Fresno Easter Baseball Classic: Day 2 live results, notes

Sanger coach David Cuellar, center, talks to Sawyer Pittman, left, and Josh Moreno, right, during the Apaches’ 12-4 victory against Hanford West at Clovis High’s Merriman Field on Monday at 44th annual Fresno Easter Baseball Classic game. (ERIC PAUL ZAMORA/THE FRESNO BEE)

8:28 p.m.:

** Frontier, another Classic unbeaten team, dominating Edison 7-1 in the fourth at Buchanan.

** Clovis 4-3 over Davis in the 6th.

** Clovis North 10-4 over Granite Bay in the 5th.


7:59 p.m.:

** Garces, 2-0 without giving up a run, still rolling — 5-0 over Clovis East in 4th. Rams at Clovis West at 10 a.m. Wednesday.


7:47 p.m.:

** Clovis bolts to 3-0 lead against Davis as sophomores Dakota Stilson (double) and Tevin Mitchell (single) and senior Logan Poisall (single) deliver two-out RBI hits in the second.

** And Clovis North, in a showdown of 2-0 tournament teams, takes a 5-2 lead against Granite Bay on two-run homers by Christian Rossi and Koby Cummings.


6:38 p.m.:

** As we speak, seven unbeaten teams: Clovis (2-0), Granite Bay (2-0), Kerman (3-0), Memorial (3-0), Garces (2-0), Clovis North (2-0) and Frontier (2-0).

** So here’s all scores from the afternoon round: Hanford 18, Porterville 7 (5 inn); Madera South 9, Hoover 4; Kerman 4, Sierra-Manteca 2; Lemoore 9, Laguna Creek 3; North 7, Liberty-Madera Ranchos 6, Madera 10, Reedly 0; Central 7, Franklin 5.

** Tuesday’s 7 p.m. games: Bullard v Fresno (Euless), Frontier v Edison (Buchanan), Davis at Clovis, Garces at Clovis East, Liberty-Bak. at Clovis West, Granite Bay at Clovis North.


6:34 p.m.:

** Memorial will pitch Justin Heskett Wednesday against Liberty-Bakersfield in the 10 a.m. game at Euless. Heskett, a junior right-hander, is 4-1 with a 1.81 ERA. He beat Central 2-0 in the Grizzlies’ tournament.


6:07 p.m.:

** Well, it happened: Kerman improved to 3-0 in the tournament with a 4-2 win over Sierra-Manteca behind Ryan Potter’s five-hitter. Lions ace Carlos Salazar, one of the nation’s top professional prospects, will oppose Clovis ace Jacob Gatewood Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the most anticipated game of the three-day, 34-team tournament.

** Clovis is 2-0 enterting Tuesday night’s game at home against Davis. First pitch at 7 p.m.

** Other finals from 4 p.m. starts: Hanford 18, Porterville 7 (5 inn); Madera 10, Reedley 0; Central 7, Franklin 5.

4:11 p.m.:

** Lot of interesting happenings. Garces just beat Laguna Creek-Elk Grove to move to 2-0 in the tournament without having given up a run. Rams will play at Clovis East Tuesday night at 7.

** Frontier, also of Kern County, improved to 2-0 with an 8-1 win over Madera South. Frontier has given up 4 runs.

** A Kern County team last won the Classic in 1984 when North did so under the great coach Tony Silver. His son, Cy, now coaches the Stars.

3:46 p.m.:

** Memorial becomes first team to 3-0 with10-1 thrashing of Yosemite behind Curtis McKeighan’s six-hitter. Better for the Panthers, they’ve given up only 4 runs in the tournament, which goes first to fewest runs allowed as a tiebreaker when three or more teams tie for best records after regular four-game phase. But Memorial, ranked 10th in the section, faces stiff challenge in No. 8 Liberty-Bakersfield Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Euless Park.

** Other scores of games just completed: Liberty-Madera Ranchos 8, Liberty-Bak. 7 (8 inn); North Salinas 14, Porterville 10; and Central hands Del Campo-Fair Oaks its first loss with a 13-10 decision.

** Kerman and Sierra-Manteca about to go in matchup of 2-0 teams at 4 p.m. at Clovis High. Then Clovis and Davis will follow that one at the same venue in a 7 p.m. biggie.

1:20 p.m.:

** Final scores of 10 a.m. games: Sanger 10, Sunnyside 0 (5 inn); Sierra-Manteca 4, West 3; North 6, Hanford West 4; Reedley 6, Yosemite 1.

** Sierra-Manteca’s win sets up clash of 2-0 teams in game with Kerman at 4 p.m. today at Clovis High.


Day 1 photo gallery: Sanger vs. Hanford West.

Prep scoreboard: Monday, March 26.


11:40 a.m.:

** 2-0 teams entering Tuesday and their runs allowed: Clovis North (1), Memorial (3), Del Campo-Fair Oaks (3), Granite Bay (3), Kerman (4) and Clovis (4).

** 24 games Tuesday played at seven sites. Then 17 tomorrow at nine sites to complete the regular phase before the 7:30 p.m. championship at Clovis West matching the two teams with best records. Tiebreaker is fewest runs allowed, and that’s typically used because there are usually three or more teams tied with best records.

** To clarify games at two of the sites: At Clovis West: 10 a.m., North vs. Hanford West; 1 p.m., Liberty-Madera Ranchos vs. Liberty-Bakersfield; 4 p.m., North vs. Liberty-Bak.; 7 p.m., Liberty-Bak. vs. Clovis West.

At Clovis North: 10 a.m., Yosemite vs. Reedley; 1 p.m., Memorial vs. Yosemite; 4 p.m., Madera vs. Reedley; 7 p.m., Clovis North vs. Granite Bay.

** That Clovis North vs. Granite Bay is the Game of the Day, matching 2-0 teams.

** Kerman (enrollment: 1,250) is the Cinderella team. Lions play Sierra-Manteca at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Clovis High. Sierra-Manteca of the Sac-Joaquin Section impressed with a 6-1 win over a hot Madera team on Monday.

** Yeah, Clovis is 2-0 and good luck: Cougars will get UCLA-bound right-hander Matt Trask (6-3, 210, jr.) of Davis tonight at 7 before probable first-round draft pick Carlos Salazar of Kerman tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the same site.