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Selma: Ethan Wenter

In this file photo, Selma starting pitcher Ethan Wenter tosses a pitch during the first inning of a non-league game against Sanger on March 6. The Bears are currently 10-2 overall and 3-0 in Central Sequoia League play. 

EXETER - The Selma baseball team improved to 4-0 in Central Sequoia League play after a 2-0 extra inning road victory over the Exeter Monarchs on March 22.

The game was scoreless for eight innings until the Bears score both of its runs in the top of the ninth. The win was Selma’s fourth straight win and its 10th victory over its past 11 games

A box score of Selma’s stats were not provided.

The Bears (10-2, 4-0 in CSL) stayed in first place of the CSL after the victory. Three days prior, Selma defeated Hanford West 7-4.

As of press time, the Bears and Immanuel (11-1, 3-0 in CSL) were the top two teams in the standings.

The Bears last played the Immanuel Eagles at home on Tuesday (after press time).

Up next for Selma is a rivalry matchup at Kingsburg to face the Vikings on April 2.

Kingsburg

LEMOORE - The Kingsburg Vikings lost its fourth-straight game after a 2-1 loss to Lemoore in a non-league contest on March 23.

The Vikings scored its only run of the game in the top of the seventh inning. As a team, Kingsburg got out hit 6-2. Trent Emmerson (1-for-3) and Ray Castro (1-for-3) were the only players to get a hit for the Vikings.

A day prior, Kingsburg (4-10 overall) dropped to 1-2 in Central Sequoia League play after a 9-5 loss to Dinuba.

Marcus Estrada went 3-for-4 with an RBI in the loss to the Emperors. Dalton Alford (1-for-3, RBI), Daniel Ingrao (0-for-3, RBI), and Jacob Gregory (1-for-3, two RBI) each knocked in runs for the Vikings.

On March 19, Kingsburg fell 2-1 to Golden West in a non-league game. The game was shorten to six innings due to the rain.

The Vikings scored its only in the second inning and the team was only able to have four hits against the Trailblazers pitching staff.

Kingsburg last played against CSL opponent Central Valley Christian (6-6-1, 1-2 in CSL) on Tuesday (after press time). Up next for the Vikings is a road matchup against Exeter (8-4, 1-2) on Friday. First pitch against the Exeter Monarchs is scheduled for 7 p.m.

After, Kingsburg will host Selma in a rivalry matchup on April 2. Last year, the Bears won the season series 2-1 over the Vikings. The first meeting of 2019 is currently scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.

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Jeremiah Martinez can be reached at 559-583-2413 or jmartinez@hanfordsentinel.com

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