Bulletin staff reports
Freshman phenom Tyler Griggs shot an even 37 at Manteca Park Golf Course’s front nine, leading East Union to a 221-278 Valley Oak League win over Sierra on Monday.
The Lancers (3-2) had the top three finishers in the dual match.
Ezra Lenhardt was the runner-up with a 39, and Kyle Dorland added a 41. Gabriel Espinosa and Lucas Couch each carded a 52 to round out scoring for East Union.
Sierra was paced by its No. 6 golfer Antonio Samson, who scored a 53. Others contributing for the Timberwolves were Evan Brazal (54), Damian Simon (54), Jackie Thai (58), Mike Erdman (59) and David Perry (59).
Manteca 10, Lathrop 0 (6)
LATHROP – The Buffaloes’ Haighley Kissee struck out five of the six Spartans batters she faced to start the game Monday and set the tone for the Manteca’s Valley Oak League mercy-rule win.
Koryn Menasco came on in relief for the Buffaloes (2-1 VOL, 10-4 overall) and struck out four with four walks. Annalisa Garcia had Lathrop’s lone hit.
Vanessa Lopez (two RBIs) and Sierra Martinez were each 2 for 2 with two runs for the Manteca.
The Spartans fall to 0-2, 3-6.
East Union 10,
Weston Ranch 0 (5)
Delaney Pamplin and Shelby Cefalu combined for a one-hitter at Northgate Softball Complex.
Allie Tajii highlighted the offense, going 3 for 3 with two doubles and three RBIs. Alexis Erich was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.
Weston Ranch 3,
East Union 0
STOCKTON — The Cougars (1-0, 6-2) held off visiting East Union for a 25-16, 25-23, 25-21 sweep in their VOL opener.
Kenneth Cha and Ryan Nepomuceno rapped out five kills apiece. Jarien Falcon dished out 16 assists, and Rence Santos collected 14 digs.
Manteca 14, Lathrop 0 (5)
Alyssah Harnden threw a five-inning no hitter for the Buffaloes with nine strikeouts and only allowed just one base runner by walk in the mercy-rule win.
Manteca’s RaeLene Finley was 3 for 4 with a double, four RBI and three runs. Teammate Ella Washburn was 2 for 2 with a RBI, two runs and two walks while Makenna Condit had a two-RBI single, scoring twice and walking twice.
East Union 7,
Weston Ranch 0
Nadia Cardona and McKenzie Salgado (two RBIs) each went 3 for 3, and Chloe Agueda contributed with two hits and an RBI.
Kennedy Goodnough and Alexa Avalos each pitched three innings and combined for seven strikeouts.