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1991:Simoni drives in 5 runs in EU win

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POSTED April 3, 2011 11:45 p.m.
20 years ago: April 2, 1991 - The Manteca High baseball team ended up victors in the first day of the Dick Windemuth Easter Tournament at Modesto’s Downey High  yesterday. The Buffaloes ended up the victors in a 7-6 see-saw affair against Davis High of Modesto. MHS rallied from a 6-4 deficit in their last at-bats. Paul Gutierrez delivered a clutch two-out, two-run single to tie the score. Gutierrez later scored the winning run on a single by Larry Maestas.

East Union High’s softball team jumped on Stagg High for five first-inning runs Monday afternoon en route to a 15-3 victory. The game was called after five innings. Kim Clark had four hits and drove in a pair of runs. Regina Miller stroked three hits and Marsha Guzman drove in three runs with a pair of hits, all for the Lady Lancers.

East Union High rebounded from an opening day loss in the Windemuth Tournament to take out their frustration on Ceres High 8-1 yesterday behind a five-RBI performance from Eric Simoni. The senior outfielder drove in his runs with two doubles. Senior hurler Scott Hansen went the distance, striking out five for his first win of the season.

Taking the field for the first time in two weeks, the Manteca High softball team came away with a win in the opening round of the Ceres High School Tournament on Thursday. The Lady Buffs took a 5-3 win over Mission San Jose High of Fremont. Jennifer Johnson and Andrea Teicheira both stole home in the bottom of the second inning to give MHS a 2-0 lead.

10 years ago: April 7, 2001 - The Manteca High baseball team earned its first league win 7-3 over visiting Oakdale High on Friday. Justin Beckman pitched the win for the Buffaloes from a muddy mound, allowing three hits and striking out seven. None of the Mustang runs was earned. Anthony Dadasovich reached base three out of four times up and scored two runs for the winners. Beckman helped his own cause with a base hit and  a run scored.

Manteca High’s Lady Buff softball team waited until the bottom of the seventh inning for Ashley Albert to drive in Becci Harnden with the winning run to give MHS a 3-2 win over Sonora High on Thursday. Sara Cross was the leader for the Lady Buffs at the plate with a single, double and a triple and drove in a run. Harnden was the winning pitcher as she hurled a three-hitter and struck out six.

The East Union High baseball squad suffered its first loss of the season on Thursday by dropping a 12-11 decision to Tracy High. Scotty Costa and Darryl DeRespini each had a pair of hits for the Lancers and Adrian Anaya cracked a two-run homer.

The Manteca High track team had mixed results in its meet with Oakdale High on Thursday with the boys winning 70-66 and the girls losing 81-55. Charlie Larson, with wins in the 110 hurdles (15.67) and the 300 hurdles (42.9), Jeff Paneda with firsts in the mile (4:49) and the 800 (2:11) and  Tom Tilton, with firsts in the shot put (44-8) and in the high jump (5-6) were double winners for the Buffaloes. Two-mile runners Amanda Toon, Beth Simas and Anela swept the first three places in that race for the Lady Buffs.

Surviving a late-inning surge by West High on Wednesday, the Sierra High baseball team notched another win by downing the visiting Wolf Pack 7-4. Mike Loomis pitched all but 1/3 inning for the winning Timberwolves, giving up only four hits and striking out five batters. Alex Avila had a base hit, drove in a run, scored a run and stole two bases to help the Sierra effort.

The Sierra High tennis team downed the visiting Manteca High netters 14-1 on Wednesday. Andrew Erickson paced the T’wolf team with a three-game sweep in singles action. Mike Peters got the only point for the Buffaloes.

East Union High’s tennis team, with Nathan Oates sweeping his singles matches, blanked the Oakdale High team by a 15-0 score on Wednesday.

East Union High’s softball team continued its romp through VOL play with a 7-1 win over Los Banos High on Tuesday. At the plate for the Lady Lancers, Samantha Cooke went two for three with two RBIs. Freshman pitcher Brittney Tachara got in a complete game, giving up three hits and striking out three batters.

Manteca High’s swim teams were able to do a bit of spring cleaning during Tuesday’s meet as they swept Los Banos High in the girls and boys meets. The girls won with a score of 85-56 and the boys won 94-72. The girls relay team of Sarah Houck, Ashley Upham, Katy May and Jessica See took firsts in the 200 medley (2:07.99) and in the 200 free (1:58.75) relays. Individually, both Houck (200 free and 100 fly) and May (100 breast and 200 IM) were double winners. For the boys, Andrew May (200 IM and 100 breast) and Evan Gainer (50 free and 100 fly) were double winners.

Sierra High took a 4-0 softball win over visiting Oakdale High on Tuesday. Elena Rodriguez pitched the victory for the Lady T’wolves, a five-hitter, while striking out eight OHS batters. She also contributed two hits of her own to the win. Chyanne Jacomini collected three hits and scored a run for the winners.

Still undefeated in league action, the Sierra High girls track team topped Oakdale High 79-57 on Tuesday. The boys team also were winners, taking a 90-36 win. Lorelyn Pascual was a four-time winner for the Lady T’wolves as she took first place in the 100 (12.47), the 200 and on two winning relay teams. For the boys, Matt Truscott was a double winner with victories in the 110 hurdles and in the 300 hurdles, Sean Payne-Wilson in the 400 and the 800, Mario Leon in the shot put and in the discus and Dejon McIntyre in the triple jump and in the long jump.

East Union High’s track teams were both winners on Tuesday against Tracy High, with the Lancers maintaining their perfect record on the season with a 95-41 victory and with the Lady Lancers destroying the Lady Bulldogs by 119-16 for the their first win of the season. On the boys’ side, Kenny Hughes was a five-time winner, taking firsts in the 100, 200, 400, long jump and a leg of the winning 4x400 relay team. For the Lady Lancers, Amy Haapanen won the shot put and the discus, Anneka Haroldsen took the long jump and the triple jump, Courtney Williams did the same in the 100 and the 200 and Jennifer Lennert grabbed firsts in the 110 and 300 hurdles events.  

The VOL held its fourth golf tournament at the Oakdale Country Club and Monday and East Union’s team left with all the marbles, topping the field of eight teams with a league low 398. Lancer Josh McDaniel tied with teammate Matt Hulburt along with Manteca High’s Alex Cicogna with scores of 78 on the par 72 course. Sierra High took sixth place as Chris Fahey and Justin Reynolds topped the T’wolf scoring with 84’s.
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