Woolsey throws no hitter in win against Sierra

April 15, 2014 

Brian Woolsey struck out four and walked only one on his way to a complete game no hitter against Sierra April 8 in Oakhurst. Tyler McIntyre's three RBIs were the difference as the Badgers defeated the Chieftains 5-2.

The Badgers got off to a shakey start as three consecutive errors in the top of the first gave Sierra a 2-0 lead, a lead they held until the bottom of the fourth when Tristan Eames and Joey Woolsey opened the inning with singles. Dylan Rounsvill sacrificed them to second and third, and then McIntyre doubled to the fence in right, tieing the game at 2-2.

Yosemite took the lead in the fifth when Eames drove in Stewart Carlson with a single to right. That is all the Badgers would need as Woolsey dominated the rest of the way.

Catcher Carlson was impressed with the sophomore hurler, who got his third win of the season.

"Brian could throw any pitch in any count for strikes," Carlson said.

Sierra managed two base runners after the second inning. They reached on two Yosemite errors but neither came close to scoring.

Leading Yosemite at the plate was Eames, 2-3, run, RBI — Joey Woolsey 2-3, two runs — McIntyre, 2-3 including a double and three RBIs.

Eames and Woolsey lead sweep of Sierra

On April 11, it was Eames and Joey Woolsey who had two hits apiece as Yosemite defeated Sierra 5-1 in Tollhouse. Woolsey was also the winning pitcher delivering a three hit seven strike out performance.

The victory gave the Badgers a season sweep of the Chieftains.

Yosemite jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second with Joey Woolsey's two out double driving in Eames to give the visitors a lead they would never relinquish.

The Badgers added two more in the fourth. Trevor Smith was hit by a pitch and then he stole second.

Eames singled him home to make it 2-0. Eames then stole second. Woolsey's single made it 3-0.

The Chieftains could manage only one run against starter Joey Woolsey. In the third inning, a single, double, and a ground out led to the only run Sierra would get. The hurler allowed one base runner past the third inning as the home team never really threatened to cut into the lead.

Yosemite added single runs in the fifth and seventh innings to make the final score 5 to 1. The victory improved their league record to 4-5 and their overall record to 6-12.

The Badgers are in Fresno this week playing in the American Ambulance Easter Classic, opening the tournament Monday with a 5-4 win over D-I North Salinas High School.

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