Ricky Acosta made one fatal mistake Tuesday afternoon at Manteca High, and for six innings it looked as though Acosta's first-inning fastball that Garrett Fisher parked well beyond the fence in center would be all the Lancers would need to claim their first Valley Oak League win.
WESTON RANCH - Fresh off its championship effort in the Big Valley Christian Tournament in Modesto Saturday, Weston Ranch knew it was in for a step-up in competition to open Valley Oak League action Tuesday.
RIPON - Comfortably ahead in the second half, the Ripon High soccer team's starters re-entered the game for the final 15-minute minute stretch of their Trans Valley League match at Ripon Christian Monday.
Eighty years ago, on March 14, 1929, reports coming in from spring training quarters of the Seattle Indians in southern California indicated that Emil Theiler, former star player for the Manteca Maulers of the Don Pedro League, was doing fine work in practice games being held. He continued to play third base and bat in the leadoff position for Seattle. In the previous Friday's game against Oakland, he handled four chances but failed to dent the hit column.