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Pag Meter Playoff Notes-
The CIF and Pag Meter were a tad off in this division. The Pag Meter had Dinuba at the No 4 seed because they beat Reedley.
2017 DIVISION 3 PLAYOFF BRACKET
1st Round Results
No 1 Hanford Bye
No 9 Sunnyside at No 8 Kerman (Final Kerman 7 Sunnyside 6)
No 5 Dinuba Bye
No 4 Taft Bye
No 3 Tehachapi Bye
No 6 Reedley Bye
No 7 Liberty Ranchos Bye
No 2 Independence Bye
No 8 Kerman at No 1 Hanford (Final Kerman 6 Hanford 4)
No 5 Dinuba at No 4 Taft (Final Taft 3 Dinuba 2)
No 6 Reedley at No 3 Tehachapi (Final Tehachapi 6 Reedley 5)
No 7 Liberty Ranchos at No 2 Independence (Final Independence 8 Liberty 2)
No 8 Kerman at No 4 Taft (Final Kerman 14 Taft 10 (10 innings)
No 3 Tehachapi at No 2 Independence (Final Independence 7 Tehachapi 1)
Section Championship Final
Independence Falcons 11 Kerman Lions 5
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE INDEPENDENCE FALCONS
DIVISION 3 PAG METER FINAL RANKINGS
- Beat Kerman 11-5. WP Jessica Munoz and went 4-5, 2 RBI’s. Aariyana Egan 3-5, 2RBI’s. Nicole Price, 2-5, RBI. Ashley Mick, 2-4, 2RBI’s. Cindy Sanchez, 3-4. Lydia Vasquez 2RBI’s.
- The Team to beat and one of the best hitting teams in the valley with a .398 team average. Leading the way are sophomores Ashley Mick, Cindy Sanchez and junior Arianna Egan
- Lost to Independence in the championship 11-5
- Beat Taft 14-10 in the semifinals in 10 innings. Cynthia Montalvo, Home Run, double. Alyssa Acosta, 2 doubles, 2 RBI’s.
No 3 Tehachapi Warriors (23-6) (13-2 SYL)
- Senior Mariah Godde (.536, 15 doubles, 5 HR’s, 17 RBIs) and junior Erin Askins (.538, 12 doubles, 4 HR’s, 26 RBI’s) leads the Warriors.
- Senior Roslyn Maino will be the ace and one of the best hitters in the valley returns with senior Olivia Ortlieb (.611,, 14 doubles, 5 triples, 2 HR’s 29 RBI’s)
- Plenty return and will have a new pitcher with Sophomore Emily Juarez
- The Emperors will be good this year with sophomore ace Kristen Martinez and power hitter junior Alexa Garcia
- NYL Champions.
- The defending NSL champions are always tough
- The Panthers will be young in spots and leading the way will be junior Anissa Gomez.
- Senior ace Julianna Martinez (1.42 ERA in 142 innings) is back. The X factor is scoring runs.
- Seniors Jocelyn Simon and Alex Snyder lead the Wildcats.
- Junior Tiffany Martinez leads the Titans in the circle and at the plate.
- Very young in 2017
2016 recap Section Championship game
Hanford Bullpups 7 Independence Falcons 3
- Bullpups win their 5th Section championship in school history and the 1st softball title in 29 years.
- WP Anyssa Garvin, 5 K’s.
- Seniors Mackenzie Jacobsen, Serenity Castro, Breanne Tabarez, Anyssa Garvin and Taylor Jacobsen lead the Bullpups.