TRACY - The youth movement is in full swing at Manteca High, and while slugger Trina Solario represents the only senior leadership this season, that doesn't mean the Buffaloes can't play a little ball.
TRACY - Tracy High head coach Vic Alkire said Wednesday's anticipated showdown with East Union, "started off like a city league softball game," with both teams taking turns walloping away in the early innings.
After three straight blowouts to start the season, East Union head coach Dan Triglia was hoping that the three matchups against Lodi, Tracy and Tokay scheduled for this week would offer his Lancers a challenge heading into Valley Oak League play.
FREMONT – Although Spreckels Park never trailed, South Siskiyou-Weed came back late to narrow the gap but could not close it as Rafael Diaz allowed just three hits in 5.2 innings to help Spreckels Park post a 6-4 victory Saturday in the California Division II Little League Junior All Star Tournament at Gomes Elementary School in Fremont.
VALLEY SPRINGS – Benny Slaughter came up big late in the game Monday for the Northgate 10-11 all-stars in a 12-8 win over Sunrise of Stockton in the consolation final of the Little League Section 6 Tournament at Duke Powers Field.
On nearly every play during 11-on-11 sessions, coaches routinely had to remind players to ease up when wrapping up opposing ball carriers on Monday - the first of three days in Manteca High's four-team summer camp.