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Walljasper, Sierra silence Weston Ranch

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POSTED March 29, 2013 2:02 a.m.

Sierra’s Allie Walljasper was lights out from the circle during Thursday’s Valley Oak League ballgame against visiting Weston Ranch.

The Sierra junior threw a complete game, one-hitter and finished with seven strikeouts during a 10-0 rout of the visiting Cougars (1-3 VOL, 7-5 overall).

“It was a good game,” Sierra head coach Nick Olmo said. “Allie was throwing hard and taking care of business. It was pretty balanced all the way across.”

Walljasper not only took care of business from the circle, but she also held her own at the plate as well. She finished 2-for-2 with a two-RBI home run, two walks and four RBIs.

Sierra senior Sommer Wilson went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and Kendelle Messersmith went 1-for-2 with three RBIs and a double. Sierra improved to 3-0 VOL, 12-0 overall.

The Timberwolves, who will play East Union on Wednesday, scored five in the second and three in the fourth to pull away with the win.

Arianna Hernandez had the Cougars’ only hit in the fourth.

“Defensively, we didn’t make any errors,” Weston Ranch coach Janelle Bauer said. “Sierra did a great job hitting the ball. Offensively we had seven strikeouts and we put the bat on the ball. I was happy with our approach.”

Weston Ranch will be visiting Sonora Wednesday.

Kimball 4, Manteca 3

Manteca had Kimball on the ropes Thursday, but Kimball ended up pulling out a 4-3 VOL victory and improved to 1-1 in league, 7-2 overall.

“We had the lead at the beginning,” Manteca head coach Corey Navarro said. “It was a good game going on. We just had a mental error and missed a fly ball in the next inning. It was pretty tough.

“We both made mistakes, but we showed we can play with Kimball. They’re a playoff team.”

Manteca (2-2 VOL, 8-5 overall) did have a 3-1 cushion during the third inning. Lathrop cut its deficit to one in the fourth, and then added two more – including the go-ahead – during the fifth.

Manteca freshman Aryanna Martinez went 2 for 2. Peyton Rose also had a pair of hits.

Seniors Selena Gonzalez and Monique Colunga each had a hit for the Buffaloes as well.

Lathrop 17, Sonora 7

Lathrop’s softball squad picked up its first win of the season Thursday.

Mari Duenes pieced together a solid pitching performance as Lathrop cruised over Sonora.

“Everyone did well,” Lathrop head coach Joe Lopez said of the team’s first victory.

Kasidee Diaz went 3 for 3 with two runs and three RBIs. Desiree Mendola went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored. She also had an RBI and four stolen bases.

Lathrop’s Sydney Anderson had three RBIs. The Spartans improved to 1-2 in the VOL and 1-13 overall.

Lathrop will host Manteca next Wednesday.

Sophomore Softball

Lathrop 21, Sonora 7

Samantha Fonseca tossed seven strikeouts, four walks and gave up three hits. She also had an RBI single. Jenny McLauren finished with two singles and crossed the plate three times. Lathrop’s Celeste Marquez was walked twice and stole three bases, while Cierra Jones finished 3-for-3.

Trans Valley League

Ripon 10, Riverbank 3

Ripon’s softball squad improved to 3-1 in the TVL, 11-3 overall after a 10-3 rout of visiting Riverbank on Thursday.

Ripon scored three in the third and five in the fourth inning to take a 9-0 advantage.

“We just hit the ball,” Ripon coach Robert Vernon said. “We had three players with multiple hits. I’m pleased with the effort and our record.”

Darian Vandermaaten went 4 for 4 with an RBI and three runs for the Indians. Nicole Kaiser (3 for 3, two runs, three RBIs) and freshman Cara Brown (4 for 4, three RBIs, one run) also had standout performances from the plate.

Riverbank, which fell to 2-2 TVL, 6-9-1 overall, was outhit 16-4.

Ripon’s next contest will be in the NorCal Classic against Modesto next Thursday.

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