The Yosemite High baseball team (5-10, 2-3) hung on in the seventh inning to beat Washington Union 6-5 last Friday in Easton. Tyler McIntyre homered and Grady Eaton gave up just two earned runs in seven innings to earn the victory. After a 0-3 start in the North Sequoia League, it was the second league win in a row for the Badgers.
The Badgers scored one run in the first inning. Jarrett Barone led off with a walk and Stewart Carlson followed with a single. With two out, Evan Diehl singled home Barone.
Washington countered in the bottom half of the inning on a walk, a single and a two-run double.
In the second, after a Carson Conti walk, Tyler McIntyre drove a 0-2 fastball 310 feet over the left field wall.
"It was a fastball up, and I knew I hit it good," McIntrye said of his first high school home run.
Yosemite picked up two in the third when Diehl walked and advanced to second on a single by Jensen Davis. Brian Woolsey drove in the fourth run of the game with a grounder to second. Davis scored on a throwing error on the same play to give the Badgers a 5-2 lead.
Yosemite scored their final run in the fourth. Carlson walked with one out and with two outs, once again Diehl, came through with a clutch single to make it 6-2.
With two outs, the Panthers scored three in the seventh without hitting the ball out of the infield.
Eaton got the final out, striking out Freitas, with the winning run at second.
The Badgers were led at the plate by Diehl (2 for 3, 2 RBIs), McIntyre 1 for 4, HR, 2 RBIs), Carlson (3 for 3, a walk and a run scored).
Freshman Brian Woolsey played an excellent game, advancing runners on hit and runs, stealing a base and playing a solid second base.
Moran gets win against Chowchilla
The top three Badgers in the batting order got on base 11 times in 12 at bats in Yosemite's 7-4 win over Chowchilla April 3 at home.
Dillon Moran pitched a complete game for the win, giving up four runs on nine hits, with five strikeouts.
The Badgers scored early as Jarrett Barone led off the bottom of the first with a walk. Eaton followed with a single after a wild pitchand Carlson drove in Barone with a single. A grounder by Moran plated Eaton and two Chowchilla errors off the bats of Brian and Joey Woolsey allowed two more runs, giving Yosemite a 4-0 lead.
In the second, with one out, Barone walked, Eaton singled, with both runners advancing on a bad throw. Once again, it was Carlson driving home Barone with a single to make it 5-0.
The fourth inning was a carbon copy of the second inning. With one out Barone and Eaton singled and Carlson drove in Barone with a single.
"It was great. Every time I came up Jarrett was on third and Grady was on second," Carlson said.
Chowchilla picked up one in the fifth and two in the sixth to make it close. The Badgers finished their scoring in the sixth when Barone doubled and Carlson drove him in with a two out single.
Chowchilla added one in the seventh for the 7-4 final.
The Badgers were led at the plate by Carlson (4 for 4, 4 RBIs plus a run scored), Barone (2 for 2, 2 walks, 4 runs scored) and Eaton (3 for 4 with a run).
The Badgers play at 4 p.m. at Liberty - Madera Ranchos Friday and at Sierra on April 16. the team returns home to host Sierra at 4 p.m. on April 19.
JV team splits games
The Badgers fell behind 7-0 to Chowchilla April 3 in Oakhurst. After a furious come back they trailed 11-9 going to the sixth, but were unable to finish the rally, falling to Chowchilla 12-9.
North Tuso, Matt Horton and Summit Pears had hits for the Badgers. Logan Szabadi added a two run single for Yosemite.
Last Friday, Yosemite jumped out to an early lead at Washington Union beat the Panthers 12-6 for their first league win of the season. Tuso again led the Badgers with three hits. Badgers collecting two hits were Garrett Eaton, Mason Gaynor and Michael Silva.
Gaynor went six strong innings for the win and Eaton struck out the side in the seventh to close it.