Oakdale was closing in on a four-team sweep at the end of its Valley Oak League track and field dual meet at Sierra on Thursday.
The host Timberwolves’ varsity girls prevented that from happening.
It came down to the final event of the day, and senior sprinter Jasmin Correa led the mile relay to a thrilling first-place finish that led to a 70.5-65.5 victory.
Correa also won the 200- and 400-meter dashes and was part of the victorious 4x100 relay. Megan Oblin also came up big, takin the 1,600 and 3,200.
The visiting Mustangs rolled on the boys side, 83-51. Nick Stanley highlighted Sierra with wins in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles. Jesse Hurtado won the 800 and 1,600.
Weston Ranch 15,
STOCKTON — The Cougars (4-2-2) bounced back well from Tuesday’s disappointing 11-10 loss to McNair at home.
They got their revenge Thursday with a dominant effort in all facets, putting the mercy rule in play with a seven-run outburst in the top of the fifth.
Maxander Melgar led the hit parade, going 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Anthony Aguilar (2 for 3, two walks, three runs), Austin Cappas (2 for 3, three runs, two-run homer), Carlos Drain (1 for 1, three walks, three runs) and Amier Bowen (2 for 3, two runs, four RBIs) were also productive at the plate.
Carlos Souza was the winning pitcher, and Cappas threw a perfect fifth to seal the win.
Buhach Colony 6, Sierra 0
Alex Kendrick was dealing for the visiting Thunder (6-1), as he ended up striking out five and allowed just one hit through five innings. Diego Duarte accounted for Sierra’s lone hit.
The Timberwolves (3-2) trailed 2-0 after three innings but remained within reach until Buhach Colony busted out for four runs in the top of the seventh, when Matt Vang clubbed a two-RBI single.
Sierra welcomes Atwater for a makeup game Monday.
Patterson 8, Sierra 7
Visiting Patterson (5-3) capitalized on three Sierra errors in the top of the seventh, rallying for four runs and the win.
The Timberwolves (2-3) had little trouble manufacturing their own runs, coming up with 11 hits. Mia Guevara went 3 for 5, while Lisette Mejias went 2 for 4. They each had a double and a RBI. Sam Lorge clobbered a two-run homer and was intentionally walked twice.
Lindsey Walljasper pitched the first four innings and gave up three runs on five and hits to go with four strikeouts.
Sierra looks to rebound today with its Valley Oak League opener at home against Weston Ranch.
Livingston 3, Ripon 0
LIVINGSTON — The Indians (1-3) could not keep up in a 15-25, 9-25, 11-25 defeat.
Mitchell Ulrich and Brandon States led them at the net, collecting five kills and two blocks, respectively. Jake Eisenga set nine assists.
Oakdale 194, Lathrop 257
OAKDALE — Lathrop (2-1) netted its best score ever a Oakdale Golf & Country Club, but it wasn’t enough to match the VOL’s top team.
Christian Guzman finished 1-over-37 to lead the Spartans and was tied for second overall. Luke Marcello (49), Mads Boellert (52), Sebastian Iniguez (55) and Valen Phothipanya (64) made up the rest of the team’s score.
Medalist Max Moore carded a 36 for Oakdale (4-0), which had three players finish with sub-40 scorers.
Central Catholic 249, Manteca 250
The Buffaloes (0-3 VOL, 1-4 overall) dropped a close one at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Low medalist Bradley Machado was the difference for Central Catholic with a 3-over-40.
For Manteca, Nathan Ibe registered a solid 44 and was followed by a 47 from Matsua Garcia-Mendez and a 48 from Adrian Gonzales. Marc Buenrostro added a 52, and Saleem Safi rounded out scoring with a 59.
Oakdale claimed the lower-level competitions at Sierra, with the boys winning 69-49 and the girls, 86-40.
Katelyn Finnicum highlighted the Sierra girls with wins in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. Omar Maxwell took first in the shot and discus, and Eric Lopez won the 100 and 200 for the boys.