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Rivas rakes as Buffs pound Chavez
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C.J. Rivas was unstoppable at the plate Friday for the Manteca sophomore baseball team in a five-inning 15-3 drubbing of Chavez.

Rivas went 3 for 3 with two doubles and a pair of RBIs.
Matthew Mueller got the start at went four, allowing one unearned run and striking out four.

Manteca (4-4) kicks off Valley Oak League play against East Union Monday.

East Union 10, Tokay 2

The Lancers picked up their second win in three outings Friday behind Brock Swift’s five-inning, three-strikeout performance.

John Olague closed it out.

Joshua Bonds was 1 for 3 with two stolen bases and a pair of runs scored, while Ronnie Tiscareno hit a triple and scored another run.

Zak Lewellan was 2 for 4 with a run scored.

EU hosts Lathrop Monday.

Tournament of Champions
East Union 11, Armijo 5
Rodriguez 5, East Union 4

The Lancers broke open the first contest with a seven-spot in the fourth.

Kalyn Delao pitched a four-hitter for the win.

Cherisse Martin went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Jessica Lavoie hit a double.

In the nightcap, the Squires committed five errors which led to four Rodriguez runs.

Kelsey Emmerson (2B) went the distance, allowing just one earned, and Delao was 2 for 3 at the dish.

Blanca Segura 2 for 2 for the 4-2 Lancers.

“You can’t win a game with five errors,” EU head coach Ronnie Tiscareno said. “One game we played good defense and our bats weren’t very good, and the next game it was reversed. Once we get both going, we’ll finish pretty strong.”

Sierra 13, Linden 2

In Linden, Daylynn Penner (0 BB) pitched five innings of two-run ball, allowing one earned on six hits and five strikeouts.

Penner went 3 for 4 at the plate, scoring three runs.

Allison Smith went 2 for 3 with three RBIS, and Mallory Weiler was 1 for 1 with two walks, two runs scored and another batted in.

All nine Sierra starters collected hits, as Sierra racked up 12 total.

The T’Wolves (5-2-1) travel to Central Valley Wednesday.

— Brandon Petersen