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Buffs explode late to knock off Squires

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POSTED March 18, 2009 4:38 a.m.
The Manteca sophomore baseball team scored all of its runs in the final three innings Tuesday at Agostini Field to claim a 13-6 win over East Union.

C.J. Rivas got the start and struck out six in six innings of work and negated a 2-0 EU lead in the fifth with a two-run single, part of a five-run frame.

Michael Timmons (3 RBIs) added a two-run knock in a four-run sixth, and Zach Gase (three runs, three SBs, 3 BBs) knocked home two more in the seventh.

Steven Gigli hit a grand slam in the sixth for the Lancers, and Andrew Austin was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Manteca (1-0 Valley Oak League, 6-4 overall) hosts East Union Thursday.

Manteca 7, East Union 4

Anthony Hernandez struck out eight and gave up four hits to lead the Buffaloes (1-0, 6-1).

Mike Matthews drove in three runs to highlight a 2-for-3 performance at the plate, and Danny Gouveia was 2 for 4.

Central Valley 9, Lathrop 8

Britney Rallios finished 3 for 3 with a double and two runs, but it wasn’t enough for Lathrop in the loss. Alayna Ascuncion added a 2-for-4 effort with a run.

Sierra 1, West 0

C.C. Nevarez (1 for 1) tossed a 13-strikeout, one-hitter in the Sierra win.

With two outs in the sixth, Shakira Lewis (1 for 3) beat out an infield single before advancing on an overthrow.

Lewis then stole third and scored on another throwing error.

Jennifer Marlow went 1 for 3 for the T’Wolves (5-1-1), and Shelby Shirron, Melissa Kersey and catcher Briane Lenoci were singled out by head coach Greg Leland afterward for their sterling defensive efforts.

East Union 9, Weston Ranch 1

Jagjeet Dhillon scored four goals in the Lancers’ blowout win.

Kelsey Gromley broke a scoreless tie 10 minutes in, and Stephanie Sabala (assist), Julianna Perez, Ashley Espericueta and Taylor Maruca all had second-half goals.

Sierra 4, Manteca 1

At Guss Schmeidt Fielt, Katelyn Carbiener, Kenisha Gathron, Donna Ochoa and Niki Walden scored a goal each, as Sierra handed Manteca (0-1, 5-1) its first loss of the season.

Rupika Pabla accounted for the Buffaloes’ lone goal.

— Bulletin staff

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