After six years in the minor leagues, Curtis Partch, the former Merced High and Merced College right-hander, was called up by the Cincinnati Reds on June 8 and made his big-league debut the next night in a nationally televised game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
ATWATER Jessica Silva said it was the Indiana Tech sales pitch that won her over. Despite the fact the Buhach Colony basketball star was one of the most prolific high school shooters the area has seen in recent memory, Warriors head coach Jessie Biggs came talking about defense.
The Martin family had its flights and hotels just about set for their July trip to see Dos Palos High graduate Cody Martin, who started the season pitching for Double-A baseball's Mississippi Braves, an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.
Merced High's Chelsea Evans and Madilyn Nickles, Co-MVPs for the Central California Conference, are this year's Sun-Star Softball Co-Players of the Year.
What started out as a novelty gift turned into a life-long love for Audon Montague. The Golden Valley senior said his father bought him a Snoopy driver when he was a kid. "I would just swing it all over the farm," Montague said. "It's how I first started to like golf.
Trevor Chaney delivered four scoreless innings against Merced County, allowing his team to rally from a three-run deficit as Stanislaus County erupted for five runs in the seventh inning en route to a 7-4 win in the fourth annual Merced County vs. Stanislaus County All-Star Baseball Game at Merced College.
Dos Palos star Efrain Del Rio put on a show on Saturday night as he went 2 for 2 with a home run and three RBIs in leading the South team to a 7-3 win over the North in the fourth annual Merced County All-Star Baseball Game at Merced College.
Most of the top high school baseball players in the area will be in action tonight at the third Merced County All-Star Game.