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RC rallies for softball win at Orestimba
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NEWMAN — After giving up six runs in the bottom of the fifth to Orestimba on Wednesday, Ripon Christian rallied for four in the sixth to take a 9-8 lead that would hold up for a victory that keeps the Knights a game back of Mariposa in the Southern League softball standings.

Ripon Christian (3-1 SL, 8-4 overall) appeared to have things under control at the midway point. The Knights plated three runs in the top of the first and stretched the early advantage to 5-2 after four innings.

Orestimba (3-2, 5-8) threatened in the final frame, but Katie O’Leary was able to get the final two outs to lock down the save. Madison DeGraaf pitched the first 6 1/3 innings for RC.

Liz Thomas led the Knights from the plate, going 3 for 4 with four RBIs. Nicole Chapman was 2 for 3, and O’Leary (hit, three walks) scored three times. 


East Union 11,

Lathrop 0 (5)

The Lancers (4-0, 12-1 overall) amassed seven runs in the first inning and rolled to the Valley Oak League win.

Delaney Pamplin and Shelby Cefalu (three relief innings) combined for a no-hitter, which second baseman Kianna Ahlstrom helped preserve with a diving catch. Ahlstrom also went 3 for 3 from the plate.

Ragan Fowzer (two doubles) and Izabella Owen each went 3 for 3, while Allie Tajii crushed doubles on her two at-bats. Kristina Mojica added a home run.


Manteca 21,

Weston Ranch 1 (5)

STOCKTON — Koryn Menasco pitched a mercy-shortened two-hitter and was 3 for 4 with three runs at the plate for surging Manteca (5-1 VOL, 13-4 overall).

Rhiannon Genilla (three runs, two RBIs) and Kaylee MacDannald (three runs, three RBIs) also roped three hits apiece. Isabella Gonzales contributed two hits and three runs. Meghan Garlets went 2 for 2 with two RBIs.



Manteca 9, Sierra 0

The Buffaloes (10-0 VOL, 11-6 overall) trampled their cross-town foe, getting 6-0, 6-0 sweeps at No. 4 singles Yok Whai Ma, No. 5 singles Joseph Poncini, No. 1 doubles Dhillon Patel/Kevin Lin and No. 2 doubles Jake Tolbert/Cameron Gonzales.

Solman Aniss took down Kyle Banks 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 1 singles match. Si Hao Tang (6-1, 6-0), Yok Eyh Ma (6-1, 6-0), DeAngelo Caldera (6-1, 6-2) and Robert Foo/Niko Plares (6-0, 6-2) also won for Manteca. 


Central Catholic 9,

Lathrop 0

LATHROP — Chad Hoang battled Central Catholic standout Conor Fenton in a 3-6, 3-6 defeat.

Zach Attiya had Lathrop’s best shot at getting a point. He dropped a 4-6, 6-3, 6-10 decision to Will Lyons at No. 6 singles.



Kimball 232, Lathrop DQ

TRACY — Lathrop’s Christian Guzman was once again low medalist, finishing with an even 36 at Old River Golf Course. Luke Marcello also competed for the Spartans, scoring a 53.

Chris Maxfield was Kimball’s top performer with a 40, Inigo Jacque followed with a 42 and Dominic Leduc a 44.


Sophomore softball

Manteca 17,

Weston Ranch 4

STOCKTON — Twin sisters Alyssah and Alannah Harnden each smashed a two-run homer for the Buffaloes.

Adriana Church contributed two hits, including a double, along with an RBI and a run. Marina Lopez-Smith was hit by a pitch and scored a run. Plating Weston Ranch’s runs were Evelyn Soria, Kassandra Orozco, Marison Chairez and Ashely Castaneda.


East Union 13,

Lathrop 0 (5)

Haylee Leonard and Alexa Avalos combined for the one-hitter. 

Chloe Agueda went 2 for 3 with an RBI single and three-run homer. Shantel Miller added an RBI single. Arianna Harris reached three times, had three steals and plated two runs.


Freshman baseball

Oakdale 5, Manteca 4

OAKDALE — Isaiah Perez drove in all four of the Buffaloes’ runs, including three on a homer in the top of the seventh that pushed them ahead, 4-3.

Oakdale took advantage of three walks and a hit batsmen in the bottom half and escaped with the win. Garren Genilla was solid in his four-plus innings start on the pitcher’s mound. Manteca (1-3 VOL, 7-7 overall) will look to bounce back Friday against Sierra.


Freshman softball

East Union 13,

Lathrop 0 (5)

East Union’s Karis Madrid went 3 for 3 from the plate and also pitched three scoreless innings.

The Lancers improved to 4-0 in the VOL and 12-4 overall.