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Coyotes limp to extra innings win over Wildcats

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The Coyote baseball team continues to win despite an offense that has become a phantom of sorts — you thought you had seen hits before but now wonder if it was just an apparition.

While only collecting three hits, Madera found a way to pull out a 3-2 win over the Sunnyside-Fresno Wildcats Friday afternoon at Mel Parker Field.

The Coyotes (15-10, 8-4) were spotted two runs in the first inning as Sunnyside starter Jose Barraza walked the first four batters to force in a run. For Barraza, the strike zone was his own phantom as 18 of his first 22 pitches were balls and it looked early on like this might be a rout.

Yet in an amazing transformation, Barraza then mowed down 22 of the next 24 Coyote batters while recording 14 strikeouts...


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