Sierra's Mikaella Manto edged out Brittney Barrington by a stroke, but it was East Union that prevailed on the team score Wednesday 240-272 in a Valley Oak League girls golf match at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Manto finished 2-over for a 38. Barrington's 39 was backed by solid 44s from Michelle Euan and Heighlee Mosher. Sophomore Ashley Trinidad contributed a 49, and Morgan Geske had a 59.
Sierra scorers were Julia Erdman (55), Anna Dickinson (57), Jenna Villanueva (58) and Melissa Garcia (64).
East Union 8, Central Catholic 2
After earning the win as a reliever in the Lancers' exciting home win on Tuesday, Ashton Heath notched another 'W' as a starter Wednesday to complete the two-game sweep.
The sophomore struck out seven over six innings, and Benny Slaughter closed it out in their combined one-hitter. Central Catholic's only hit came in the first, when freshman TP Wentworth hit a leadoff double. Multiple errors helped the Raiders (0-2 VOL, 1-2 overall) plate their other run in the second.
“I can't say enough about Ashton's performance today,” East Union coach Carlos Herrera said. “For a sophomore to throw a one-hitter against a good Central team, he was outstanding.”
The Lancers (2-0, 3-0) rallied for four runs in the second and cruised from there. Austin Orr finished 2 for 5 with two RBIs and a run to lead the offense. Jacob Toste also had two hits, and Willie Segura plated a pair of runs.
Kimball 6, Sierra 1
Santi Duarte drove in the lone run for Sierra (0-2) in the sixth inning, but the Jaguars (2-0 VOL, 2-2 overall) answered with two of their own in the bottom half to put it away.
The Timberwolves were limited to just three hits and struggled defensively behind pitchers Austin Frisk (3 2/3 IP, five Ks, four BBs, four hits) and Tyler Looney (2 1/3 IP, three Ks, BB, four hits).
“Austin Frisk did a great job today,” Sierra coach Travis Thomson said. “Pounded the zone and had three pitches working for him. It was exciting to see him have the success he had today. If we are able to make a couple more plays for him it is a one-run game.”
At Grace Davis, Lathrop's Amanda Fernandez and Godwina Ogbeide reached the second round of the Western Athletic Conference Doubles Tournament, falling to third-seeded Erin Su and Udaiyaa Bommudurai, 4-6, 3-6.
Fernandez and Ogbeide won their opener 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 against Patterson's Naudya Figueroa and Shantell Nzoule. Ruby Chavez and Madilynn Romero also competed in the tournament, dropping a 0-6, 3-6 decision to Mountain House's Lizzie Su and Cheon Dela Cruz.
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John Wall Jr. highlighted the round for Lathrop with a season-best 52 at Creekside Golf Course on Tuesday. He was low medalist for the round.
Teammate Sal Reyes trailed by two strokes, and Matthew Hammond added a 67. Adrian Penalosa's 63 led Johansen. Neither team fielded a complete squad.