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Volcano pitcher Jake Sarmento fires confidence from the mound. Photos by Mari Erin Roth

Volcanoes remain hot

CHS catcher Kameron Stelzriede receives signals from coach Hardesty during the game May 4.

The Chester Volcano ball players had a fantastic week. “Girls and boys are each co-champions of the Five Star League,” said CHS Athletic Director and head baseball coach Aaron Hardesty.

The boys finished off the Tigers in Portola with a 13-5 victory May 4. CHS pitcher Michael Bereznak struck out five of the 26 Tiger batters he faced and Vol Kameron Stelzriede struck out two of his nine batters.

Leading the scoring was Bereznak with three runs. Adam Branch, Tyler Davidge and Justin Burt scored two runs each. Hunter Snyder, Leo Flores, Jake Sarmento and Justin Contreras all scored.

The Volcano boys are tied in first place with Los Molinos. Both teams sit with a 7-1-0 record. Playoffs teams and places will be decided later today and playoffs begin this Friday, May 11.

Chester girls

The girls are expected to tie with Mercy for first place, according to Hardesty. The lady Vols have a 6-2 league record and a 12-9 overall record. They beat the Portola Tigers in a 15-6 victory May 4 with CHS pitchers Sophia Williams and Grace Porter taking the mound. Williams hit a homer and led the Vols’ scoring with three trips across home plate. Kaela Wiseman, Ashlyn Olah and Jordan Smith each scored two CHS runs. Angela House, Emily Twitchell, Kassie Nine-Squire, Elizabeth Bereznak, Chancey Juska and Porter each scored for the Volcanoes.

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