Badgers drop four games in Easter Classic

-- Yosemite High School correspondentApril 3, 2013 

The Yosemite High baseball team (3-10, 0-3 NSL) dropped four lopsided games last week in the Fresno Easter Classic tournament that featured 34 teams. On March 25, the Badgers fell 11-0 to North Salinas High School with sophomore Joey Woolsey taking the loss. North Salinas scored eight runs in the third inning.

In a double hitter on March 26, Yosemite lost 6-1 to Reedley High, and dropped the nightcap to Fresno's San Joaquin Memorial High 10-1.

On March 27, Yosemite jumped out to a 3-1 lead against Granite Bay High of Sacramento, but could not hand on, losing 8-3, with Granite Bay scoring five runs in the fourth inning. The losing pitcher was Dillon Moran. Catcher Stewart Carlson hit a two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning.

The Easter Classic is a good barometer as to where the Badgers fit into the scheme of things amongst the large schools in the state. Two years ago, Yosemite won three games and had a shot at the championship going into the finale day of the tournament. With Yosemite's enrollment shrinking they now play teams three to four times their size. This showed as they only managed 16 hits in four games.

Players with multiple hits for the tournament were: Evan Diehl (three hits and a run scored), Dillon Moran (two hits), Joey Woolsey (two hits and an RBI), first time starter Jensen Davis (two hits) and Stewart Carlson (two hits including a two-run homer).

The Badgers resumed league play this week with Chowchilla at home Tuesday and at Washington Union tomorrow (Friday).

JV team winless in Sunnyside Tournament

The Badger JV baseball team played four games last week in the Sunnyside Baseball Classic tournament. They lost to Central 10-7 in the first game and then Reedley no hit the Badgers in the nightcap 11-1. On the second day of the tournament, Hanford topped the Badgers 10-0.

In the final game March 27, Bullard completed the sweep 10-1.

North Tuso collected three hits during the tournament. Also adding a hit were Mason Gaynor, Brendon Atchison, Dillon Lopez, Garrett Eaton, Jordan Berg and Trevor Smith with a double.

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