VISALIA, Calif. (KGET) — Kennedy High School won the CIF Central Section Division V baseball championship Saturday afternoon, beating Immanuel High School, 5-4.
Top-seeded entered the Division V title game dominating opponents scoring 34 runs and only allowing two in the section playoff. They defeated Fowler 6-2 on Tuesday.
Kennedy’s Gerardo Salazar got the scoring going for the Thunderbirds to take a 1-0 lead. But Immanuel tied it at 1-1 in the third inning.
Immanuel took a 4-3 lead in the top of the fifth inning, but in the bottom of the fifth, a throwing errors cost Immanuel two runs allowing Kennedy to take a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the fifth. Kennedy held on to win to clinch the title.
It was Kennedy’s second consecutive baseball championship winning the Division VI title last year.