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Yosemite High baseball is on a win streak, with title hopes still very much alive

Yosemite High School’s North Sequoia League baseball championship hopes are coming down to the wire.

At 7-3 in league play, the Badgers are tied with Liberty High for second place and are only a half game back of first-place Kerman (7-2). Yosemite has five league games left to climb to the top of the standings.

Luckily for the Badgers, they seem to have found momentum at a good time. The team is riding a four-game winning streak after beating Washington Union 7-0 Monday in Easton.

In that win streak, Yosemite’s offense continues to be its strongest asset. The Badgers did not score less than four runs in any of the last four victories.

Shortstop Chris Ward is leading the offensive onslaught with a .500 batting average and 11 RBIs.

Yosemite will try to extend its win streak on Thursday when it hosts Washington Union. The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

After that, the Badgers will go on a four-game hiatus from league play, with games against Coalinga, Mendota, McLane and Selma scheduled in the 63rd Selma Greater Kiwanis Easter Tournament.

Then it’s back to NSL action with home-and-aways against Kerman and Chowchilla to close the regular season.

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