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Local Roundup: Atwater crushed by Patterson

ATWATER -- Jarrod Pimentel could only shake his head.

"How ugly was that?" the Atwater coach asked.

Pimentel didn't need an answer.

Unfortunately, he had to watch his team strand 11 baserunners in a 7-4 loss to Patterson on the second day of the Atwater-Winton Lions Easter baseball tournament.

Atwater couldn't take advantage of the 11 walks and two hit batters issued by the three Patterson pitchers.

"In the dugout, on the field, you could tell we were flat," Pimentel said. "(Monday) we came out with a little air under our feet.

"Tonight was the complete opposite. Everyone was looking at each other for a little spark."

It came too late.

Atwater (5-11) rallied for two runs in the sixth and again in the seventh.

However, Pimentel's boys left the bases loaded both innings.

MERCED 6

LIVINGSTON 3

ATWATER -- It was a good day to be named Tyler if you were wearing a Merced uniform.

Tyler Johnson and Tyler Coonce both hit solo homers in the fourth inning to break open a scoreless tie.

Ty Pedretti struck out eight hitters and pitched into the sixth inning to pick up the win.

Adrian Mendoza homered for Livingston.

In today's action, Central Catholic faces Livingston at 10:30 a.m. Moreau plays Patterson at 1:30 p.m.

Merced will play West at 4:30 and Atwater squares off against Tracy at 7:30 p.m.

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BASEBALL

MERCED 9

PORTERVILLE 4

PORTERVILLE -- Wes Borba collected three hits and drove in four runs to help the Blue Devils improve to 9-1 in the CVC.

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