Woolsey fans 13, Carlson homers in Yosemite win over Sierra

March 25, 2014 

Yosemite High's Joey Woolsey allowed four hits while striking out 13 batters in a complete game shutout of the rival Sierra High Chieftains March 21.

Trevor Smith went 4 for 4 and Stewart Carlson went 3 for 4 as the visiting Badgers (3-10, 1-2 NSL) blew out Sierra High 13-0.

Carlson drove a first pitch fastball 380 feet over the fence in right center to score Evan Diehl giving the Badgers a 2-0 lead in the first inning. It was the first hit in a 14 hit attack that broke a season long hitting slump for Yosemite.

Smith opened the second with a ground rule double. Brian Woolsey's ground out advanced him to third. Smith scored on a ground out by Dylan Rounsville to make it 3-0.

It was Joey Woolsey's dominance on the mound that carried the day. He allowed only five base runners all day. The Chieftains managed to put two base runners on once, in the seventh, after the game was out of reach. Woolsey had full command of all his pitches, as he didn't allow a walk all game.

Yosemite put the game out of reach in the fifth scoring six runs. With two outs and Diehl on first Carlson doubled to left to make it 4-0. Two Chieftain errors and a Smith single allowed three more runs to cross. The decisive blow came when Mason Gaynor drove in Joey Woolsey and Tyler McIntyre with a double to the fence in left.

The Badgers added two runs in both the sixth and seventh. Carlson's triple to right center drove in Diehl and Smith singled Carlson home for the runs in the sixth. Two Sierra errors allowed the final two runs to cross in the seventh.

Carlson's bid for hitting the cycle came up short as he grounded out to short to end the seventh.

The badgers were led at the plate by Smith 4 for 4, two runs, one RBI — Carlson 3 for 4, three runs, four RBIs, — Brian Woolsey, 2 for 5, two runs — Gaynor a double and two RBIs.

Badgers give one a way to Kerman

Three costly errors by the Badgers and some clutch Kerman hitting added up to a 5-1 Kerman victory March 18 at Badger Field.

Yosemite stranded 10 base runners in a game where the clutch hit eluded them. Kerman scored single runs in the first and second innings off of starter Jarrett Barone. Barone pitched well allowing four hits in three innings but his defense committed three errors behind him for two unearned runs.

Evan Diehl's RBI single in the second cut the Lion lead to 2-1. The rally ended when Barone was thrown out at the plate after a single by Carlson.

A two out, two run double in the third and a sacrifice fly in the fifth finished the scoring for Kerman. The run in the fifth came against Brian Woolsey who pitched four innings of three hit relief.

Picking up hits for the Badgers were Barone, Diehl, Carlson, Smith, and Brian Woolsey with a double.

The Badgers host Washington Union at 4 p.m. tomorrow (Friday).

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