Morritse captures WYL tennis title

Morritse captures WYL tennis title


Morritse captures WYL tennis title




After dropping his first set, Redwood Ranger Evan Morritse rallied in the final two to defeat El Diamante’s Tim Park 3-6, 6-1, 10-6 to capture the singles championship on Friday in the West Yosemite League tournament.

Golden West’s Stewart Bryan won third place, topping Mt. Whitney’s Nikola Cosic 8-1. In the fifth place tilt, Adam Miller, of Redwood, outlasted El Diamante’s Marshall Dinkins 8-3.

In doubles, Rangers Alex Dam and Jared Bigelow knocked off the Pioneers’ Matthew Mayes and Homer Ruiz 8-6 for third. Golden West’s Javi Gamez and Billy Torres finished fifth.

CSL Tournament: Central Valley Christian’s Bailey Gong capped a stellar regular season with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Immanuel’s Aaron Reimer in the singles championship match at the Central Sequoia League tournament.


Hanford 7, El Diamante 0: The Miners pursuit of an outright West Yosemite League championship took a blow with a 7-0 road loss to the Hanford Bullpups on Friday.

Hanford’s Jensen Brotherton fired a no-hitter and the Bullpups scored two runs in the fifth and five in the sixth to upset the WYL-leading Miners.

El Diamante’s Blake Hernandez, Zane Thompson and Adam Munoz reached base on walks, but that was all the Miners could generate.

El Diamante (16-10, 6-2) have a crucial showdown versus Redwood (24-5, 7-2) on Wednesday at home.

Redwood 4, Hanford 0: Rickie Garcia threw a complete game to keep the Rangers in the chase for a WYL crown.

Garcia gave up seven hits, but pitched the shutout and seven strikeouts. He also went 1-for-4 hitting and had a two-run single.

Eric Charles was also strong at the plate, going 2-for-2 with two walks and a run. Kameron Trevino smashed a double and scored a run in the Rangers nine-hit attack.

Redwood (24-5, 7-2) has won six straight and can make a push for the top spot in the WYL when the Rangers play El Diamante.

Golden West 3, Hanford West 0: Troy Stainbrook fired a five-hit shutout and belted a home run in the Trailblazers’ WYL win over the Huskies.

Stainbrook struck out nine, allowing just one walk.

Golden West (10-14, 3-6) also received hits from Chase Champlin, Bryson Johnson, Michael Strawn and Josh Horton.

The Mt. Whitney baseball program helped out with Visalia’s Miracle League on April 18.

The Mt. Whitney baseball program helped out with Visalia’s Miracle League on April 18.

Dinuba 5, Selma 4: Israel Garcia earned the victory on the mound and drove in a run in the Emperors’ Central Sequoia League win.

Also for Dinuba (13-9, 5-6), Adrian Garza and Greg Omos each powered a hit. Sergio Hernandez recorded the save.


Redwood 10, Lemoore 0: Crimson Kaiser blasted a home run and also went the distance in the Rangers eight-hit WYL victory in Visalia.

Kaiser earned the win in the circle and improved to 14-4 on the season. The senior pitched a one-hitter in five innings and struck out five.

Alyssa Ibarra and Savanah White pounded two hits each. White also drove in three runs. Haileigh Gonzalez and Madison Montemayor both posted a base hit.













WP: Crimson Kaiser.

Top hitters — Redwood: Haileigh Gonzalez 1-2, 2R, 2RBI. Rebekah Cervantes 2R; Keeley Hernandez 1-4, 2R; Savanah White 2-3, 3RBI; Madison Montemayor 1-2, R: Crimson Kaiser 1-1, HR, 2RBI, R.

Record: Redwood 19-8, 7-2.

El Diamante 7, Hanford 2: Deidra See homered for the second straight game, and Janelle Tumacder also hit a round-tripper in the Miners’ WYL win over the Bullpups at El Diamante.

El Diamante (17-8, 6-2) broke a 2-2 tie with a four-run third inning.

See had three RBIs, and Tumacder drove in two on two hits.




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WP: Liz Luna.

Top hitters — El Diamante: Rylee Pierce 3 runs, 2 BBs; Liz Luna 2-3, RBI; Deidra See 1-4, HR, 3 RBIs; Janell Tumacder 2-3, HR, 2 RBIs; Mia Holguin 2-3, 2B.

Record: El Diamante 17-8, 6-2.

Monache 8, Tulare Union 3: The Marauders defeated the Redskins in an East Yosemite League game Thursday in Tulare.

Presley Jameson had a single and an RBI for Tulare Union (16-13, 2-4). The Redskins committed seven errors.

Immanuel 6, Exeter 5: Caitlyn Wallen threw seven strikeouts in the Monarchs’ Central Sequoia League defeat.

Immanuel scored the winning run in the seventh to break a 5-5 tie.

Taylor Hornburg and Lezi Bejarano each registred two hits with a triple and an RBI each. Vanessa Grimsley and Julie Roche also finished with two hits. Mattie Lopez knocked in two runs and Roche had one.


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