Roundup: Lindsay cruises into Division IV quarterfinals

Roundup: Lindsay cruises into Division IV quarterfinals

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Roundup: Lindsay cruises into Division IV quarterfinals

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The Lindsay girls basketball team is eyeing a third straight trip to Selland Arena to play for a Central Section championship.

The top-seeded Cardinals got off to a strong start with a 58-38 victory over East Sequoia League rival and No. 16 seed Strathmore on Wednesday.

The defending Division IV champions were led by Christina Castro with 20 points.

Destiny Garcia scored 10 points, Ashley Baker added nine points and Alexis Gutierrez chipped in with eight points for Lindsay (22-4).

Strathmore was led by Coby Duffin with 15 points.

No. 2 Orosi 56, No. 15 Firebaugh 49: The Cardinals advanced to the Division IV quarterfinals.

Cassidy Rodriguez led the way with 14 points and Marazelle Quicio added 12 points for Orosi (21-5).

No. 4 Exeter 46, No. 13 Liberty-Madera 37: Danica Todd scored 20 points as the Monarchs overcame a halftime deficit to beat the Hawks in the first round of the Division IV playoffs.

Olivia Harden added 12 points for Exeter (16-10).

The Monarchs advance to the quarterfinals where they will host No. 5 Caruthers at 7 p.m. Friday.

Girls Soccer

No. 1 Frontier 4, No. 4 Redwood 2: Megan Tate and Alyssa Pratt scored goals for the Rangers in a loss to the Titans in the Division II semifinals.

Caitlin Owens made 10 saves for Redwood (14-9-3). Maddy Messier made an assist.

Baseball

Edison 5, Tulare Western 4: The Mustangs held leads of 3-2 in the sixth inning and 4-3 in the eighth but could not close out the victory in a 9-inning loss to the Tigers in the Coca Cola Classic.

Michael Salazar drove in two runs in the sixth inning before Noah Salazar gave Tulare Western (2-3-1) the lead with a pinch-hit RBI.

Fielding errors proved to be the downfall for Tulare Western as the Mustangs failed to execute for key outs with leads late in the game.

“We’ve got to learn to close games,” Tulare Western coach Ken Searcy said.

Anthony Avila started on the mound for Tulare Western and pitched five innings. Armando Gallegos pitched three innings in relief and took the loss.

Central 5, Tulare Union 2: Zack Slover drove in two runs on a pinch-hit single in the sixth inning, but it was not enough to rally the Redskins in a loss to the Grizzlies.

Gage Masterson batted 2-for-3 with a double for Tulare Union (1-3). Jonathan Pinheiro took the loss on the mound.

Tulare Union’s game at Sanger that was scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday was moved to 3:30 p.m. today.

Softball: Visalia Invitational

Golden West: Elizabeth Flores and Natalie Flores pitched all 21 innings of three shutout wins for the Trailblazers.

Elizabeth Flores struck out five batters and only allowed two hits and no walks to earn a complete game shutout during a 1-0 win against Liberty.

Natalie Flores tripled against Liberty before pitching a complete game shutout against Hanford with one strikeout and six hits allowed during a 3-0 win. Bri Ojeda batted 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.

Elizabeth Flores was back on the mound to pitch a complete game shutout against Frontier with six strikeouts and three hits allowed during a 1-0 win. Natalie Flores scored the game’s only run.

Mission Oak: The Hawks continued their strong start to the 2014 Central Section softball season with a pair of wins.

Mission Oak (5-1) defeated Mt. Whitney 8-2 and Tulare Union 9-3. Madera handed the Hawks their first loss with an 8-4 decision in the Hawks’ second game of the day.

In the win over Mt. Whitney, Meghan Dias tossed a complete game, scattering five hits to go with four strikeouts. Gabby Ynclan went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Ally Castillo-Nunez had two hits, a stolen base and two runs. Mariah Mazon had a pair of doubles to go with an RBI and a run.

Jayme Knauer batted 2-for-3 with a double for Mt. Whitney (0-6). Joy Rico batted 1-for-3 with a double. Elizabeth Torosian and Maddy Forrester each batted 1-for-3 with a double and RBI.

In Mission Oak’s win over Tulare Union, Mazon picked up the win. The Hawks broke a 3-3 deadlock with a six-run outburst in the seventh inning. Mazon and Castillo-Nunez each had two hits. Aubrey VanSickel went 2-for-4 with a double and a run.

Mission Oak faces Redwood at 2 p.m. today at Redwood, and plays Stockdale at 4 p.m. today at Mt. Whitney.

Redwood 14, Mt. Whitney 1: The Rangers won in five innings via the mercy rule against the Pioneers.

Ashley Cervantes batted 2-for-4 with a run batted in for Redwood. Haileigh Gonzalez batted 2-for-3 with a triple and RBI. Lina Vaca pitched all five innings with six strikeouts and three hits allowed.

Maddy Forrester batted 1-for-2 with a double and RBI for Mt. Whitney. Jayme Knauer also batted 1-for-2.

Madera 4, Mt. Whitney 1: Jayme Knauer batted 1-for-3 and Maddy Forrester batted 1-for-1 as the Pioneers lost to the Coyotes.

Rita Solis batted 2-for-3 with a double and triple for Madera. Aaliyah Cuevas batted 2-for-3 with a home run and double.

Boys Tennis

Golden West 8, Mt. Whitney 1: The Trailblazers won all their singles matches to open the West Yosemite League season with a win against the Pioneers.

Juan Carlos Silva (6-4, 6-2), Stuart Bryan (6-2, 6-2), Ben Price (7-6, 6-4), William Davila (6-4, 6-2), Matt Duyst (6-1, 6-3) and Brandon Romer (6-2, 6-4) all won singles matches for Golden West (3-0, 1-0). Silva and Davila (8-5) and Andre Burgos and BillyTorres (8-0) won doubles matches.

The lone win for Mt. Whitney (1-2, 0-1) came from the doubles team of Nikola Cosic and Matt Mayes (8-6). It was the first individual match Golden West has lost this season.

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