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Burrows carries fires 15 Ks for Manteca
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With mere days remaining before the start of the Valley Oak League season, the Manteca High baseball team got a good send off from starting pitcher Matt Burrows, who went seven innings scattering four hits in a 5-2 Manteca win over Stagg High Tuesday in Stockton.

Manteca cruised behind the dominant pitching performance from Burrows, who held the Delta Kings to two runs while walking three and striking out 15. Burrows was also instrumental in helping the cause, going 2-for-3 at the plate and driving in three runs to pace the club.

Senior Michael Timmins collected two hits in his three trips to the plate and drove in a run. Timmins was also a terror on the base paths, going 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts. Danny Gouveia also had a multi-hit game, finishing 2-for-4.

“We’ve only got one more game left before league starts,” Manteca head coach Gene Ballardo said. “We’re looking forward to trying to finish up the non-league schedule strong.”

The Buffaloes (5-4) close out the preseason with a visit to Argonaut High Thursday, and open the VOL season with a trip to Sonora.

Escalon 7, Ripon Christian 0
The Knights had no answer for the Cougars’ hurler Aaron Pangilinan, who dominated for seven innings in Ripon Christian’s shutout loss to Escalon Friday.

Pangilinan tossed seven innings without surrendering a run or a walk. The Escalon starter hit one batter and struck out 15. Pangilinan gave himself all the support he would need, balsting a homerun in a 2-for-3 day at the plate. He drove in two and scored twice to pace the Cougars.

Ripon (2-5-1) will get its Southern League season underway Friday when they play host to Mariposa High at 3:45 p.m.

McNair 16, Weston Ranch 5
The Cougars were able to outhit the Eagles’ in the batter’s box, but the Cougars weren’t able to push across any runs in day two of the McNair Tournament in Stockton.

Weston Ranch (1-5) was led b y Tyler Scharnow who went 3-for-3 with a double and a pair of singles, while Marcus Castro was also 3-for-3. Marcus Vega-Tatum finished the contest 2-for-3 with a triple and two singles.

The Cougars will resume tournament action Friday when they meet up with the Edison Vikings.

Lathrop High’s game with McNair was postponed due to weather, and is scheduled to be made up at 4 p.m.