Roundup: Golden West baseball wins tournament title

Roundup: Golden West baseball wins tournament title

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Roundup: Golden West baseball wins tournament title

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The Golden West baseball team captured the Central Valley Diamond Classic championship for the second straight season.

The Trailblazers defeated Kingsburg 8-3 on Saturday night in Fowler to win the title.

Troy Stainbrook pitched five innings to pick up the victory for Golden West. The junior lefty went five innings, giving up two runs on three hits and striking out six.

Blain Cox pitched two innings to close out the game.

Stainbrook and Cox also helped themselves out at the plate. Stainbrook went 1-for-3 with one RBI and a two walks, and Cox had two RBIs and scored two runs.

Kacey Seeger had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs, Gio Estrada drove in a pair of runs, and Tristan Mason went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

The Trailblazers have gotten off to an impressive 7-1 start this season. They opened with a pair of nonleague wins against Mission Oak and then lost their tournament opener to Porterville 6-4. Since the loss, the Trailblazers won five straight games, knocking off a trio of respective Division III opponents.

The Trailblazers will look to keep their winning ways going with a doubleheader at Monache on Saturday. They open West Yosemite League play against Mt. Whitney on March 18.

Tulare Western sweeps Redwood: The Mustangs avenged their loss to the Rangers in the Clovis Coca-Cola Classic by sweeping a doubleheader Saturday in Tulare.

Tulare Western opened the day with an 8-2 victory with Armando Gallegos picking up the win on the mound.

Gallegos went the distance, giving up two runs on four hits and striking out five.

Gallegos also had a nice day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with one RBI in the first game. Anthony Avila went 2-for-3 with a triple and four RBIs, and Hector Ruvalcaba went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Eric Charles went 1-for-4 with an RBI for Redwood.

The Mustangs rallied to win the nightcap 7-6.

Tulare Western scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game, and completed the comeback with the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth.

After three straight singles to load the bases in the eighth, Kobe Portillo walked to drive in the game-winning run.

Ruvalcaba, a freshman, went 4-for-5, Gallegos went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, Michael Salazar went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Portillo went 1-for-4 with two RBIs, Isaac Cardenas went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, Avila went 2-for-5, and Noah Salazar went 1-for-3 with one RBI.

Portillo picked up the win in relief.

Nate Keavy went 1-for-4 with two RBIs for Redwood, and Chamberlin went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Tulare Western (6-4-1) continues its string of games against the West Yosemite League. After sweeping Mt. Whitney and Redwood in doubleheaders, the Mustangs will play at Hanford West on Wednesday, host Hanford on Thursday, play a doubleheader at El Diamante on Saturday, and play at Golden West on March 27.

Redwood (2-7) will host Porterville at 7 p.m. tonight at Recreation Park.

Immanuel wins own tournament: The Eagles defeated Exeter and Central Valley Christian 7-1 each to capture the Immanuel Tournament on Saturday.

Immanuel handed Exeter its first loss of the season in the semifinals, and then handed CVC its first loss of the season in the championship.

CVC defeated Mendota 13-3 in its semifinal game.

The Cavaliers (4-1) will open Central Sequoia League play at Dinuba at 4 p.m. Friday.

Exeter (4-1) bounced back from its semifinal loss to beat Mendota 16-0 to take third place in the tournament.

The Monarchs will open CSL play against Selma on Friday.

Boys Tennis

Redwood 6, El Diamante 3: Evan Morritse and Dom Quintanilla won the top two singles matches and teamed up for a doubles win as well as the Rangers stayed undefeated in West Yosemite League action with a victory over the Miners.

Derek Galvan and Alex Brumley won the No. 3 and No. 4 singles matches for El Diamante.

Lemoore 5, Mt. Whitney 4: The Pioneers remained winless in WYL competition after a loss to the Tigers.

Matt Mayes and Abraham Bonilla won singles matches for Mt. Whitney. Spencer Jones and Homero Ruiz and Nathan Agustin and Brenden Beucy won doubles matches.

Boys Golf

East Sequoia League Tournament: Woodlake’s Ryder Rochin finished as the low medalist with a 37 as the Tigers won the first ESL tournament of the season at the Porterville Municipal golf course.

Woodlake finished with a team score of 224. Sierra Pacific finished second with 237 led by Jared Oakey’s 45. Strathmore finished third with 245 led by Jack Lewis’ 44. Granite Hills finished fourth led by Adrian Orozco’s 39. Lindsay finished fifth led by Johnny Ray’s 51.

Golden West 240, Dinuba 259: Kenny Cruz shot a 40 on the par 36 Lakes Course at Valley Oaks Golf Course to lead the Trailblazers to a nonleague win over the Emperors.

Jake Shuman shot 45 and Dustin Stewart shot 46 for Golden West. Dinuba was led by Steven Bulosan with a 47.

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