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Manteca volleyball serves up sweep
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MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Jonathan Borres served 15 unanswered points at one point in the second game, and the Manteca boys volleyball team rolled past Mountain House 25-13, 25-12, 25-21 in a nonleague match on Monday.

Borres ended up with seven aces to go with 12 assists and five kills. Fellow setter Oswaldo Garcia handed out 14 assists and also rapped five kills.

The Valley Oak League-leading Buffaloes (12-2 overall) got solid play from middle blockers Tydus Verhoeven (five kills, five blocks) and Cameron Reis (six kills, ace). Outside hitter Kylan Chandler added six kills, six digs and two aces. Libero Joseph Borres had seven digs.

Manteca can secure at least a share of the VOL title on Wednesday with a win at Lathrop.


Weston Ranch 3,

Sierra 0

The Cougars (6-2 VOL, 11-4 overall) clobbered host Sierra, 25-20, 25-13, 25-15.

Jarien Falcon led the way with six kills, 29 assists and four aces. Kenneth Cha (five kills, three blocks, two aces), Armando Mendoza (six kills, seven blocks, three aces) and Ryan Nepomuceno (nine kills, two aces, 14 digs) were other standouts for Weston Ranch.



Ripon Christian 11, Denair 0 (5)

DENAIR — Ripon Christian (5-3, 12-7 overall) started with a six-run tear in the first inning and cruised to the Southern League victory.

Liz Thomas highlighted the hit parade with two home runs and five RBIs. The Knights totaled 11 hits. Ariel Vander Woude went 3 for 4, and pitcher Madison DeGraaf struck out seven in a mercy-shortened two-hitter.

Sophomore softball

NorCal Classic

East Union (15-3-1) went 4-0 to win the NorCal Classic championship hosted at Northgate Softball Complex last Thursday and Friday.

Haylee Leonard pitched a perfect game in a seven-inning win over Mariposa, striking out 10. Mackenzie Salgado batted 8 for 9 and drive in five RBIs. Taylor Campbell racked up five hits and four RBIs.

Freshman baseball

Sierra 3, East Union 2

Ben Supinger was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, plating Matt Dunham in the top of the seventh for Sierra’s go-ahead run. 

Dunham finished with two runs, and Louis Aquila drove in William Rocha with a ground-rule double to tie it at 2-2 in the fifth. Aquila also pitched five innings. Scotty Armstrong had an RBI single and scored a run for East Union in the first inning.

Sierra improved to 6-3 in the VOL and 13-5 overall.

Manteca 5, Oakdale 3

The Buffaloes (5-5 VOL) registered all of their runs in the first two innings and held on for the win behind a strong pitching effort from Isaiah Perez (six-plus innings, five strikeouts).

Joel Gallo, who contributed an RBI on offense, pitched the seventh inning and picked up the save. Tyler Garlets (double, run) and Perez (double, two RBIs) also keyed the attack.