Emily Grimbleby no-hitterBW

Reedley College pitcher Emily Grimbeby (5) fired a pitch to the plate against Cero Coso on March 19. Grimbeby fired a no-hitter while striking out 11 in a 3-0 win over Merced College on March 21.

One game separated three teams in the Central Valley Conference softball standings going into the fourth week of conference play.

Reedley and College of the Sequoias entered the week with 8-1 CVC records while Fresno City was at 7-2.

Reedley has five games scheduled in five days this week before a showdown with Sequoias on Tuesday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in Reedley.

First, the Tigers were scheduled to host Fresno City in a March 26 doubleheader before going to West Hills Coalinga on Thursday, March 28. 

A Saturday makeup twinbill also is on the schedule. Reedley faces Bakersfield at 10 a.m. before a 2 p.m. matchup with San Joaquin Delta. The Mustangs are ranked seventh in the state while the Tigers are sixth.

Reedley won three games last last week, improving to 21-3 on the season and extending its win streak to six games and home record to 11-0.

The Lady Tigers rolled to 16-0 and 9-1 wins over Cerro Coso on March 19 before getting a no-hitter from Emily Grimbeby two days later in a 3-0 win over Merced.

Reedley had only five hits in the first game win over Cerro Coso but took advantage of 14 walks. Patty Hernandez drove in four runs for the winners while Aunika Castellanos scored four times.

Amanda Beltran threw a three-hitter in the nightcap, losing her shutout on a fourth inning home run off the bat of Sanger High grad Brianna Stafford, who was also the losing pitcher in both games.

Against Merced, Grimbeby walked two and struck out 11 in her seven-inning gem. Sandra Vallejo led the offense with run-scoring doubles in the first and fifth innings while also scoring the final run in the fifth.

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Tigers clinch Big 8 South championship

By a margin of 15 shots over Fresno City College, the Reedley College men’s golf team clinched the Big 8 South Conference championship on March 18 at the Merced Golf and Country Club.

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