Yosemite goes 1-3 at Easter classic

April 22, 2014 

Yosemite High School's (7-15, 4-5) Tristan Eames drove in Trevor Smith with a one out single to give the Badgers a 5-4 victory over North Salinas in their first game of the Fresno Easter Classic April 14, before losing to Sunnyside, Porterville and Bella Vista.

In the game against the North Salinas Vikings, Eames' game winning hit was his third RBI of the game.

The Vikings led 3-0 going to the bottom of the fifth. Yosemite made it a 3-2 game when catcher Stewart Carlson's grounder drove in a run. Eames' double to right, scored Carlson and Trevor Smith to give Badgers a 4-3 lead.

North Salinas tied the game in the sixth, setting up Eames heroics in the seventh.

Mayson Gaynor pitched one inning of relief for the victory.

Sunnyside, Porterville, and Bella Vista beat Badgers

The rest of the Easter Classic didn't go well for Yosemite. In an April 15 Tuesday double hitter, Sunnyside beat Yosemite 9-2, and in the second game Porterville came from behind to defeat the Badgers 9-5.

In the loss to Sunnyside, Carlson drove both runs in with a double and a single. Evan Diehl singled and scored twice, and the Woolsey brothers, junior Joey, and sophomore Brian, had two hits apiece.

In the Porterville game, Yosemite jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the second inning. An RBI double by Tyler McIntyre, and RBI singles by Eames and Joey Woolsey were the key hits to give the Badgers the lead.

A five run third inning would give the Panthers all the runs they would need as Yosemite could only muster one base runner the rest of the way.

Diehl and Eames had two hit apiece for the Badgers.

In the tournament final, Bella Vista of Fair Oaks held the Badgers scoreless in its 8-0 victory. The only bright spots for the Badgers were Brian Woolsey and Eames who had two hits each.

Yosemite resumed league play at home yesterday (Wednesday) against Washington Union, and travel to Union Friday. Yosemite hosts Kerman at 4 p.m., Tuesday.

— Yosemite High School correspondent

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