LATHROP – The game it would have taken for the Lathrop Spartans to upset the Valley Oak League leading Oakdale Mustangs never showed. Lathrop battled through the game's first three innings before crumbling, dropping the home-home series opener 11-0 Tuesday.
Manteca High came into its Valley Oak League game with Kimball High is desperate need of a series split after dropping the opener, and the Buffaloes' responded with an offensive breakout in a mercy-rule shortened 12 -2 win Friday.
Weston Ranch High's Pat King was recognized with the Sac-Joaquin Section Athletic Director of the Year award during the 44th Annual California State Athletic Directors Association State Conference in San Diego on April 21.
The Lathrop Spartans showed the resiliency of a club that believes in themselves, clawing back from a five-run deficit to pull out a Valley Oak League split with Sierra with a 6-5 come-from-behind win Friday.