Adrian Sevier-Aflleje pitched a gem for East Union on Wednesday and Manteca High committed two seventh-inning errors that led to the only run of the game in a 1-0 road win for the Lancers in the Valley Oak League finale for both teams.
OAKDALE – Even with a patchwork lineup, East Union battled Oakdale for 10 innings Tuesday before Kindra Hackbarth plated sister Maddi from second on a sizzling grounder up the left-field line for a 1-0 walk-off win and a piece of the Valley Oak League championship with the visiting Lancers.
Jake Peterson threw a complete-game shutout Monday for Sierra and led the Timberwolves to a 5-0 Valley Oak League win over visiting Weston Ranch, keeping Timberwolves playoff hopes alive with one league game remaining.
Despite being held to a combined no-hitter by Weston Ranch's Larry Martinez and Jordan Severin, East Union downed the Cougars 3-2 Saturday at Agostini Field, keeping the Lancers in the fourth and final Valley Oak League playoff slot and eliminating Weston Ranch from post-season competition.
Manuel Pires started coaching Sierra's girls soccer team when the school opened in the mid-90s, thinking he'd retire soon after the youngest of his three daughters, Veronica (class of 2004), graduated.