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ROUNDUP: Torres tosses no-hitter with 15 Ks in Manteca softball home opener
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Nayellys Torres pitched a no-hitter in the Manteca softball team’s home opener Monday, striking out 15 against just two walks in the 4-0 win over Bear Creek.

“Nelly was terrific today,” Manteca coach Josh Farris said. “She had a lot of strikeouts, but when the defenses need to make plays behind her they did.”

Manteca (1-1), coming off a 5-0 season-opening loss to Ripon, raced away with three late runs after taking the lead in the second inning.

Cece Avalos led the way with a double and two RBIs, finishing 2 for 3. Freshman Na’ima Calderon also went 2 for 3 with a run. Tatum Kusy-Penirian stole two bases.

“Complete team win today with everyone doing their jobs to make sure we cam eout on top,” Farris said.

The Buffaloes travel to Galt today to take on Liberty Ranch.


Lathrop 11, McNair 1 (5)

The Spartans broke through for six runs in the fourth inning of their mercy-shortened season opener.

Two-way threat Ariana Fuentes hit 2 for 4 with a double, a triple, two runs and scored and three RBIs. She also dominated from the pitcher’s circle, firing 11 strikeouts in a no-hitter.

Maci De Costa (3 for 4, two runs, RBI), Tatianna Lopez (2 for 3, double, run, two RBIs) and Tianna Gonzalez (double, two RBIs) were other offensive standouts.



Manteca 13, Los Banos 0 (5)

In Los Banos, the Buffaloes (1-0-1) busted out for six runs in the second inning and got a combined no-hitter from freshman Nate Slikker (four innings, five strikeouts, two walks) and Jesse Bella (two Ks, two BBs).

They had more than enough offensive support, as Manteca mashed 15 hits.

San Diego signee Rex Watson (3 for 4, double, three runs, three RBIs), Noah Navarro (3 for 3, three runs, RBI) and Cameron Jimenez (3 or 4, run, RBI) each had three hits. Michael George and Edward Anthony each contributed a double and two RBIs.

Stagg 14, Lathrop 3 (5)

The host Spartans (0-2) used four pitchers who combined to surrender 10 earned runs on eight hits and seven walks.

The offense could only muster four hits. Anthony Gallardo drove in a pair of runs.


Grace Davis 5, Ripon Christian 2

Four unearned runs doomed the visiting Knights and starting pitcher Josh Buffalow, who fanned six batters over 5 1/3 innings. Jordan Luisi got the final two outs.

Grant Sonke powered the Ripon Christian attack with two doubles and two runs. He was driven in by Kayden Anderson and Buffalow.


JV softball

Manteca 13, Bear Creek 1

Leah Hernandez was the winning pitcher as well as an offensive standout for the Buffaloes.

Aleisa Harris and Sara Dutra also came through with big hits.


McNair 14, Lathrop 11

Kales Rogers went 2 for 2 with a run scored for Lathrop.

Cerreny Perez (1 for 2, run, RBI) and Aaliyah Roberts (1 for 1, two RBIs) were also among the offensive standouts. Juliana Marquez and Roberts shared pitching duties.