East Union’s baseball team routed first-year varsity Gregori 13-3 in a mercy-shortened nonleague affair in Salida. The win moves the Lancers to 3-0.
Jordan Kron jacked a two-run homer in the first inning to get the team started, and a nine-run fourth put the game out of reach. Kron would finish with three RBIs after getting beaned with the bases loaded in the fourth.
Brock Swift highlighted the fourth-inning rally with a two-run single to left. Brennan Koeller also drove in two, while Steven Gigli went 2 for 4 with an RBI. East Union belted 10 hits total.
Zac Carrillo threw five efficient innings for the Lancers, needing just 65 pitches to strike out six while giving up four hits and two earned runs.
Escalon 9, Sierra 3
The Cougars (3-0) did all of their damage in the first two innings, scoring five in the first and four more in the second.
Sierra relievers Robert LeLaurin, Mark Crain, sophomore Dakota Conners and John Waggy each threw a shutout inning the rest of the way.
Marc Wilson (double, RBI) and Makana Ward each went 2 for 4 for the Timberwolves. Robert Steves clubbed a home run for scalon, and Gino Franceschetti was 2 for 3 with a double.
Orestimba 2, Ripon Christian 1
Despite holding advantages in shots attempted (9-6) and corner-kick opportunities (8-2), the 0-3 Knights could only muster a late second-half goal off a penalty kick from Ashley Bloemhof.
Kamryn Bylsma had four saves in goal.
Hilmar 213, Ripon 219
Ripon (0-1, 1-2 overall) opened the Trans-Valley League season with a solid effort at challenging Stevinson Ranch, but it wasn’t enough. Hilmar freshman Landon Azevedo was the medalist with an even-par 36.
For Ripon, Zach Capel carded a 40, Cole Bagdasarian a 41, Nick Sharp a 42, Jason Williamson a 44 and Nick Mendonca a 52.
East Union 3, Gregori 0
Kyle Austin (five innings, five strikeouts, two walks) and reliever Trevor Huntoon combined for a no-hitter. Huntoon pitched two perfect innings for the save.
Jake Danhoff (2 for 3) gave EU’s pitchers all the run support they needed with a base hit that drove in Lucas Garcia in the opening frame. Freshman Joe Souza went 2 for 2 with a triple.