The East Union Lancers did not take long to get going, erupting for a nine-run first inning in their Valley Oak League blowout win over Sonora High Tuesday.
The Lancers (2-1, 6-4 overall) spotted starting pitcher Kelsey Emerson with more than enough run support, as she held the Sonora bats quiet through five shutout innings. Emerson struck out four and held Sonora to just three hits in her five innings of work.
Gianna Gesler had two hits for the Lancers including a big homerun to leftfield to help spark the nine-run East Union first. Tea Solario and Jessica Campa both had two hits, including doubles.
“It was a well played game for us,” East Union head coach Brian Goulart said. “We were able to get everybody in and the girls played hard.”
The Lancers will likely be in for a steeper challenge Thursday when they travel to Oakdale to take on the undefeated Mustangs.
Oakdale 13, Lathrop 0
The Spartans were unable to muster a hit against the undefeated Mustangs, dropping their VOL contest 13-0 Tuesday against Oakdale.
Starting pitcher Alicia Erlandson tossed the majority of the game for Lathrop, only surrendering one earned run in her three innings of work. Erlandson gave way to Briana Lopez who walked two and struck out one over two innings.
Jocelyn Castro drew a free pass from Oakdale, providing Lathrop with its only base runner.
Lathrop will try and get things figured out Thursday when they make the trek east to take on the Sonora Wildcats.
East Union 7, Enochs 6
The Lancers were able to edge out Encohs by a run Tuesday.
Hailey Swingler was 3-for-4 at the plate and twirled a complete game for East Union.
Swingler scattered the six runs over six innings and struck out five in the win. Teammate Sierra Corral was also 3-for-4 in the win.