Sports Briefs - week of 4/23/15

Co-ed Volleyball Tournament

Yosemite High School will hold a co-ed Volleyball Tournament, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, May 2. The tournament will include a round robin followed by bracket play. This event benefits the Yosemite High School volleyball program. The cost is $100 per team.

Details: Michele Chenowith, (559) 683-4667, ext. 306, or

Carnival will support softball

A children’s carnival will be held 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, May 2, on the Yosemite High School soccer fields. The carnival will benefit the Yosemite High School softball program and the Yosemite Girls Softball League.

On the same day, the YGSB 10 and under team will be competing in its End of Season tournament.

“This will be a fun event for the whole community, especially the children” said Tami Franke, YHS JV softball coach. “There will be a life sized Angry Bird game along with face painting and temporary tattoos.”

Other games include bucket toss, go fishing, softball toss, jump-to-win, and ring toss.

“We have lots of prizes including inflatable super bats, beach balls, stuffed animals, and plenty of candy.

Babe Ruth baseball

Yosemite Gateway Babe Ruth begins their season this weekend with the first free clinic for baseball players 12 to 15 years of age. The league runs through June and plays their home games at Yosemite and Minarets high school.

The organization will hold clinics for the the next several weeks with teams being selected in May.

League play starts at the conclusion of high school baseball. The league will participate in the Cotton League with 16 other teams.

Registration cost is $85 and players need birth certificates and proof of residency at sigh-ups.

Details: Pete Reardon, (559) 312-6275.

YHS softball loses two games

The Yosemite High School softball team (5-13) lost two lopsided games last week. Sierra beat the Badgers 10-0 on April 14, and Chowchilla beat them 12-2 on April 17. The team hosts Liberty Friday at 4 p.m.

Yosemite Baseball takes down Chieftains

The Yosemite High Baseball Team (6-13, 2-7 NSL) beat rival Sierra 4-0 Friday, April 17, behind a dominant pitching performance by Tyler McIntyre. McIntyre allowed two hits over six innings while tossing a complete shutout. The Badgers will host Washington Union in their next home game at 4 p.m. Friday, April 24.