Badgers defeat Sunnyside for second win

March 18, 2014 

Jarrett Barone pitched four strong innings and got the win as the Yosemite High Badger baseball team (2-8) defeated Sunnyside High (X-X) 6-4 in Fresno March 11.

Yosemite capitalized on three Sunnyside errors and four wild pitches for the bulk of their offense. The Badgers scored twice in the second when Tyler McIntyre and Brian Woolsey scored on a wild pitch. Woolsey also scored in the fifth on a wild pitch to put the Badgers up up 3-0.

Yosemite scored three in the sixth on only one hit. Tristan Eames' line drive to right that was dropped for an error scored Woolsey and McIntyre for a 5-1 lead. Eames beat a run down to steal home for the final Badger run.

The Wildcats made it close in the bottom of the sixth. Relief pitcher Brian Woolsey allowed three runs on three hits and two walks to make it a two run game. That is all Sunnyside could muster as Woolsey pitched an uneventful seventh to pick up the save.

The Badgers were lead at the plate by Tyler McIntyre (2 for 2, 2runs) and Bryan Woolsey (1 for 4, 2 runs).

Woods dominant in Hawks win

Liberty High School's Stetson Woods did not allow a hit and struck out eight in five innings work March 14, as the Hawks hung on to beat Yosemite 6-4.

The 6-foot-7 right-hander dominated with a fastball that topped out at 94 mph. The Liberty relief pitchers were not as strong as Yosemite made it a game late.

The Badgers did score on Woods in the second. Brian Woolsey reached base on an error. McIntyre's sacrifice bunt was thrown away at first scoring Woolsey for an unearned run that tied the score at one. Liberty put up four runs in the third off of starting pitcher McIntyre to open up a tight game.

Two hits, a walk, and a hit batter set up the big blow for Liberty. Travis Jordan's two run triple plated the two runs that put the game out of reach. Liberty added another unearned run in the sixth off of reliever Joey Woolsey.

The game looked over for the Badgers in the seventh inning, with two outs and nobody on base, when McIntyre reached first base on an error by the third baseman. Logan Szabadi followed with a single to left, and Eames drove in two with a single to right. With the score 6-3 Joey Woolsey' line drive to center was caught to end the game.

There are some encouraging signs for the Badgers. The bottom of the order continues to produce. Brian Woolsey, Tyler McIntyre, Logan Szabadi, and Tristan Eames provided all the scoring for the week. Joey Woolsey had his best outing of the season allowing an unearned run on two hits in 4 1/3 innings of relief.

The Badgers played at Kerman Tuesday and play at 4 p.m. at Sierra tomorrow (Friday). The team is home at 4 p.m. against Washington Union March 28.

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