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Sophomore seals win for Timberwolves
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Turlock had an opportunity to at least extend the game with Sierra sophomore reliever Dakota Conners on the mound in a nonleague contest Monday.

Conners took the mound with two out, runners on the corners and the go-ahead run standing in the batter’s box. He got out of the jam with a ground ball, as Sierra held on for a 7-5 road win.

The Timberwolves (2-1) plated the game’s first three runs in the third inning, but Turlock (1-1) answered with three of its own in the bottom half.

Sierra took the lead for good with a four-run rally in the fourth. Marc Wilson provided the big knock, a two-run single with two outs.

John Waggy went 2 for 4 to lead Sierra offensively. Tommy Evans (two doubles) and Austin Thomas were both 2 for 4 for the Bulldogs.

Mark Crain was the winning pitcher.

Summerville 4, Weston Ranch 3

In Tuolumne, the Cougars (2-4) wasted a pitching gem from senior Cristian Vazquez, who went the distance and yielded four hits and two earned runs.

Summerville (2-2) got the winning run, which was aided by an error, in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Kevin Haruta went 3 for 4 with two doubles for Weston Ranch.

Chavez 20, Lathrop 9

Lathrop (2-3) spotted the visiting Titans (3-3) seven runs in the top of the first inning but managed to make a game of it by scoring six in the third to close in 8-7.

Chavez broke away for good with an eight-run barrage in the fourth. The game ended after six innings due to the mercy rule. Chavez only needed nine hits to break the 20-run barrier, as the Spartans committed seven errors.

Mikey Pereznegron was 2 for 2 with two runs scored, and Austin Plunk walked twice in a 1-for-1 effort. David Fonseca and Ernie Garcia each contributed a double and two RBIs.

Saturday’s games

Manteca 13, Johansen 2

In Game 1 of a double header in the Johansen Tournament, Mikey Matthews pitched five solid innings (four hits, four strikeouts, two unearned runs) for the win.

Daniel Miramontes was 3 for 4 with three runs scored, three more driven in and a homer. Jake Corn was 3 for 3 with three RBIs.

The Buffaloes broke it open in the third inning with seven runs.

Manteca 11, Johansen 1

Manteca finished strong in tournament action behind a combined four-hit pitching effort from Daniel Miramontes (two innings), TJ Galdos (two innings, win), Jeremy Vaughn (one inning) and Jacob Corn (one inning).

Sophomore Buddy Reeder highlighted the attack with a 3-for-4 effort. Dominic Pisano was 2 for 4, and Danny Gouveia went 2 for 3.

Edison 11, Weston Ranch 7

In the front end of a double header between neighboring South Stockton schools, Edison used a six-run rally in the top of the fifth to race away with the victory.

Weston Ranch led 5-3 after four innings behind a solid effort from first-time pitcher Billy Stockton, but the Cougars were ultimately done in by four errors.

Jared Ferrari sparked the offense with a 2-for-2 effort that included three RBIs, a double and a steal. Tyler Scharnow walked three times and plated a pair of runs.

Weston Ranch 2, Edison 0

Pitching ace Tyler Scharnow struck out nine in a complete-game two-hitter to help the Cougars even the nonleague series.

Cody Simerley went 3 for 3 from the plate, and Cristian Vazquez hit 2 for 3 with two doubles.

Galt 4, Lathrop 2

Preston Rizo’s two-run single in the first gave the Spartans an early 2-0 lead that they could not hold. Galt knotted it with two in the third and plated the winning and insurance runs in the top of the seventh.

Ernie Garcia and Mikey Pereznegron each belted two hits and scored a run. Pereznegron was the hard-luck loser from the mound. He fanned 12 batters in a complete-game three hitter but was done in by three errors.


Johansen Tournament

Manteca went 2-1-1 in tourney action and fell to Atwater 4-3 in the championship game Saturday. Atwater scored the clinching run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Nick Luchetti gave up one earned run and struck out four in six innings. Alex Cardwell drove in two runs.

Earlier in the tournament, Manteca battled Modesto to a 1-1 draw Thursday with Anthony Kiefabber logging six strong innings from the hill. He struck out eight.

On Friday, the Buffaloes blew out host Johansen, 12-2. Luchetti collected four RBIs, while Ryan Matthews, Kiefabber and Cardwell each drove in a pair. Cardwell was also the winning pitcher.

Manteca then drubbed Downey Saturday, 15-5. Chase McKee legged out two doubles and had four RBIs. Ricky Flores earned the win from the mound.