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Kissee pitches perfect game for Buffs
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Haighley Kissee knows what it is like to be perfect.

The Manteca sophomore hurled a perfect game Thursday to help the Buffaloes to a 3-1 finish in the gold bracket of the NorCal Classic as the Buffaloes blanked Millennium-Tracy 9-0 in five innings at West High.

Kisse struck out seven and received ample help from her defense with Beth Aschenbrenner chasing down a well-hit ball in right field to help keep the perfect game alive. Later in the game Kisse flew out of the circle to snag a short pop-up and got the ball to first in time to nip the runner.

Morgan Miramontes (RBI) and Kissee (2 for 4) each doubled while Sierra Martinez had two RBI and Anissa Gonzalez had one.

In an 8-1 win over Buhach Colony (3-14) to start the day, Kissee was 3 for 4 with two RBI as part of a 12-hit Manteca attack. 

Martinez, Daniel Burch (2 for 3, two RBI), Gonzalez and Tawny Deerink (2 for 3, RBI) each had a double for the Buffaloes (11-4).

“Once they started getting hits, they were unstoppable,” Manteca coach Corey Navarro said. “Their intensity rose with their hits.”

Platinum bracket

East Union 8, Clovis 5

Alexis Erich hit a three-run home run for the Lancers (14-1) in the first inning at the Tracy Softball Complex.

East Union would not score again until the international tiebreaker was instituted in the seventh inning when with two out Taylor Ward had a two-RBI single and Alejandro Rascon had an RBI single.

East Union 5,
Notre Dame-Belmont 2

Samantha Owen was 3 for 3 with a three-run home run for the Lancers.

East Union faces Elk Grove this morning at 11:30 and wraps up the tournament at 3 p.m.

Diamond bracket

Ripon 11,
Lincoln-Lincoln 1

Felicia Ceja went 3 for 4 with a double, triple and two RBI to lead an 11-hit attack for the Indians (15-3) at the Tracy Softball complex.

“We hit the ball really well,” Ripon coach Robert Vernon said. “We pounded out 11 hits and that’s nice to see.

“I was pleased with the effort.”

The Indians continue the tournament at 11 a.m. today against Bella Vista-Fair Oaks and conclude play at 3 p.m.