After dropping a tough 1-0 loss at Oakdale in the Valley Oak League opener, Sierra High was able to bounce back with an easy win over Lathrop High 18-3 Thursday.
The Timberwolves (1-1, 4-2-1 overall) used a 22-hit attack to put the Spartans away early. Allison Walljasper started the contest for Sierra, tossing the first three innings and striking out eight and only surrendering one unearned run. Walljasper was relieved by Katelynn Perkins, who finished the remainder of the game, striking out two and helping her cause with a 4-for-5 day at the plate.
Perkins had a double and a triple and came around to score twice. Walljasper was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and four RBI. Iyana Hughes also had a big day for Sierra, going 3-for-5 with a triple and double, also scoring four times.
“It was a total team effort for us today,” Sierra head coach Nick Olmo said. “We were able to get everybody in and it was a good way to bounce back from the Oakdale loss.”
The Timberwolves will try and make it two straight when they meet up with a talented Kimball High club Tuesday in Tracy.
Oakdale 11, Weston Ranch 1
The Cougars had an uphill battle on the road VOL contest with Oakdale Thursday, and the club did not make things any easier surrendering six first inning runs on their way to an 11-1 defeat.
Weston Ranch (1-1, 7-1) spotted a strong Oakdale team too many runs early and provided the difference.
“We came out a little flat,” Weston Ranch head coach Janelle Bauer said. “And when we fell behind six runs we couldn’t pull ourselves from under the deficit.”
Alexandera Alvarado was 2-for-3 for the Cougars and scored their only run, while teammates Arianna Hernandez and Raileen Romo were both 1-for-2. Romo drove in Alvarado in the fourth inning.
Hernandez tossed five innings and had five strikeouts.
Sierra 18, Lathrop 4
Tayler Moss tossed six innings for the Timberwolves, striking out six and leading Sierra to an 18-4 VOL win Thursday over the Spartans.
Annabelle Avair had the big day at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two triples. Ariana Cota finished 3-for-5 and Alex Davis was 3-for-4 and scored three times in the win. Cota was a base hit short of the cycle, hitting a triple, double and homerun in her five plate appearances.
Sierra (1-1, 4-4) will be back on the diamond Tuesday in Tracy when it meets up with Kimball.