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Buffs pound Spartans in VOL softball game

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POSTED April 20, 2017 12:14 a.m.

The Manteca High kept pace in the Valley Oak League softball race with a 24-1 pounding of visiting Lathrop on Wednesday.
The second-place Buffaloes (7-2 VOL, 16-5) scored 14 times in the first inning, adding five more in both the second and fourth in this five-inning affair.
Starter Haighley Kissee pitched the first three innings, with Koryn Menasco following that up by going two innings and Kaileah Johannsen closing the game out in the fifth.
The Spartans (0-10 VOL, 3-14) scored their lone run in the third.
Shortstop Tawney Deerinck powered Manteca with a pair of home runs including a grand slam. She finished the day with six RBI while scoring four runs.
Teammate Sierra Martinez also scored four times. The third baseman went 4 for 4 with two RBI.
Menasco drove in six runs, scoring three times while going 3 for 5 at the plate.
Johannsen was 4 for 5 with two RBI and scoring three times.
The Buffaloes will host Central Catholic on Friday.

East Union 10,
Weston Ranch 0 (5)
Pitchers Delaney Pamplin, Mikayla Bongi and Shelby Cefalu combined for the shutout as the first-place Lancers disposed of the host Cougars (1-7 VOL, 2-13) in five innings.
Bongi led East Union (7-0 VOL, 15-1) in hitting, going 3 for 3 at the plate.
Kianna Ahlstrom and Alexis Erich both chipped in with two hits.
The Lancers will take on host Tracy at 9 a.m. today in the first of two games in the NorCal Classic.

East Union 11,
Weston Ranch 0 (5)
Alexa Avalos and Kennedy Goodnough combined for a five-inning no-hit game on Wednesday.
The Lancers (6-1 VOL, 11-3) got plenty of run support from the likes of MacKenzie Salgado, who went 3 for 3 with a home run, double and five RBI, and Marcella Hansen, who had two hits including a double and a pair of RBI.
Shawntel Miller had single and RBI while Hailee Gully reached base twice and scoring once.
East Union will play in today’s NorCal Classic at Northgate.

Manteca 17, Lathrop 7 (5)
RaeLene Finley’s bases clearing single was the big blow in Manteca’s four-run second inning.
Isabel Torres reached base and scored three times for the Spartans to go with her two RBI double during the four-run fifth inning.
Morgan Stewart also scored two runs for Lathrop.

East Union 12, Sierra 0 (5)
Kaitlyn Leal tossed a four-hit complete game shutout and Cynthia Romero went 3 for 3 at the plate to pace the Lancers.
Leal also chipped in with two key hits in the victory.

Lathrop 7,
 Weston Ranch 6 (8)
LATHROP – The Spartans (1-5 Valley Oak League, 4-10 overall) picked up their first VOL win in walk-off fashion when Martin Valadez snuck a bases-loaded Texas-League single over second base to score Shawn Cummings for the win.
“David Lopez and Estevan Salazar did a great job of getting ahead in the count pitching to contact,” said Lathrop coach Randy Baltazar. “Weston Ranch made some good contact but we had guys in the right position to make plays.”
Amier Bowen had a triple for the Cougars (1-5, 4-10-1). C.J. Drain added two doubles and Larry Martinez had a double.
“We had our run in the beginning of the game with solid hits from our first four batters to set the tone. Weston Ranch wasn’t going to be held to just one or two runs – we knew they would chip away,” Baltazar added.

Manteca 7, Jesuit 2
Christian Cruz went 5.1 innings to lead the Buffaloes over Jesuit in this non-league game.
Logan Quan went 2 for 2 at the plate while batting in three runs to lead Manteca (16-3). Cruz chipped in, going 1 for 3 with three RBI.

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