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Yarrow swings a hot bat in his final series

Staff reports

Infielder Stephen Yarrow finished his freshman season at the University of San Francisco with a flourish.

The South Tahoe High graduate and sophomore Derek Poppert each clubbed three hits in the Dons’ regular-season-ending 7-6 defeat to Dallas Baptist in 10 innings on Saturday in San Francisco.

Yarrow also hit a triple and scored a run as the Dons lost to Dallas Baptist 11-7 in 10 innings on Friday. He had two of his team’s nine hits in the opening game of the series on Thursday, a 4-2 win for Dallas Baptist.

USF slipped to 31-26 to conclude the regular season and hold a remote chance of being selected to the upcoming NCAA tournament. The West Coast Conference doesn’t hold a postseason tournament, only a championship series between the conference’s top-two clubs.

Yarrow wound up hitting .265, collecting 18 hits in 68 plate appearances. He hit two homers and his pair of triples gave him a share of the team lead. In addition, Yarrow had 10 RBI and scored 15 runs.

Tinlin’s team ousted by Sierra

Sierra defeated Chabot College twice in the California Community College regional baseball tournament last weekend in Fresno.

The losses denied the Gladiators and sophomore pitcher Daniel Tinlin from making the state finals. Tinlin, a STHS graduate, didn’t pitch in the Gladiators’ four regional games.

Chabot lost to Sierra 4-2 on Friday before bouncing back on Saturday to beat Consumes River 12-5 and host Fresno 6-3.

Sierra (36-14) defeated Chabot 6-3 in Sunday’s finals, dropping the Gladiators’ final record to 30-18.


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