East Union starter Jordan Kron got himself into a jam early, but was able to settle down and regain composure and turn in four solid innings only the damage was done. The Lancers could not fight back from a three-run deficit, falling to Lodi 5-3 Friday at Tony Zupo Field in Lodi.
Kron walked four and hit a batter in a lackluster opening frame, but cruised through the fourth inning, only surrendering an unearned run in the fourth after the rocky start.
Defensive miscues played their part in the loss as well, holding Lodi to just three hits in the contest, but boosting its offensive production with four untimely errors.
“We did have some issues when it came to taking care of the baseball,” East Union head coach Dan Triglia said. “They only had the three hits bout we gave them four errors and those errors came into play when it came to runs scored.
“We have to tighten that up and hopefully we’ll be in better shape.”
Brock Swift led the Lancers with a 2-for-3 day at the plate with a pair of doubles and a RBI. Zac Carrillo was 3-for-3 in the contest with a RBI.
The Lancers will try and get back in the win column Tuesday when they host the Tracy Bulldogs at 3:30 p.m.
Weston Ranch 10, Edison 2
The Cougars remained undefeated Friday, taking care of the visiting Edison Vikings 10-2.
Arianna Hernandez was the difference for Weston Ranch (3-0), going seven innings in the circle, striking out four and only surrendering three hits.
Raileen Romo was 2-for-4 in the win, driving in a run, while Reianna Dominguez went 2-for-2 and had a game-high four RBI. Teammate Lydia McDonald also banged out a hit and provided solid defense for the Cougars in the field.
“This win was a total team effort,” Cougars head coach Janel Bauer said. “Everybody was able to contribute in some way and that is nice to see early.”
The Cougars will try and remain unblemished when they begin action in the Ceres Tournament Thursday in Riverbank.