Immanuel High fell out of a tie at the top of the Central Sequoia League baseball standings, but the Eagles remained on the heels of first place Selma High with a lopsided home victory last week.
The Eagles (12-3, 4-1) dropped a 5-2 decision at Selma on March 26, but moved within a half-game of the Bears (11-2, 4-0) by drubbing the Hanford West Huskies, 18-0, at IHS diamond on March 28. In that game, Roman Rosales and Ryan Friesen pitched a combined no-hitter while the IHS offense collected 15 hits including two triples and a double.
Immanuel took a break from league action on March 30, dropping a 4-2 home decision to Templeton in a makeup game that had been rained out earlier in the month.
The Eagles blew the game open early against Hanford West, extending a 1-0 lead with a six-run second inning. The hosts added three runs in the third and four runs in both the fourth and fifth innings. Senior Rosales (14 strikeouts, two walks in five innings) and Friesen (two strikeouts and a walk in one inning) did the rest, holding the Huskies without a hit.
Chris Gurrola (2-for-3, RBI) scored four runs for Immanuel while Matt Tiger (2-for-4, two runs) knocked in three runs. Justin Paboojian also collected two hits for the Eagles.
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