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ROUNDUP: Caratachea perfect game, Naranjo inside-the-park HR highlight Ripon softball win
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Kharime Caratachea and the rest of Ripon’s softball team are off to a sizzling start to the new season.

The San Francisco State signee pitched a perfect game Wednesday at Tokay, while Addison Naranjo hit a triple and an inside-the-park home run in the Indians’ 13-0 non-league win.

Caratachea twirled a two-hit shutout against Manteca in Ripon’s opener last Friday and followed that masterpiece with a dominant four-inning outing in Lodi, striking out 10 of the 12 batters she faced. She was also productive offensively, reaching base in all three of her plate appearances (walk, hit by pitch) that include an RBI double.

Ripon (2-0) broke it open with a 10-run fourth inning in which Naranjo had her two big hits. She finished 2 for 3 with three runs and four RBIs. Naranjo earlier plated the first run of the game, walking in the first inning before getting driven in by Alana Hernandez (1 for 4, two RBIs).

Jaycee Wilmshurst was 2 for 3 with a double and three runs scored. Addyson Wilmshurst went 2 for 3 with a run and two RBIs. Isabella Rachacho contributed two RBIs. Ava Hernandez scored twice and had three steals.

Ripon faces Sonora at home next Tuesday.



Manteca 9, Weston Ranch 0

No. 2 singles player Michael Osanna (6-4, 4-6, 10-8) and No. 6 Kevin Navarro (6-4, 4-6, 10-5) preserved the Buffaloes’ shutout with three-set wins.

Chai Ma (6-2, 6-2), Ivan Barajas (6-1, 6-2), Vincent Almeida (6-2, 6-2) and Misha Levchenko (6-1, 6-1) were the other singles winners.

In doubles, Manteca’s top two tandems — Landon Butler/Declan Edwards and Harrian Arriaga-Sepulveda/Steven Sarmiento — cruised to 6-0, 6-0 victories. Dominick Esquivel and Evan Chacko took the No. 3 match, 7-5, 6-3.



Manteca 3, Lodi 0

The Buffaloes held on for the 25-5, 25-15, 25-20 sweep on Tuesday.

Jesus Gomez and Julio Mateo led the attack with seven and six kills, respectively, while Marc Bondoc dished out 29 assists.

Libero Cedrick Maglinao racked up seven service aces.


JV boys volleyball

Manteca 2, Lodi 1

Manteca squeaked out the 25-23, 12-25, 15-13 win.

Anthony Abello and Adam Cuevas had five kills each. Caden Silva handed out 16 assists.