STOCKTON — The Weston Ranch baseball team got back on the winning track Thursday with 10-2 nonleague drubbing of Mountain House.
Just two days prior, the Cougars (5-1) suffered their first loss of the season after committing five errors in a 7-6, eight-inning loss at Modesto Christian.
Winning pitcher Larry Martinez was spotted an eight-run lead through two innings. He was replaced after the fourth, with Ryan Ostertag and Imran Khan finishing it out in relief. Mountain House (0-2) didn’t score until the final two frames.
Manuel Rubio led the offense with a 3-for-3 effort that included two runs and a steal. CJ Drain (three runs, steal) and Jordan Severin (double, two runs, two RBIs) each went 2 for 3.
“Larry struggled a little bit to find the zone, but he threw enough strikes to get outs and we played some defense behind him,” Weston Ranch coach David Hager said. “It was a nice bounce-back game for us. I’m happy with the way we bounced back after the Modesto Christian game.”
Oakdale 211, Lathrop 285
OAKDALE — Christian Guzman led Lathrop with a 6-over 42 at Oakdale Golf and Country Club on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough for him to garner low-medalist honors in the Valley Oak League opener.
Oakdale had the top three finishers in Greg Wikoff (38), Tristan Jamarillo (41) and David Myratkis (40). Calvin Reed added a 42.
Others scoring for Lathrop were Robert Berndt (56), Andrew Lorentz (61), Curtis Kimbro (62) and Robby Horrocks (64).
Sierra 1, Pitman 0
The Timberwolves’ upstart freshman tandem of Yasmin Ballew and Jadyn Shinn combined to score the lone goal in the second half in the nonleague match at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium. It was Shinn who provided the pass that allowed Ballew to net her fourth goal of the early season.
Goalie Emma Broderick came up with 11 saves.