Dustin Tinsley’s dominant pitching performance was ultimately spoiled by a punch-less offense Tuesday in Tracy, as Weston Ranch dropped a frustrating 1-0 decision to Kimball.
The senior stifled Kimball (1-6 Valley Oak League, 3-12 overall) for 16 strikeouts and gave up four hits.
“Dustin Tinsley was on his game today,” Weston Ranch coach David Hager said. “I’m really proud of the way he just competed and carried us today.”
Jose Aguilar pitched the final inning and took the loss after getting two outs in the bottom of the seventh. Rigoberto Hernandez scored the winning run, as he roped a two-out single and was driven in by Anthony Vasquez’s drive that skipped past the diving Ayden Tinsley.
Weston Ranch (0-5, 5-11) was held to one hit — a double from Dustin Tinsley — by Dylan Anderson. The rematch is today in Stockton.
Lathrop 3, Los Banos 0
Make it 20 straight wins to start the season for Lathrop, which swept the Western Athletic Conference match on Wednesday, 25-10, 25-14, 25-19. The Spartans are now 10-0 in the WAC.
Jerico Santillan and Tory Sumbler anchored the offense with 20 and 15 assists, respectively. Diego Sanchez and Lucas Baluyut paced the defense with 15 and 10 digs. Arman John spearheaded the attack with 13 kills and two aces while adding eight digs. Christopher Millan had eight kills, while Christian Green blasted seven to go with six aces and four digs.
Mountain House 15, Lathrop 1 (5)
Lylliana Avila went 2 for 2 and knocked in Jasmine Smith with a double in the first inning, but the Spartans (0-6 WAC, 1-10 overall) could not muster any more offense on Wednesday.
They did well stay in the game early, working out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam.
“We just seem to have one bad inning that puts a damper on things,” Lathrop coach Stephanie Maestretti said. “I’m seeing improvements every day, which is one of the biggest things I can ask for from these girls as a coach.”
Manteca 14, Weston Ranch 3 (5)
A nine-run second inning gave host Manteca (2-2 VOL, 11-3 overall) the early separation it needed Wednesday.
Elon James highlighted the barrage with a home run, finishing 2 for 3 with two runs and four RBIs. Nayellys Torres (double, two runs), Rayana Ladd (double, RBI, run), Peyton Faias (three walks, two runs) and Brea Vieira (two RBIs) were among the Buffaloes’ other top producers.
Winning pitcher Mohrgen Kissee logged four innings from the circle and struck out eight.
JV boys volleyball
Lathrop 2, Los Banos 0
The Spartans (9-1 WAC, 12-2 overall) were victorious, 25-12, 25-21.
Alexander Vere produced nine kills, three aces and nine digs. Charles Reyes racked up 15 assists and seven digs. Brandon Sanchez added 15 digs.