Allison Walljasper found herself in the midst of a pitching duel with Tracy’s Taylor Misfeldt, but the Sierra senior didn’t flinch as her offense had her back in a 6-2 come-from-behind win Thursday in non-league play.
Sierra (2-0) changed the tide of the game in a hurry, exploding for six runs in the sixth inning to take control. Iyanna Hughes, Julie Deanda, Katelynn Perkins and Gabby Olmo all collected hits in the inning, with freshman Devi Coglio belting the bigegest blow.
Coglio blasted a bases-clearing triple over the right fielder’s head, driving in three and giving Sierra its lead for good.
“For a freshman to come up in that position,” Sierra head coach Nick Olmo said. “and come through in that situation was big.
“It was great to see her get the big hit.”
Walljasper did all she could in the circle, striking out 14 and surrendering just one walk in the complete game victory. Both runs Tracy tallied were unearned.
The Timberwolves will try and keep things rolling Tuesday with a trip to Atwater.
Ripon 13, Central Valley 3
For the first four innings the Indians were neck-and-neck with Central Valley tied 3-3, but Ripon would get going and Central Valley wouldn’t in the Indians nonleague win Thursday.
Ripon (3-0) got a strong effort from freshman pitcher Danielle Sperry, who went six innings, scattering seven hits and amassing nine strikeouts in the win.
“We’ve got three kids at are all equally effective,” Ripon head coach Robert Vernon said. “Danielle is a lefty that has control and throws hard.
“She was able to get out of a few big jams with strikeouts.”
Nicole Kaiser led the Indians with a 3-for-4 contest, while Tiana Chacon, Cara Brown and Morgan Ormonde all got two h its. Brown drove in three for Ripon, while both Chacon and Kaiser drove in a pair. Ripon had five hits in a row in the sixth to close the door.
Ripon will try and remain perfect when they host Ripon Christian Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
East Union 10, Edison 0
The Lancers had little trouble taking care of the Edison Vikings, stopping them in five innings behind a combined shutout of Michelle Castro and Savina Brandi.
Both Brandi and Castro only surrendered a hit apiece, while offensively the Lancers got two hits apiece from Cherish Burks, Jilian Costa, Aljeandra Rasco and Gianna Gessler. Senior Melissa Romero also made an impact, slugging her first homerun of her career to get East Union going early.
East Union (3-0) will try and remain perfect today when they meet up with Benjamin Holt Academy at Araniz Field in Stockton.
East Union 18, Enochs 10
The Lancers got an impressive outing from Rebeca Leonard, who went the distance for East Union in its win over Enochs Thursday.
Leonard only surrendered three earned runs, while Bailey Glover went 3-for-4 and both Vanessa Martinez and Raquel Duenes both collected two hits.