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Reedley High's Aryanna Gonzalez prepared to take a cut from a pitch against Mission Oak while the Pirates' Emma Mulligan (9) broke from second base during a March 8 game in the Javier Bejar Swing to Spring Tournament.

The Reedley High baseball team improved to 6-2 on the season with a pair of victories in the Central Valley Diamond Classic last week.

The Pirates pulled out a 4-3 win at Chowchilla on March 6,  as three players collected two hits and Oscar Lemus picked up the pitching victory. Reedley then closed out tourney play with an 11-0 drubbing of Madera South on March 9 at RHS diamond.

Lemus struck out seven to get the win at Chowchilla while Tristan Garza, Will Gagnon and Chris Hinojosa all had two hits. Garza and Hinojosa knocked in runs, while Jacob Gagnon added a double.

Against Madera South, Roger Ortiz scattered two hits and struck out four on the mound while going 2-for-3 at the plate with a double. Other RHS offensive leaders were Hinojosa (2-for-3, stolen base), Jacob Franco (two RBI) and Felipe Ranallo (two RBI). Matt Diaz also belted a double.

Reedley continues its tuneup for the North Yosemite League season on Friday, March 15, when it hosts Golden West from the West Yosemite League in a 6:30 p.m. start at RHS diamond. The Pirates then travel to Firebaugh on Tuesday, March 19, for a 4 p.m. non-league game with the Eagles.

Eagles now 7-1 after home win

Immanuel High won its seventh game on eight non-league contests, blanking Kerman High by a 4-0 score under the lights at IHS Sports Complex on March 8.

The Eagles will open the Central Sequoia League season this week, beginning with an evening contest against the Kingsburg Vikings on March 12. Results were unavailable at press time. Immanuel plays again under the lights at 7 in a Friday, March 15, league game at Exeter and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at home against Dinuba.

In the win over Kerman, Immanuel pitcher Roman Rosales allowed one hit and struck out 14 in six innings while JT Friesen finished up with a hitless inning including two strikeouts. Offensively, Rosales and Matt Tiger each collected two hits with Rosales driving in two runs and Tiger scoring twice while collecting a double.

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