Power-hitting duo leads Selma into Kerman Easter Softball Classic

Behind the slugging duo of Stephanie Cantu (.421, 2 HRs) and Emery Green (.417, 2 HRs), Selma High rides into the Kerman Easter Softball Classic with with a tournament-best 8-2 record.

The 14-team tournament — which starts Saturday and continues Monday and Tuesday — also includes host and defending champion Kerman, as well as Fresno, Coalinga, Sanger, Edison (tournament runner-up last year), Madera South, McLane, Riverdale, Sierra, Corcoran, Sunnyside, Tranquillity and Firebaugh.

The teams are grouped into pools, with Sanger, Coalinga, Sunnyside, Selma, Madera South, Edison and McLane in one, and Kerman, Sierra, Corcoran, Tranquillity, Firebaugh, Riverdale and Fresno in the other.

Saturday’s schedule:
10 a.m.: Coalinga vs. Sanger, Field 1; Edison vs. Madera South, F2; McLane vs. Selma, F3; Riverdale vs. Sierra, F4
12 p.m.: Corcoran vs. Fresno, F1; Sunnyside vs. Edison, F2; Madera South vs. Selma, F3; Riverdale vs. Tranquillity, F4
2 p.m.: Kerman vs. Sierra, F1; Fresno vs. Firebaugh, F2; McLane vs. Sanger, F3; Coalinga vs. Sunnyside, F4
4 p.m.: Kerman vs. Corcoran, F1; Firebaugh vs. Tranquillity, F2

Monday’s schedule:
10 a.m.: Sunnyside vs. McLane, F1; Coalinga vs. Selma, F2; Edison vs. Sanger, F3; Corcoran vs. Riverdale, F4
12 p.m.: Kerman vs. Tranquillity, F1; Edison vs. McLane, F2; Sunnyside vs. Madera South, F3; Fresno vs. Sierra, F4
2 p.m.: Coalinga vs. Madera South, F1; Selma vs. Sanger, F2; Corcoran vs. Firebaugh, F3; Fresno vs. Riverdale, F4
4 p.m.: Kerman vs. Firebaugh, F1; Tranquillity vs. Sierra, F2

Tuesday’s schedule
12 p.m.: 3rd Pool A vs. 4th Pool B, F1; 3rd Pool B vs. 4th Pool A, F2; 5th Pool A vs. 6th Pool B, F3; 5th Pool V vs. 6th Pool A, F4
2 p.m.: Winners of 3’s vs. 4’s for 5th place, F1; losers of 3’s vs. 4’s for 7th place, F2; winners of 5’s vs. 6’s for 9th place, F4; losers of 5’s vs. 6’s for 11th place, F3
4 p.m.: semifinals, 1st Pool A vs. 2nd Pool B, F1; 1st Pool B vs. 2nd Pool A, F2
6 p.m.: championship, winners of 1’s vs. 2’s, F1; 3rd place, losers of 1’s vs. 2’s, F2

It’s one of three Easter-week softball tournament’s in the area, with Clovis and Fowler also serving as host schools.