LATHROP – The Lathrop Spartans got a solid outing from starting pitcher Mikey Pereznegron and a five-run third inning to power past visiting Gregori High 6-0 Tuesday.
Pereznegron was impeccable for the Spartans, scattering just three hits and striking out eight in his best pitching performance of the season.
“Mike was fantastic today,” Lathrop head coach Randy Baltazar said. “Both pitching and hitting. I’m really proud of how our boys played today. We’ve been waiting for awhile to get out bats going.”
Pereznegron was Lathrop’s leading hitter, going 3-for-3 with a walk and a run. Teammates Preston Rizo and Keenan Donatelli both went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple. Donatelli also came around to score once.
Austin Plunk threw the final inning for the Spartans, not giving up a hit and striking out one.
Manteca 9, Argonaut 1
Manteca reaped the benefits of a strong pitching performance from Nathan Chivello, cruising past visiting Argonaut Tuesday.
Chivello went four innings striking out three and walking three to hold Argonaut in check. He surrendered the final three innings to Jacob Corn, who was as dominant with eight strikeouts in his nine outs of work.
Lucas Vaughn was the big hitter for the Buffaloes, going 4-for-5 with two runs and a RBI. Buddy Reeder was not too far behind, finishing the afternoon with a perfect 4-for-4 day at the plate with three RBI and a pair of doubles.
The Buffaloes will be off for more than a week, before heading to Escalon to take on the Cougars next Thursday.
Sierra 12, Patterson 4
An eight-run third inning would be all the Timberwolves would have to muster up Tuesday in their victory over the host Tigers.
Marc Wilson toed the bump for Sierra and was impressive, going four-plus innings and not surrendering an earned run. Offensively, the Timberwolves had five players with multiple hits, including a 3-for-5 game from Kyle Oden. Jake Pruitt, Jacob Souza, Dakota Conners and Wilson all recorded two hits for Sierra, with Conners and Jonathan Barry recording doubles.
“We had a very good approach at the plate the first four innings,” Sierra head coach Jack Thomson said. “And we hit the ball well. We had a defensive breakdown in the fourth which allowed Patterson to score all of its runs.
“Other than that inning it was a fairly solid performance.”
Manteca 10, Argonaut 3
The Buffaloes got most of the offense it would need from Greg Jones, who was 3-for-4 with a homer in Manteca’s win over Argonaut Tuesday.
Jones had a home run, a double and a single in the win, crushing a solo-shot to get Manteca on the board 1-0. He would also nail two attempted base stealers from behind the plate. Keth Faaber was 3-for-5 with two triples and two runs, while pitcher Ryan Matthews went five striking out five and surrendering two earned runs.