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POSTED April 23, 2014 12:03 a.m.

STOCKTON – Sierra belted 17 hits Tuesday and put up eight runs in the second inning and eight more in the seventh to pummel host Weston Ranch 16-1 in Valley Oak League baseball action.

“We did what we needed to do,” Timberwolves coach Jack Thomson said. “I was a little disappointed in our approach at the plate after the second inning and we got shut down in innings 3 through 6.

“In the seventh inning, some other guys came in and we did a better job at the plate. It is what it is and we have to do it again Thursday.”

Jake Souza was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI for Sierra (7-1 VOL, 15-3) and Dakota Conners (3 for 4) knocked in two runs. Kyle Oden started and threw six innings for the Timberwolves, striking out seven and walking one.

The Cougars (1-7, 3-16) got their lone run in the seventh inning when Juan Ramos doubled in Cody Simerley.

Sonora 10, Lathrop 4

In Sonora, Keenan Donatelli-Bryant and Miguel Castellanos had two hits apiece for the Spartans (2-7 VOL, 3-15), who lost their third straight game. Sonora scored in every inning but the third, highlighted by a four-run fifth inning. Lathrop scored its runs in the third and fifth innings. Richard Chavez tallied two runs, while Santiago Kantun had a double.

Beyer 17, Ripon 4

In Modesto, the Indians (10-7-1) suffered a 13-run loss at the Dick Windemuth Tournament. Angelo Baciocco had two RBIs and Jarred Andrews drove in one as Ripon plated all of its runs in the second inning. Jack Large of the Patriots went 3 for 4 with three runs and four RBIs.

Sophomore

Manteca 10, East Union 0

Lucas Dias went 2 for 3 and pitched four innings while giving up two hits and one earned run during a Lancer loss. Johnny Blackwell went 2 for 3 with a pair of singles and Jorge Gutierrez finished 1 for 2.

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