Sports Roundup: Lady Tigers bats erupt in 12-11 win over El Diamante to improve to 1-1 in WYL

By The Leader Staff
Lemoore's Shelly Jobe slides safety at home in Wednesday afternoon's 12-11 victory over visiting El Diamante.
Lemoore's Shelly Jobe slides safety at home in Wednesday afternoon's 12-11 victory over visiting El Diamante.
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It took a lot of offense – and a few errors – but Lemoore’s varsity softball team improved to 1-1 in the West Yosemite League, defeating visiting El Diamante Wednesday afternoon 12-11. The Tigers improved to 1-1 in the WYL and hoped to improve on that mark when they take on Golden West Friday in Visalia.

Lemoore, 3-5-1 overall, put together an offensive show, led by Sierra Phelps who put on a show of her own, going three for four with three runs scored and a pair of RBIs. Shelly Jobe and Susannah Campos also contributed to the come-from-behind victory with two RBI apiece.

Tomi Ford went the distance for the Tigers to get the win. She ended up giving up 11 runs on 12 hits but hampered by eight Lemoore errors.

Lemoore fell behind early when the Miners scored four times in the opening frame. But Lemoore’s offense came alive in its half of the first, scoring six times to take the lead. Lemoore was up 7-4 when El Diamante erupted for four runs to take an 8-7 lead in the third. Lemoore scored three more runs in their half of the third to take a 10-8 lead.

Lemoore held on taking its final lead in the sixth to win 12-11.


In baseball action Wednesday in Visalia, the Tigers fell to 0-1 in the WYL, losing 2-0 to Redwood High School. Lemoore will get a return match Friday afternoon when the Rangers visit the Tiger Diamond at 4:15 p.m.

Lemoore fell to 6-7 overall.

Lemoore batters could only put together four hits. Lemoore pitcher Jimmy Caldera allowed just four hits and two runs, walking three and striking out seven Rangers.


Lemoore fell to 3-3 in the WYL boys’ tennis season and 6-5 overall after visiting Redwood High School recorded a Tuesday after near sweep of the Tigers. Only Lemoore’s Pete Hawken managed to get a win, going three sits before finally winning his singles match.

The Tigers hoped to get back on track Thursday afternoon at home when Mt. Whitney visits. The match is expected to begin at 4 p.m.

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