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Eighth-seeded Independence outlasts Tehachapi

 Tehachapi's Erin Askins would avoid the tag of Independence catcher Kali Warren and score a run for the Warriors in the fifth inning.

TEHACHAPI — It had been a long time for the Independence girls. Well, long like since never.

“We're so excited,” Falcons junior Allie Shaw said. “We've never gone this far. It's just super exciting to see the team come together like this.”

Shaw homered, pitched a couple of innings and helped Independence defeat Tehachapi 7-6 on Wednesday in the semifinals of the Central Section Division III softball playoffs.

Independence broke a 5-5 tie with two runs in the sixth inning and held on for the victory that sent the Falcons into the division

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CSUB opens WAC baseball tourney with loss

MESA, Ariz. — Cal State Bakersfield’s road to a repeat Western Athletic Conference baseball tournament championship got a whole lot more difficult Wednesday night. No. 6 seed CSUB stranded the tying runners on base in the ninth inning in a 6-4 loss to No. 3 Utah Valley at Hohokam Park, sending the

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