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Yosemite High baseball 3-3 going into NSL play

Yosemite High varsity baseball players and coaches line up between third and home at Chukchansi Park April 9 for the National Anthem.
Yosemite High varsity baseball players and coaches line up between third and home at Chukchansi Park April 9 for the National Anthem. Special to Sierra Star

Yosemite High School’s baseball team is on a two-game win streak, entering league play this week with some favorable momentum.

The Badgers played down in competition for their two victories at the Battle on the Mountain tournament, beating Div. VI team Parlier High School and Div. V team Minarets High School. Yosemite plays in Div. IV.

Yosemite was firing on all cylinders in their 12-1 home win against Parlier on Feb. 28. The Badgers held the Panthers to two hits for the game, while also scoring all 12 of their runs in the first four innings.

The 11-run margin made for the most decisive victory of the Badgers season so far.

A day later, Yosemite dominated again at Minarets High School, beating them 4-0. The Badgers’ pitching and defense held the opposition to two hits again and capitalized on the offensive end with nine hits.

Before the two victories though, the team endured their worst loss of the season, so far. It came at Mariposa County High School on Feb. 26, when the Badgers lost 9-0.

The two victories and one loss put Badgers at 3-3 for the season going into their first league game against Liberty High School on Thursday, March 7.

The Badgers are looking to improve on last season’s second-to-last finish in the North Sequoia League standings.

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