The Yosemite High School baseball team (8-16, 5-6 NSL) split a pair of 6-0 games with the Washington Union Panthers last week. The games were played April 23 and 24 due to the Easter break and bad weather.
Last Wednesday's 6-0 loss by the Badgers came as a result of an uninspired and poorly played game by the team that has been up and down all season. Once again it was errors, bad decisions, and lack of timely hitting that led to the defeat. The Badgers managed only five hits in the game, but could not get anyone across home plate.
Last Thursday's game was the opposite. Joey Woolsey pitched a complete game shut out. He allowed only two hits while striking out 10. Tristan Eames went 4 for 4 with three RBIs.
The game was tied 0-0 entering the third inning when singles by Yosemite's Tyler McIntyre and Brian Woolsey on both sides of an error off the bat of Jarrett Barone loaded the bases. Frreshman Tristan Eames singled to drive in two. Joey Woolsey's double-play grounder plated the third run of the inning.
The Badgers scored one in the fifth and two in the sixth inning to put the game out of reach of the Panthers. Another RBI single by Eames scored Brian Woolsey, who had doubled earlier in the fifth. A Dylan Rounsvill double and a Stewart Carlson triple gave the Badgers a 5-0 lead. McIntyre's sacrifice fly scored Carlson to complete the scoring.
It was another dominant performance for starter Joey Woolsey. The Panthers never had more than one base runner in an inning. Woolsey struck out the side in the fifth inning giving him 10 strikeouts in the first five innings.
The fourth place Badgers faced first place Kerman at home Tuesday (score not available by press time) and travel to Kerman tomorrow (Friday) for a 4 p.m. game. The team's last home game of the season is at 4 p.m., May 9, against Chowchilla.