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Bunt single in first ruins Roses bid for perfection
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Manteca High pitcher Peyton Rose gave up a bunt single with one out in the first inning of a Valley Oak League game at Sonora.

Rose was perfect the rest of the way.

She struck out nine and walked none in the five-inning one-hitter, and the offense exploded for 18 hits in a 16-0 mercy-shortened victory.

“We came through and did what we had to do,” Manteca coach Corey Navarro said. “We played the game the way we’re supposed to play it.”

The Buffaloes (5-5, 10-8 overall) were shutout only in the second inning, scoring fourth in the first, two in the third, six in the fourth and four more in the fourth.

Rose helped herself out at the plate, going 2 for 2 with three runs. Freshman Celina Cooper led the hit parade with a 4-for-4 effort that included a home run and four RBIs.

Fellow freshman Anissa Gonzalez was 3 for 3 with a double and two runs; Monique Colunga went 3 for 4 and drove in five runs; and Jessica Anaya clubbed a bases-clearing double to highlight a 2-for-4 day.

Manteca hosts Kimball today second-place Kimball and looks to stay within range of a postseason berth.

Southern League

Ripon Christian 19, Denair 2

Jessica Myers clobbered two homers, including a grand slam in the second, and totaled eight RBIs to lead the Knights’ drubbing of winless Denair.

Shelby Vrieling threw a one-hitter and struck out four from the pitcher’s circle. She was also 3 for 3 with five runs scored on offense.

Courtney Perrelliat added three RBIs to the barrage and finished 4 for 4.

Ripon Christian improves to 6-4 in league, 6-7-1 overall.