Eight different Manteca players came through with at least one hit, and the Buffaloes’ pitching tandem of Alyssah Harnden and Koryn Menasco combined for a six-hitter in a 9-3 win over visiting Beyer on Wednesday.
“This was a total team win today,” Manteca coach Josh Farris said. “Both pitchers worked efficiently and used the defense. When eight batters get a hit you can say each girl had a part in this victory.
“Just really impressed with our approaches at the plate and our effort to get better on defense.
Kayla Ching did the most damage from the plate for the undefeated Buffs (4-0), going 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs. Manteca led 4-0 after two innings and erupted for five runs in the fourth. Beyer (0-2) plated all of its runs in the fifth.
Harnden scattered three hits and struck out two in her three-inning start, while Menasco fanned three and surrendered the three runs.
Manteca hosts Lodi on Friday.
Bear Creek 12, Sierra 4
Nebraska-bound ace pitcher Lindsey Walljasper dominated in two innings of work, and visiting Bear Creek took advantage after she was replaced.
Walljasper struck out five of the eight batters she faced, giving up no hits and a walk. Samantha Lorge slugged two homers and drove in three runs. Nicole Gardner (run) and Lizette Mejia each went 1 for 2.
“The girls did well for their first game overall, we just have to go out and work a little harder to support our pitchers with better defense,” Sierra coach Victor DeAnda said.