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Madera all-stars head to state

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webmaster | 07/10/13

FRESNO — Led by the pitching of Jiovanni Saavedra, the Madera Babe Ruth 13-year-old All-Stars advanced to Friday’s Central California State Tournament by claiming the District 2 Championship.

In the double elimination bracket, Madera had to face a tough Clovis-Clark team three times and won two of those games including an 8-6 title-clinching victory on Saturday at Edison-Fresno.

Madera faces Santa Maria in its state tournament opener on Friday at 10 a.m. in Lodi.

Saavedra, who went 2-0 in the district tournament, started on the mound against Clovis in the championship game...


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