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Reedley College baseball opens season with DH sweep
 By Will Goldbeck
Reedley College’s baseball Tigers opened the 2021 sea- son with an impressive dou- bleheader victory over the Merced College Blue Devils in Merced on April 10.
After facing Cerro Coso in non-conference games on April 13 and 14, Reedley hosts the 2-0 College of the Sequoias Giants on Friday, April 16, in a doubleheader starting at 1 pm. As of this writing, no specta- tors are allowed.
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as well as Senior Night. Before the game, the Eagles' senior players will be honored and homecoming activities also will take place.
Orosi 49, Lindsay 8
At Orosi on April 9, the Car- dinals eclipsed 30 points scor- ing for the third straight week, powering to a 35-0 halftime lead and cruising to victory.
Senior running back Domi- nic Martinez rushed for 205 yards on 13 carries (nearly 16 yards an attempt) and scored four touchdowns. Quarterback Evan Lara completed 4 of 7 for 139 yards and two TDs, both to senior receiver Aidan Rodri- guez (123 receiving yards).
Rodriguez also had 54 yards rushing, and Orosi's attacking defense limited Lindsay to just 45 total yards.
The Cardinals (3-1) are idle this week, and return to ac- tion in a 7:30 p.m. home game against Woodlake High on Fri- day, April 23.
BASEBALL Sanger improves to 3-0 at CV Diamond Classic
Sanger High won three times last week in the Central Valley Diamond Classic, capped by a 10-2 thumping of Reedley High on April 10 at SHS varsity diamond. Earlier, the Apaches (7-2 overall) defeated Minarets
Next Tuesday, the Tigers travel to Taft College for a 2 p.m. game before hosting Taft at 2 p.m. the next day.
Against Merced, the Tigers won the opener 4-1 behind the seven innings of shutout pitch- ing by Mike Mathis. The right hander allowed only three hits and struck out five. DJ Vela led the office with three hits, including two home runs and two runs batted in. Jesse Holquin (Grand Terrace) add- ed a key double while Camer- on Gallardo (Redwood, Visalia) picked up the save.
We didn’t hit with runners in scoring position,” said Ti- ger head coach Steve Pearse.
But in the second game, the Tigers rolled to a 13-5 victory. Freshman Leo Arrequin (Sel- ma) led the way with five hits in five at-bats, including three doubles and three runs scored.
“Leo had a heck of a day,” said the coach. “He is a good hitter from the leadoff spot. He sees a lot of pitches.”
The Tiger brothers, older brother and returnee Justin and younger brother Ryan of Clovis, had a big day at
the plate. Justin drove in five runs and had a home run and a single in four at bats while Ryan had a home run and a single. Holquin had two hits and drove in a pair of runs.
The Reedley bullpen did a super job, allowing no runs in eight in a third innings. Jayden Jones (San Joaquin Memorial) got the win, striking out three in 3.1 innings while Ryan Gar- za (Central) fanned six in three innings. Zach Dennis (Sierra) and Isaiah Gastelum (Selma) also worked on the mound for the Tigers.
Last week, Tigers Camer- on Gallardo (relief pitcher), Jake Renteria (outfielder) and Danny Gamez (catcher) were selected JC All Americans in the state of California by Col- legiate Baseball magazine.
In softball, Reedley opened the season last week with 5-2 and 8-6 losses on the road at Monterey Peninsula College. No details were available. The Tigers were at Bakersfield for an April 13 doubleheader be- fore opening Central Valley Conference play at Fresno City on Tuesday, April 20.
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had a pick six for sec- ond consecutive week, intercepting an Edison pass on the run at the SHS 16 and racing 84 yards to paydirt.
Sanger closed out the scoring in the fourth quarter with an 11-yard run by Fer- nando Gonzalez. The Apaches only put it in the air seven times, completing two for 59 yards.
Defensively, the Apaches were led by Pelayo with his inter- ception score and Ga- briel Olmos with seven tackles, four solo, in- cluding a sack. Isaiah Becerril added a fum- ble recovery.
Sanger's final home game of the season is Friday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. against the Made- ra Coyotes. It's the 38th meeting between the schools dating back to 1906, with Sanger hold- ing a 23-12-2 advantage including a 59-21 vic- tory in 2019.
Madera High is 2-2 this season, having edged rival Madera South 35-28 on April 9.
getting an 11-yard scor- ing run from Rios and a 1-yard rushing TD by Warkentin. Rios also passed to Chris Sanchez for two points.
Reedley's final scor- ing came in the third quarter; a 5-yard run by Rios and 9-yard pass from Quezada to Rios.
The Pirates travel to Fresno for a 7:30 p.m. NYL contest against McLane High at McLane Stadium.
   The first track and field meet at Dodson Field in Sanger since the COVID-19 shut down sports in March 2020 took place on April 8, when Sanger High hosted a spring invitational meet.
(10-0 on April 6) and Firebaugh (8-3 on April 8).
Sanger had a scheduled game at Lemoore on April 13 (results were not available at press time) and will play an opponent to be determined on Saturday, April 17.
Reedley opened CVDC play on April 6, rallying from three runs down to post a 6-3 win in nine innings under the lights against Immanuel. The Pirates (5-4) then dropped a 7-6 deci- sion in walkoff fashion at Made- ra South on April 8 before the loss at Sanger. Reedley played
Minarets on April 13, and close the tournament Saturday, April 17, against an opponent to be determined.
Dinuba and Immanuel both went 0-3 in early CVDC ac- tion. The Emperors (1-7) lost to Golden West (1-0 on April 6), Sierra Pacific (7-4 on April 8) and Firebaugh (12-2 on April 10) before hosting Fowler in a nigh game on April 13.
The Eagles (2-3) followed the extra inning loss to Reed- ley with a 4-2 setback April 8 at Golden West High in Visalia. On April10, Immanuel was out-
scored 14-8 against Lemoore at The Yard.
BOYS SOCCER Sanger unbeaten heading into CMAC play
The Sanger Apaches car- ried a perfect 9-0 record into its April 13 County Metro Athletic Conference opener against the Bullard Knights. Results were unavailable at press time,
Sanger scored wins over Roosevelt (3-1 on April 5), Red- wood (7-3 on April 6) and Tulare Union (2-1 in double overtime on April 7) in a home mini-tour- nament.
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petition) got what proved to be all the scoring it would need in the first quarter. Warkentin, who finished with 57 yards rushing on 14 carries, found the end zone from seven yards out. Quar- terback Nick Quezada hit Rios with a two-point pass for an 8-0 lead.
The Pirates built the lead to 22-0 by halftime,
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