Coyotes fall in stadium opener
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
The Madera Coyotes softball team stands behind the pitching circle during ribbon cutting ceremonies. This year’s team is the first to play in the new softball stadium. From left are Brilynn Santiago, Malea Ricks, Destinee Avila, Joc Mendez, Leilani Moreno-Diaz, Nastasha Griffin, Brinah Hamilton, Kaylynn Powell, Nevaeh Galvan, Sadie Gonzalez, Danielle Aguirre, Kimberly Zarasua and Kailea Ricks.
Madera makes mistakes while Bears toss a no-hitter
In the much-awaited debut of the Madera Coyotes Softball Stadium, the Buchanan-Clovis Bears stole the spotlight with a pair of late inning runs and a no-hitter to record a 3-2 victory over the Madera Coyotes.
Buchanan pitcher Christal Lopez tossed a no-hitter despite walking six batters and hitting two others.
However, it was the Coyotes who held the lead for most of the game. A pair of mistakes in the sixth and seventh innings allowed the tying and go-ahead runs in the non-conference loss.