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Coyotes can’t get clutch hit in loss to Edison

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The Edison-Fresno Tigers had one win entering Tuesday’s County/Metro Athletic Conference tilt with the Madera Coyotes — but they left with two.

Not looking anything like a team that had an abysmal 1-11 record, the Tigers (2-12, 1-1) were able to take advantage of a Coyote lineup (5-6, 0-2) that stranded more bodies than the S.S. Minnow — 13 to be exact — as Edison went on for a 4-2 win.

“We knew (Edison) had played a tough schedule and were not a 1-11 team,” said Coyote head coach Andy Underwood. “But the fact remains that we had plenty of great scoring opportunities with less than two outs and failed to come through with the timely hit.”

Madera sent Scott Roberts to the hill facing Edison’s Khari McGee and both pitchers struggled early with their control. Roberts (2-1) took the loss after tossing five innings, allowing nine hits with five strikeouts. McGee was the winner with a complete-game eight-hitter with five strikeouts...


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