The baseball season for Yosemite High School (11-15, 4-11 North Sequoia League) ended last week on the bats of No. 1 D-IV seed Firebaugh (25-3, 10-0 West Sierra League) in a 19-1 loss.
Head coach JD Burnett said though that game was one sided, he was proud of his players, especially for being such a young team with only three seniors.
“Firebaugh was a tough opponent operating on all cylinders,” Burnett said. “But I’m proud of the way our young team dealt with the adversity of our season and found a way to compete in a tough league, and won a playoff game.”
Despite the loss May 19, Yosemite, seeded No. 9, scored its first win in the playoffs since the 2009-10 season by besting No. 8 seed Dos Palos (11-2-2, 8-2 WSL) on the road May 17.
After opening the game with three scores, the Badgers went on to a 4-1 victory behind the pitching of freshman Tyler Matyshock, who pitched six innings and allowed one run. Jaeden Pierce took over and finished the game.
The bat of Tyler Wallace helped lead the Badgers in scoring, as he went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI.
Firebaugh faced Exeter (19-10, 9-6 Central Sequoia League) at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on their home field.