Sisters Kindra and Maddi Hackbarth put on a hitting clinic Wednesday at Oakdale, helping the host Mustangs blast Sierra 11-4 in a duel of Valley Oak League contenders.
They accounted for eight of Oakdale’s 15 knocks with each going 4 for 4. Kindra plated four runs and legged out a triple. Maddi had two triples, a double and six RBIs.
“They got most of their RBIs,” Sierra coach Vic DeAnda said. “They hit the ball real well. We just couldn’t get them out.”
Sierra (4-2 VOL, 10-3 overall) matched the Mustangs (5-1, 11-5), finishing with 11 of their own. Leadoff batter Devi Coglio was 3 for 3 with three runs and a triple, Kendelle Messersmith drove in two and was 3 for 3 and Tayler Moss finished 2 for 4.
“Our biggest problem was we left a lot of runners on base and (Oakdale) executed when they needed to score,” DeAnda said. “We also had three errors that hurt us, errors in the outfield. We just can’t give at team like that extra chances.
“Not taking anything away from Oakdale. That’s a great team and they were the better team today.”
East Union 18, Lathrop 1
Samantha Owen continues to swing the hot bat for the Lancers (6-0, 13-1). On Thursday, she went 4 for 4 with three doubles and three RBIs at Northgate Softball Complex.
Michelle Castro was 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Alexis Erich connected for a home run and racked up four RBIs. Amy Gann and Taylor Ward both went 2 for 4. Sophomore pitcher Delaney Pamplin gave up two runs and a hit in the first inning before settling down to throw a three-hitter.
Weston Ranch 2
Haighley Kissee produced with her arm and the bat Thursday at Weston Ranch.
From the plate she hit a double and a triple while knocking in four runs and plating three more in a 4-for-5 effort. She also pitched all five innings and struck out five in a three-hitter.
Annissa Gonzalez was 3 for 3 with a triple, three runs and two RBIs.
Weston Ranch 0
Azucena Mendiola and Vanessa Lopez both homered, and Megan Garlets finished a single and a jack shy of a cycle in the Buffaloes’ landslide victory.
Eli Murrieta and Ashley Pease each belted four hits. Winning pitcher Koryn Menasco fanned eight in her no-hitter and was one of six Buffaloes (Danielle Flores, Breanna Pease) with two knocks. Manteca amassed 19 hits and were issued 14 walks.
East Union 12, Lathrop 0
Hayle Agueda struck out 10 in a five-inning shutout.
Allie Tajji, Kianna Ahlstrom, Kristina Mojica, Avi Swift, LaEssa Pierce and Tierra Solario were among the Lancrers top offensive performers.
Lathrop’s Ariana Gonzales, Samantha Sales, Naomi DeBarrio, Jasmine Velasquez and Gwenth Orino were lauded for their play on defense.
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Pitcher Raygan Fowzer helped her own cause with a 3-for-4 effort that includes a home run. She didn’t need much support, as she fired nine strikeouts in securing a five-inning no-hitter.
Aunisti Gonzalez went 2 for 5.