Lathrop High spotted Gregori a run in the first inning and another three in the third, but back-to-back big innings left Lathrop in position for its 11-10 nonleague victory over Gregori Tuesday.
Lathrop’s Mikey Pereznegron broke out in a big way, going 4-for-5 in the game with a double, four runs scored and an RBI. Austin Plunk also had a big day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Plunk also closed the door in the Spartans’ bullpen, tossing the final three innings in relief of starter Preston Rizzo.
Rizzo went five innings for the Spartans, scattering four hits and four runs to Gregori before surrendering to Plunk. Plunk would go the final three, holding Gregori to three hits and striking out four batters. Rizzo also made his presence felt at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI.
The Spartans (2-4) will be back on the diamond Friday when they host Cosumnes Oaks at 3:30 p.m.
Sonora 13, Ripon 5
The Indians ran into a tough Sonora team in its yard and it wasn’t pleasant as Ripon fell to the Wildcats 13-5 Tuesday.
Ripon got a quality outing out of starter Cesar Nuno, but defensive miscues spelled doom for Ripon. Nuno was also effective at the plate, attempting to help out his cause as one of two Indians to collect multiple hits in the contest.
Both Nuno and Caleb Rodgers banged out two hits for a Ripon offense that was unable to get anything going against Sonora pitching.
“They beat Ripon Christian 17-0, so they are a good team,” Ripon head coach Mitch Evans said. “We just gave them too much early and never could recover.
“We made errors that extended innings and they turned around and made them into runs.”
Ripon will host the Franklin Yellowjackets Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Modesto Christian 4, Ripon Christian 2
The Knights gave up a run in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, falling to Modesto Christian 4-2 Monday.
Kalvin Prins got the start for Ripon Christian and took the decision, but also blasted an RBI double for the Knights in the sixth inning.
Ripon Christian (0-4) will try and get its first win Friday when they host the Summerville Bears at 4 p.m.