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Weston Ranch falls to league rival Oakdale in NorCal Classic final

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Weston Ranch falls to league rival Oakdale in NorCal Classic final

Arianna Hernandez pitched every game and was one of three Weston Ranch players to earn all-tourney honors in the NorCal Classic in Tracy this past weekend.

WAYNE THALANDER/Special to the Bulletin

POSTED April 9, 2013 1:42 a.m.

Weston Ranch completed a highly-successful run in the popular NorCal Classic Saturday, finishing 3-1 with a second-place finish in the Gold Bracket at Tracy Sports Complex.

After scoring two-run wins over Central Catholic and Castilleja (Palo Alto) on Friday, the Cougars (11-6) capped the ninth-year tournament against familiar foes. First was a 3-1 semifinal win over Ripon. In the championship, they were downed 2-1 by Valley Oak League rival Oakdale.

Batterymates Arianna Hernandez and Naomi Thurman were named to the all-tournament team along with center fielder Mia Thurman. Hernandez was 4 for 9 with four RBIs while pitching every inning of the tournament for Weston Ranch. Naomi Thurman finished 4 for 6 and plated a run in each game, totaling six.

Valley Oak League

Sierra 11, Lathrop 0

Iyana Hughes was a triple short of hitting for the cycle, finishing 3 for 4 with five RBIs in Sierra’s mercy-shortened rout of the visiting Spartans.

Sommer Wilson went 2 for 4 and drove in three runs while pitching the final two innings in relief. Allie Walljasper struck out nine and walked one in her three-inning start. Kendelle Messersmith and Elena Flores contributed two hits.

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