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Espericueta records first clean sheet in Lancers’ victory

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POSTED March 20, 2009 4:43 a.m.
OAKDALE – Ashley Espericueta picked up her first shutout of the season as the East Union frosh-soph soccer team knocked off Oakdale 1-0 Thursday on the Mustangs’ pitch.

Jagjeet Dhillon scored the game’s only goal off a Stephanee Sabala shot that glanced off the post.

Bianca Wesley, Shanae Haroldson, Karen Vera and Adriana Alvarenga were impressive on the defensive end.

Sierra 2, Ceres 0

In Ceres, Kenisha Gathron scored both goals for the victorious Timberwolves.

BASEBALL

Sophomore

Manteca 4, East Union 2

Taylor Ozegovich (3 K’s) picked up the win after three innings on the mound, and Cory Van Warmerdam closed it out with four strikeouts.

C.J. Rivas picked up a pair of RBIs at the dish and Michael Timmins (2B, BB, 2 SB, SF, RBI) was outstanding in centerfield.

Manteca (2-0 Valley Oak League, 8-5 overall) travels to Central Valley Tuesday.

Freshman

Manteca 15, East Union 1

Daniel Miramontes was brilliant in the win, tossing four innings of three-hit ball with four strikeouts and no runs allowed, while going 4 for 4 with two doubles, a homerun, three runs scored and seven RBIs.

Robert Navarro closed it out.

Anthony Hernandez scored three runs, and Zack Menasco was 1 for 1 with two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Manteca (2-0 VOL, 7-1) travels to Tracy High today and begins a home-and-home with Central Valley Tuesday.

SOFTBALL

Freshman

East Union 13, Enochs 1

Amanda Faulkner (3 for 4, HR, 3B, 2 RBI) pitched four innings, allowing no hits and no runs while striking out eight.

Haleigh Castner (3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 K) closed it out.

Kailee Nuding went 3 for 4 at the dish, and Stephanie Booke was 2 for 4.

“We played errorless ball, we’re doing very well,” EU head coach Ron Kackley said.

EU (1-0 VOL, 8-0) hosts Oakdale tonight at Northgate starting at 6 p.m.

“Oakdale will be a big test for us,” Kackley said. “And that’s what we want. But win or lose, it’s not going to make our season.”

Sierra 6, Pitman 3

C.C. Nevarez (13 K, 1 H) and Briane Lenoci combined on a 15-strikeout two-hitter as the T’Wolves moved to 6-1-1 on the season.

Shakira Lewis was 3 for 4 with a triple and three runs scored, while Melissa Kersey racked up a pair of knocks.

Jennifer Marlow was 1 for 1 with a run scored.

— Brandon Petersen

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