Sports Briefs - week of May 7, 1015

YHS Tennis advances to semi-finals.

The Yosemite High School Tennis team dominated the Fowler Redcats 8-1 in the Central Section quarterfinal match Tuesday, May 5 at Yosemite.

The Badgers were only beaten in two of 16 sets against the Redcats advancing them to the semi-finals round to take place later this week.

Chase Lassos, Aaron Bousch, Steven Standefer, Ron Luther, and Sam DeVito all defeated their singles opponents in two straight sets. The Badgers were ahead 5-1 by the end of the singles matches which solidified their win before a doubles match had taken place.

Fowler was ranked No. 8 in the section and had defeated Fresno, 7-2, the week prior. Yosemite had a first round bye and received a No. 1 overall seed after posting a undefeated regular season record.

The Badgers will look to next week as they host No. 5 Selma on Thursday, May 7. A win would put them in the finals versus the winner of Roosevelt and Chowchilla.

YHS Baseball

The Yosemite High School Baseball team (8-15, 4-9 NSL) lost two straight last week to the first place Kerman Lions (23-5-1, 12-1 NSL).

On Tuesday, April 28 the Badgers traveled down the hill to take on the Lions in hopes of playing spoiler to the Lions first place lead over Chowchilla (17-6, 11-2 NSL) in the NSL standings. With only a one game lead separating the Kerman and Chowchilla the Lions were not going down without a fight.

The Badgers offense never seemed to get comfortable against Kerman’s pitchers as they were held to just three hits and two runs throughout seven innings of play. Senior Tyler McIntyre was the only Badger to record an RBI. He finished the game 1 for 3 with 2 RBI including a solo home run in the fourth inning. The only other Badger run came in the first inning after a lead-off walk and stolen base led to a run scored on a fielders choice ground-out.

The Lions ended up defeating the Badgers 8-2 in seven innings.

Three days after their loss to Kerman the Badgers hosted the Lions in what would be the two team’s final regular season meeting. Again, the Badgers were trying to play spoiler as the Lions continued to hold onto their one game lead over Chowchilla for first place a top the NSL division.

Once again Kerman was able to keep the Yosemite bats quite holding the Badgers to just one run over seven innings.

The Badgers final regular season game will take place in Chowchilla Friday, May 8.

Yosemite High School Softball

Last week the Yosemite High softball team (5-18, 0-8 NSL) lost a heart breaker to the Kerman Lions (13-15-2, 4-4 NSL) on Tuesday by a score of 9-7. The game was tied headed into the bottom of the sixth when Kerman’s Jordin Wheeler hit a two-run home run over the center field fence to break a 7-7 tie.

The Lady Badgers lost on Friday, May 1 to Sierra 10-3 at Yosemite and lost 15-0 in five innings against Chowchilla on Tuesday, May 5.

The Lady Badger splay their last game Friday, May 8 at as they travel to Washington Union to take on the Panthers in their final regular season game of the 2015 season.

Fisherman net $5,100 at Bass Lake

The Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce paid out $5,100 in prize money for fish caught by some of the 775 participants in the 32nd Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby held May 2 and 3.

A total of 147 of the 1,000 specially tagged rainbow trout were landed with pay-outs made on 120, $20 fish, and 27, $100 fish.

One $25,000, and two $10,000 tagged fish remain in the lake, and are worth $500 if caught by a registered derby participant before June 20. The lucky numbers on those three fish are 5137, 5263, and 5687.

Details: Michele Miller, (559) 642-3633.