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Gathron, Walden find net as TWolves beat EU
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Kenisha Gathron scored just six minutes in and Niki Walden found net in the 77th minute as the Sierra frosh-soph soccer team blanked East Union, 2-0, Tuesday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

“They put a lot of pressure on us,” Sierra head coach Joe Pires said. “But in the first half we did a good job of moving the ball while playing against the wind.”

Sierra (3-0 Valley Oak League, 7-1 overall) hosts Central Valley Thursday, while the Lancers welcome Sonora.

Manteca 9, Lathrop 0

Seven Buffaloes scored in the blowout including two goals each from Rocio Lopez and Katie Davis.

Callie Anderson, Alexandra Rojas, Joanna Maxwell, Dolores Aguirre and Betzaida Ochoa all scored one each.


Sierra 13, Sonora 7

Bret Wilson went 3 for 4 with a triple and John Waggy went 2 for 4 with a double as the T’Wolves improved to 2-1 in VOL play.

Alex Nuanez came on in relief in the first and went the distance.

“Alex turned in a very strong effort,” Sierra head coach Greg Wilson said.

Sierra committed six fielding errors and allowed five walks, but negated it with 11 knocks on the offensive end.

The series shifts to the foothills Thursday.

Oakdale 9, East Union 0

The Lancers were no-hit Tuesday at East Union.
Oakdale scored three in the first and five in the sixth.

“They are a very well-coached team,” EU skipper Mike James said. “They have an exceptional pitcher who did a marvelous job (9 K’s, BB). It was just a dominant performance.”

EU (1-3 VOL, 4-5) heads to Oakdale Thursday.


Manteca 15, Central Valley 2

Anthony Hernandez tossed four innings of two-run ball, and Robert Navarro mopped it up.

Felix Hernandez was 3 for 3 with three runs scored and two more batted in, while Daniel Miramontes went 2 for 4 with three runs scored and an inside-the-park home run.

Mikey Matthews was 2 for 3 with two runs scored.

Manteca (3-0 VOL, 8-2) travels to Central Valley Thursday.


East Union 11, Lathrop 0

Amanda Faulkner was nearly untouchable Tuesday in the win, as Lathrop managed just one hit through five and struck out 14 times.

“Amanda was dominant,” EU head coach Ron Kackley said.

But she wasn’t alone.

East Union’s situational hitting was outstanding, as the Lancers scored four in the first with two outs.

“We went opposite field with the ball,” Kackley said. “That definitely shows some growth.”

Kailee Nuding was 2 for 3 with two knocked in, and Lauren Hart was 2 for 3 with three RBIs.

Ashley Cook finished 2 for 3.

The Pages (2-0 VOL, 10-0) head to Pitman Friday.

— Brandon Petersen