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Bachelorette picks Sierra High graduate

The City of Manteca rolled out the red carpet when Bachelorette Becca Kufrin joined Sierra High graduate Garrett Yrigoyen on a hometown date back in April. 

And now it looks like she’ll be making a return trip sometime in the future. 

On Monday night, Kufrin picked Yrigoyen — now a resident of Reno — as her true love on the finale of the ABC show. The couple is now engaged to be married. 

The wedding will likely be featured as part of a special episode of the show aired at a future date.

The episode that featured Manteca — which included the couple planting tomatoes together on a piece of farming equipment in a field in South Manteca — aired last month. The majority of the footage of the couple together inside of Manteca’s city limits — including the community rally outside of the Manteca Transit Center - did not make the cut for that episode, but that footage could be aired at a later date now that the Manteca native navigated the field of hopefuls to win Kufrin’s heart. 

The season of the popular show, however, was not without controversy. According to Hollywood trade publication Variery, Yrigoyen created a stir when his political  social media activity was discovered by several Reality TV blogs. Those accounts and posts have since been disabled.

Yrigoyen, a 2007 graduate of Sierra High School, was a star baseball player for the Timberwolves who went on to help the Delta College Mustangs compete for the California State Community College Championship in 2009 – the first time that the Mustangs had made it that far in half-a-century. He went on to play third base at the University of Nevada-Reno – the only player in the 2011 season to start all 55 games for the Wolf Pack – and also played for the Humboldt Crabs in a collegiate summer league. 

He currently lives in Reno and works as a surgical technology consultant. 

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.