Three Badger errors and two walks contributed to the big inning for Sierra.
The Badgers cut the lead in half in the fourth. First baseman Carson Conti started things off with a single and with one out, catcher Stewart Carlson singled and both runners advanced on a bad throw. With two out, sophomore shortstop Tyler McIntyre doubled home the only two runs of the game for the Badgers.
Sierra finished the scoring in the fifth on a walk and a double.
The Badgers managed only one base runner in the final three innings. Moran picked up the loss going six innings, giving up five runs (three earned), on seven hits and six walks.
The badgers were lead at the plate by Carlson who was 2 for 3 (one run scored), and McIntyre who went 1 for 3 (a double) with 2 RBIs. Carlson also threw out two Chieftains attempting to steal. That gives him eight caught stealing in 14 attempts.
Lions blank Badgers
Four errors by the Kerman defense prevented Ryan Potter from recording a perfect game in a 4-1 victory over the Badgers in Kerman March 19. Kerman looks to be the favorite to win the North Sequoia League this year.
The Lions scored in the first off starter Grady Eaton. A walk, two stolen bases and a single gave the Lions a 1-0 lead. The Badgers evened it in the second when Dillon Moran advanced to second on an error. Freshman Brian Woolsey sacrificed Moran to third and Cody Elam drove him in with a ground out.
Kerman took the lead in the fifth with a two out bases loaded double that drove in two. Kerman added one in the sixth on a walk and a double to finish the scoring.
In the seventh Stewart Carlson and Tyler McIntyre reached base on errors. With the tying run at the plate the Badgers could only manage a pop out and a fly out that ended the game.
Eaton allowed four runs on only six hits to take the loss.
Yosemite traveled to Fresno for the 34-team Fresno Easter Classic Tournament and opened the tournament with a 11-0 loss to North Salinas at Edison High Monday and played two games at Clovis North Tuesday.
JV team get first win
The Badgers JV team blew open a close game with four runs in the fourth and went on to a 10-2 victory over visiting Sierra last Friday. Pitchers Brendon Atchenson and Mason Gaynor, allowed only two runs over seven innings.
Yosemite was lead at the plate by Garrett Eaton with a double and 2 RBIs, Summitt Pierce who went 2 for 3 and Dillon Lopez with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
The team was less fortunate on March 19, as the Kerman Lions broke open a close game with four runs in the fourth as they defeated Yosemite 11-4.
The Badgers were lead by North Tuso (2 for 3), Trevor Smith (2 for 3, including a double) and Brenden Atchenson (1 for 2).