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LANCERS BEAT MANTECA

Big third inning with 2 outs cements EU win

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LANCERS BEAT MANTECA

East Union’s Jake Sousa slides safely across the plate Thursday in a 4-1 road win for the Lancers over Manteca.


POSTED April 6, 2018 1:09 a.m.



East Union capitalized on rare Manteca mistakes and had some timely hitting Thursday to score three runs in the third inning – all with two out – on the way to a 4-1 win over host Manteca in Valley Oak League baseball action.

“We’ll take it,” Lancers coach Dan Triglia said. “Our bats have been a little quiet lately so it was nice to bunch up some runs and throw a crooked number up there. We needed that to feel good about ourselves.

“Fernando Segura did a fantastic job pitching today. He is a bulldog and we had solid defense behind him. So if we can play the three phases of the game – hit, field and pitch – we’ll be in pretty good shape. 

Andrew Mount (2 for 3, double, two RBI) had the big hit in the second for East Union (2-2 VOL, 5-7 overall), belting a two-RBI double, scoring Daniel Ruiz and Segura for a 3-1 Lancers lead.

“I came out of a slump,” Mount said. “I haven’t been hitting good but I came out confident today.

“I saw it right out of his hand that it was going to be right where I wanted it.”

Jake Sousa started the third-inning East Union rally with a single and was pushed to third when Ruiz and Segura were both hit by a pitch. Sousa came home on a wild pitch before Mount’s two-run blast.

The Lancers worked one more run in the third when Daniel Marquez led off the frame with a double, took third on a sacrifice bunt by Mason James and came on Brayden Hardcastle’s sacrifice fly to right. 

Segura picked up the complete-game win, striking out the side in the sixth for part of his eight strikeouts and allowing five hits.

“I had got down a little bit but coach talked to me and got me back up,” Segura said of his 1-2-3 sixth. “It helped get back the fire in me.”

Isaac Maldonado (3 for 3) legged out an infield single for the Buffaloes (3-1, 10-4-1) in the first inning and made it to second on an overthrow. Gino Campiotti advanced him to third on a fly ball to right and Ferrin Manuleleua doubled to plate Maldonado for a 1-0 Manteca lead.   

“Hats off to Fernando,” Manteca coach Neil MacDannald said. “We definitely had our chances and hit the ball hard a few times, but unfortunately the shots we had were right at people. 

“That’s baseball though. We didn’t make a bunch of mistakes, they didn’t make a bunch of mistakes. The balls fell for them and didn’t fall for us. You just have to tip your cap and move on.”

 

Sierra 10, Lathrop 0 (5)

The Timberwolves (2-0, 7-5) broke open a 1-0 game in the top of the fourth with nine runs. Jesse Ortiz-Martinez had a two-run triple, Jacob Peterson and Hunter Frisk each belted RBI doubles with David Reyes (2 for 3, RBI) and JT Ortiz-Martinez each hitting an RBI single. 

Slyder Blyth went the five-inning distance on the hill for Sierra, allowing three hits, walking none and striking out three. 

Dominic Archibeque was 2 for 2 for the Spartans (0-3, 6-5-1).

The Timberwolves won the sophomore contest 13-2. 

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