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Baseball Notebook, 3/28 – Wrapping up Day 1 of the Easter Classic

State-ranked matchup lives up to hype

The state-ranked matchup between Buchanan and Memorial lived up to it’s billing. Senior Christian Williams got the start on the bump for the Bears and tossed four innings, giving up two runs. A fourth inning solo HR from Tanner Sagouspe tied the game up at two. However, with the bases loaded, Max Bernal drove a ball to deep right field, clearing the bases for a double and giving Buchanan a 5-2 lead. Austin Watson and Temo Becerra would combine to throw the final two innings as the Bears held on to win 5-3.

Young Eagles soar to blowout win

Freshman Tyler Patrick got the start on the mound for Clovis West and the youngster delivered. Patrick went four strong innings, striking out four, and giving up only one run. Veterans Jacob Haros and Nathan Baeza combined for 7RBI while Logan Pontecorvo added two hits in Clovis West’s 12-2 win against Edison.

Broncos pick up road W

Clovis North’s bats overwhelmed Hanford in their 8-4 win on Saturday afternoon. The Broncos were led by Ryan Vance (2-4, 2 2B), Rees Kent(2-4, 2B), Derrick Cruz (3-4, 3RBI), and Cooper Pommenville (2-4, 2B). Senior Jonah Wong was credited with the win.

Cougars take early lead and never look back

Clovis beat Hoover 12-2 in a game that only went six innings due to the Easter Classic 10-run mercy rule. Garrett Garfield opened up the scoring with a 2RBI single in the bottom of the first. After the Patriots got one back, Clovis added a handful of runs in the third to make the score 6-1. Fresno Pacific signee Logan Sumter went 3-4 at the dish, including a solo HR. Brayden Nicholson added two hits and Garfield totaled 3RBI for the day. Mick Backowski went 2-3 with a double and junior Jayden Mize went 3-4 with 3RBI. Senior Drew Steinhardt set the tone going four innings, striking out five.

Tom Donald picks up first official win at Bullard

The Knights went on the road to beat Clovis East 11-0. A big fourth inning saw Bullard grab a 4-0 lead and then chip away the rest of the game. Jakob Ybarra went 6 innings, giving up just one hit and struck out five.

Central scorching hot to start the year

The Grizzlies beat Sunnyside 17-0 in game one of their season. Rob Jimenez picked up the win on the mound. Ryan Spalliero picked up 2RBI and Dallan Alles went 2-3 with 3RBI.

Monday’s notable games:

#5 Bullard at Hanford, 1pm

Madera at #8 Central, 1pm

#7 Clovis West at #2 Memorial, 1pm

Fresno at Clovis East, 6:30pm

#9 Redwood at #10 Clovis, 6:30pm

Reedley at #3 Clovis North, 6:30pm

#1 Buchanan at Edison, 6:30pm

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