Haighley Kissee struck out 12 and walked two in a one-hit gem, and Manteca rallied for all of its runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to stun defending SJS Division III champion Ceres 4-0 at home Tuesday.
Kissee was instrumental in the sixth-inning breakthrough, finishing 2 for 3 with a double, a run and an RBI.
“Haighley Kissee was special today,” Manteca coach Josh Farris said. “She had a dominant performance in the circle and was huge for us at the plate. This was one of those games you could tell she wanted to show some things and I think the girls fed off of that made some plays defensively behind her.”
Rhiannon Genilla was also went 2 for 3 from the plate, and Vanessa Lopez was 1 for 3 with a run. The Buffaloes (7-3) totaled six hits.
Ceres fell to 8-3.
Manteca heads to Patterson today before opening Valley Oak League play at home Friday against Kimball.
Manteca 21, Ceres 1 (5)
The visiting Bulldogs drew first blood in the top of the first inning, but it was all Manteca (8-2) from there.
The Buffaloes took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom half of the first and blew it open with 10 in the second and nine in the third.
Alyssah Harnden fired 10 strikeouts and threw a no-hitter. She was also 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs. Ella Washburn (three runs, two RBIs) added a 3-for-3 effort, and Kaila Nolasco (three runs, two RBIs) went 2 for 3.