LIVINGSTON — Chase Sperbeck helped give the Sierra baseball team a jump start to the season Friday, and the Timberwolves needed the early run-scoring bursts as they held on for a 7-6 win over Livingston.
Trailing 7-2, Livingston plated two runs in each of the final two innings before its comeback fell short.
Sperbeck finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Sierra staked a 5-2 lead after the first two innings, with Sperbeck belting a two-run triple in the second. He then drove in what ended up being an important insurance run in the top of the fourth. Hunter Frisk and J.T. Ortiz-Martinez each added a hit and a RBI, and Diego Duarte hit a sacrifice fly.
Jacob Peterson pitched five innings for the win, with Jared Bagley finishing it out.
Cesar Avila drilled a pair of doubles for the Wolves, who outhit Sierra, 10-8.
Sierra welcomes Escalon for its home opener next Wednesday.
Varsity boys swim
Sierra 111, Mountain House 43
MOUNTAIN HOUSE — The Timberwolves dominated their first dual meet of the season behind four-win efforts from Nik Brink (200 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay) and David Tolman (50 free, 100 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay).
Esteban Castro (500 free, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay) and Colby Gatty (100 back, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay) were part of three first-place teams. Erik Enriquez was on all three winning relay teams.
Connor McClure won the 200 individual medley and joined the winning 200 free relay.
Varsity girls swim
Mountain House 110, Sierra 59
MOUNTAIN HOUSE — The host Mustangs claimed first-place points in eight of the 11 events and didn’t look back after a 1-2-3 finish in the 50 free blew open an early lead.
Meghan Tolman highlighted Sierra with dominant wins in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke. Sophia Allen took first in the 200 freestyle.
JV girls swim
Sierra 50, Mountain House 20
MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Jenna Bolton raced to wins in the 50 free and 100 free and was part of the wining 200 free relay team.
Vanessa Castro also took part in the 200free relay and claimed the 50 fly. Genisis Bernabe won the 50 back.
East Union 13, Cosumnes Oaks 2
The Lancers strung together 11 hits in the second inning of their season-opening blowout win at Northgate Softball Complex.
Emma Silva hit 3 for 3 and pitched four innings. Callie Blevins Bonder went 2 for 3 and drove in three runs.