The East Union baseball team kept its perfect start intact Wednesday after holding off visiting Chavez 10-5 at Agostini Field.
The Lancers (5-0) were ahead 6-0 after four innings before the Titans (2-5) of Stockton plated their first three runs in the top of the fifth. East Union answered with four in the bottom half to recapture control of the game, getting a two-run double from Andrew Oliveras (3 for 4, five RBIs).
Christian Nuon contributed a double and a triple to the offense, finishing 3 for 3 with three runs. Winning pitcher Jaydin Alvarez struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk.
Weston Ranch 11, Edison 3
STOCKTON — The visiting Cougars (2-5) rallied for nine runs in the fourth inning, and that was more than enough for starting pitcher Gabriel Melgar. He went the distance for Weston Ranch, finishing with four strikeouts in a three-hitter.
Isaiah Maxie was among the offensive standouts, going 3 for 4 with a double, a run and a RBI. Dustin Tinsley (2 for 5, two runs, RBI), David Baca (2 for 3, run, two RBIs), Anthony Chavez (two runs), and Rogelio Ruvalcaba (two runs) also contributed to the win.
Manteca 10, Escalon 8
ESCALON — The Buffaloes (5-1-1) staked a 3-0 lead in the first quarter and never trailed from there. Escalon (2-4) scratched across three in the bottom of the seventh before its comeback attempt was halted.
Isabella Gonzales drove in three runs, hit a double and finished 2 for 4 for Manteca’s potent attack. Jessica Almeida legged out a triple and went 3 for 5 with three runs and two RBIs. Alyssah Harnden also had two RBIs.
Oakdale 6, Manteca 3
Manteca (3-1) fell short in the rematch of the 2019 Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV final but was competitive.
“It easily could have been 5-4,” Manteca coach Frank Fontana said. “It was probably the best we have played thus far in the season.”
Among the key matches was No. 2 singles, which Oakdale’s Caleb Poling claimed 4-6, 6-3, 10-3 against Nick Pio. The Buffs returned the favor at No. 3 where Kayson Neduvakkattu held off Frankie Dutra, 6-3, 2-6, 10-8.
Also getting wins were No. 4 Ravpreet Grewal (6-3, 7-5) and No. 6 Sean Samson (6-3, 6-0). Oakdale (4-0) won all three doubles matches.
Lathrop 550, Pacheco 642
The Spartans opened Western Athletic Conference play with a win at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Medalist Salvador Reyes finished with a 98. Luke Marcello (104), Andrew Saldana (108), John Wall Jr. (117) and Jacob Brown (123) were the rest of their scorers.
East Union 9, Chavez 2
Dylan Lee, Izaiah Fagundes and Ryan Vanarsdell knocked in two runs apiece for the Lancers on Wednesday.
VanArsdell and Lee were both 3 for 4 with a double and a run and Fagundes was 2 for 4 with a home run and a double. Xavier Mendez knocked in and scored a run. Evan Jeffery and Anthony Flores both added a double.
Jeffery and John Perazzo both threw for two innings and struck out five apiece.
East Union 14, Calaveras 0 (5)
The Lancers scored eight runs in the third inning of the mercy rule shortened affair Tuesday.
Jeffery doubled, knocked in three runs and scored two. VanArsdell (two RBI) and Zak McCasland (RBI) both went 2 for 3 and scored two runs. Dylan Lee had two RBI and Jacob Toste (triple, run), Perazzo (run) and Marcus Brennan each knocked in a run.
Nolan Calmes struck out five for East Union and Lee one.