STOCKTON – The Manteca Buffaloes were one of the lucky programs to get in a scheduled game Tuesday and the Buffaloes took advantage of the contact, beating host Chavez High 13-3 in a rain-shortened affair.
Manteca (5-2) did not waste any time with the Titans, pushing across a two-spot in the first and another seven-run inning in the second. Daniel Miramontes swung the Buffaloes big bat, going 2-for-2 with a walk with a pair of home runs.
Rainy weather took its toll on the field, leaving conditions less than perfect throughout the contest. Conditions worsened, leading the Titans to call the game.
“I was very pleased with our effort,” Manteca head coach Gene Ballardo said. “Granted, the weather wasn’t baseball weather, but the kids fought through the adversity with the weather and I was pleased to see that.”
Miramontes, who reached base in all three plate appearances, drove in a game-high six runs with the two bombs. Sophomore Jake Corn was 2-for-3 in the win, driving in a pair. Corn drove in Danny Gouveia from second base with a line drive double to the left side of the outfield.
Manteca will be back on the diamond Friday when they play host to the Atwater Falcons. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
Lathrop 7, Patterson 5
The Spartans got a solid effort from starting pitcher Austin Plunk and clutch hitting from Gabe Castellanos in a 7-5 victory over Patterson Tuesday.
Castellanos was 2-for-3 with two RBI and Plunk went three innings, surrendering just one run and three hits to Patterson.
Macus Mertillien and Ernie Garcia both were 1-for-3 with a RBI.
“Our defense player really well behind our pitchers today,” Lathrop head coach Randy Baltazar said. “I thought we made some pretty good plays despite the elements.
The Spartans are scheduled for a 4 p.m. matchup with Summerville, weather permitting.
East Union 5, Lodi 3
The Lancers climbed back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Lodi Flames Monday at home.
Andrew Ruiz was 3-for-4 in the win and Lucas Garcia was 2-for-4. Ruiz drove in two runs and had a double and teammate Jake Danhoff hit a big double in the third inning. Jeremy Turner handled the bulk of the pitching, going four innings and striking out two.