The Ripon High Indians again fell to Hughson, losing 12-2 in six innings to the Trans Valley League leaders on Thursday.
Josh Pack paced the Huskies (9-1 in league, 12-2 overall) by allowing four hits, two runs – both unearned – striking out one and walking one. He threw a total of 73 pitches.
Jack Mayer and Trent Murphy, who came on in the fourth, shared the pitching chores for Ripon (6-4 TVL, 11-7 overall).
Both teams committed their share of errors. But the mistakes proved costly for the visiting Indians, who yielded 12 runs but with five being earned.
Hughson won the earlier meeting, jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning. Pack (3-4, two runs, two RBI), Dylan Horner (3-3, run), Cooper Gipp (2-4, two runs, RBI) and Lane Cobb (2-3, two runs) led in the hit parade.
Huskies put the game away in the sixth with a six-run rally led by Horner and Cobb.
For the Indians, Angelo Baciocco had a triple while driving in a pair of runs to lead the way.
The other hits came by way of Matt Dedonatis, Jarrod Andrews (run) and Nick Price (run).
Ripon will play a non-league game against Manteca on Monday.
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At Waterford, the Knights suffered a tough Southern League game to the Wildcats (3-6 in league, 6-11 overall).
“They’re a good team,” said RC coach John De Visser. “We just didn’t play good baseball.”
The Knights (6-3 in SL, 12-4 overall) will host Mariposa on Monday.