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Sierra ends 9-game skid to Oakdale
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With a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth already in hand, Sierra is playing for a favorable seed and momentum in the final week of the regular season.

Two days after beating Manteca in extra innings, the Timberwolves rode the arm of Lindsey Walljasper and bat of freshman slugger Sam Lorge to get past visiting Oakdale 2-0 on Wednesday. Sierra (9-3 Valley Oak League, 10-0 overall) had lost nine straight to the Mustangs (8-4, 17-8).

Lorge accounted for two of Sierra’s four hits, and both of them led to runs. She knocked in Legacy Barnes in the fourth inning and added one solo homer for insurance in the sixth. 

Walljasper struck out 13 of the 27 batters she faced and allowed just one hit and a walk.

Sierra takes on VOL-leading East Union at Northgate Softball Complex today and caps the regular season Friday at Kimball.


Manteca 15,

Weston Ranch 0 (5)

Seniors Sierra Martinez (3 for 3, three runs, five RBIs), Haighley Kissee (2 for 2, three runs; three innings pitched) and Tawny Deerinck (2 for 2, triple, two runs) were honored before their final home game at Manteca (10-3, 19-6). 

Koryn Menasco contributed three RBIs and pitched two innings in relief. She and Kissee combined for a three-hitter. Isabella Gonzales went 3 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs.



Manteca 16,

Weston Ranch 0 (5)

Alyssa Harnden struck out nine straight batters to start the game and finished with 13 punch-outs in her one-hit gem. She also went 2 for 3 with a triple and home run at the plate.

Adriana Churich was 2 for 3 with a triple and four RBIs. RaeLene Finley added two RBIs while going 3 for 4. Aaliyah Jordan had Weston Ranch’s lone hit.