Merced scored two runs in the first inning and never gave up the lead in a nonleague baseball win over Tulare Western on Tuesday night in Merced.
Anthony Avila drove in the only run for Tulare Western (2-3) while batting 1-for-3 and Armando Gallegos scored the only run while batting 1-1 with a double. George Harbour hit 2-for-2. Lumus Russel and Derrick Perales each hit 1-for-3 with a double.
Exeter 3, Strathmore 2: The Monarchs earned their first win of the season against the Spartans in the second round of the Immanuel tournament.
Tucker Barnett was the winning pitcher for Exeter (1-1). Tyler Rumbaugh batted 2-for-3 and Jacob Espinola batted 1-for-2 with two runs batted in. The Monarchs committed three errors on defense. They scored three runs on 10 hits on offense.
Eric Lopez was the losing pitcher for Strathmore (1-1). He batted 1-for-3 with a run. The Spartans did not commit any errors on defense but scored only two runs on two hits on offense.
Mt. Whitney 8, Tulare Union 7: The Pioneers remained undefeated with a nonleague win over the Redskins.
Tulare Union jumped out to an early lead, but Mt. Whitney rallied with four runs in the fourth inning.
Krystin Gilmore batted 3-for-4 with a double, triple and two runs batted in for Mt. Whitney (3-0). Maddy Forester batted 2-for-4 with a double and Breeanna Vent also batted 2-for-4. Brooke Mendonca was the winning pitcher.
Presley Jaimeson hit 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs batted in for Tulare Union (0-1). Alondra Renteria hit 2-for-2 with a double.
Prep Girls Swimming
Golden West 109, Exeter 74: The Trailblazers earned a nonleague win over the Monarchs.
Prep Boys Swimming
Golden West 116.5, Exeter 63.5: The Trailblazers earned a nonleague win over the Monarchs.
COS 4, Merced 3: Chris Calistro singled in Luke Tessman for the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Blue Devils in a Central Valley Conference game.
The Giants (8-5, 4-0) led 3-0 before Merced tied it with a run in the seventh and two in the eighth.
Scott Preston batted 2-for-3 with two runs batted in. Rudy Navarro and Nick Stoll each batted 2-for-4 with a run.
Ryan Guajardo earned the win.
Reedley 5, COS 4: The Giants suffered their first Big 8 South Conference loss against the Tigers.
Jessica Gonzalez, Briana Rodriguez and Serena Ortiz each earned singles wins for COS (4-5, 2-1). Mercedes Alcantar and Ortiz won in doubles.