Kerman (10-7, 2-0 NSL) came to Yosemite High March 31 and showed why they have won six straight North Sequoia League championships, and are the only undefeated team in the league, beating the Badgers (6-5, 0-2 NSL) 17-8.
Leading the Lions 17-hit offensive attack was Jayden Thomas (3-for-3 with a triple), and Eddie Rodriquez (3-for-5 with a double and triple).
The lions scored in every inning, including six in the sixth inning, with 12 players getting hits.
The Badgers did not score a run until the fifth inning, adding three in the sixth, and four in the seventh.
Leading the Badgers with two hits each were freshman Tyler Matyshock (three RBIs), Tyler Wallace, Luke Howell, and Jaden Pierce. Other RBIs were provided by Luke Howell, Brian Mularkey, and Caleb Eicholtz.
Jacob Suniga got the win for Kerman pitching six innings, giving up six hits and four runs, with two strikeouts.
Sophomore Austin Burgeno got the loss for Yosemite, giving up nine hits and eight runs (two unearned) in three and two-thirds innings. Pitching one inning each were Badger relievers Frank Lemos (one hit, two runs), Wallace (five hits, six runs), and Pierce (two hits, one run).
The team played at Chowchilla (7-6, 1-2 NSL) Tuesday, and are at Washington Union (6-7, 1-2 NSL) May 8. The team returns home for a 4 p.m. game against Liberty-Madera Ranchos (9-3, 2-1 NSL) on April 15.