Lemus Ks 15 RoosBW

Reedley High's Oscar Lemus fired a pitch to the plate against Roosevelt hitter Samuel Hernandez in the second inning of a North Yosemite League game on April 15. Lemus struck out Hernandez, one of seven for the senior righthander in a 10-1 victory.

Reedley High made a quick recovery from an 0-2 start in North Yosemite League play, racking up a pair of double-digit wins against the Roosevelt Roughriders last week.

The Pirates (10-5, 2-2) pounded out six extra base hits and used a standout pitching performance from junior Nick Torres to pound Roosevelt by an 11-0 score in Fresno on April 4, two days after the scheduled contest was postponed by rain. On April 5 at Reedley High diamond, the Pirates never looked back after a three-run first inning in a 10-1 rout. Reedley went for its third straight NYL win on April 9 at home against McLane. Results were unavailable at press time.

Torres struck out six and scattered two hits in the win at Roosevelt. Tristan Garza doubled and tripled while going 2-for-3 while Justin Rackley doubled and stole three bases. Ryan Garza doubled and drove in two runs while Jacob Franco and Ryan Warkentin collected doubles.

In the April 5 home win, Oscar Lemus struck out seven and kept Roosevelt's bats quiet throughout the game. Meanwhile, Reedley's hitting surge continued with Justin Rackley tripling while Jacob Franco and Chris Hinojosa rapped out doubles. Will Gagnon delivered a two-run single in the first as the Pirates quickly seized command of the game.

The Pirates play McLane in the road end of a home-and-home at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Fresno. Reedley then opens play in the Fresno Easter Classic on Monday, April 15, in a 10 a.m. matchup at Clovis West High.

The Pirates' other Easter Classic games are Tuesday, April 16, at Madera High School against Hanford West (1 p.m.) and Buhach Colony of Merced (4 p.m.). 

Reedley then takes on Hanford in a 1 p.m. start at Hoover High in Fresno on Wednesday, April 17. The championship game will be played that evening at Clovis West High School.

Eagles moves back into tie for CSL lead

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