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Sub-par effort enough for Buffs
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Manteca High’s boys golf team made easy work of Central Valley, 264-370, at Manteca Park Golf Course Monday, but coach Dave Fontanilla wants to see better with the Valley Oak League season now in full swing.

The Buffaloes (2-2) were led by Nick Gonzales and Kenny Summers, who each recorded a 47 on the course’s front nine. Casey Benson added a 53, Tim Baker a 58 and Davey Tolbert a 59.

Dalton Gonzales paced Central Valley with a 69.

“We played a little loose and we let some shots get out of hand,” Fontanilla said. “It’s important to play each and every shot as an important shot. When we do that we’ll tighten up our overall score.”

Manteca next heads to Sonora Wednesday.
Edison 2, Weston Ranch 0
STOCKTON — Weston Ranch (2-3) opened the McNair Tournament Monday with its third non-league meeting against Edison, which struck for its runs in the bottom of the first and fifth innings.

Steven Singh (double, two walks) and Corey Lee (two steals) each had a hit, but the Cougars were unable to back a solid six-inning effort from pitcher Antonio Joseph. Joseph struck out seven, walked one and scattered just three hits.

Weston Ranch stranded nine runners.

“We had opportunities; we just couldn’t string anything together,” coach Dave Smith said. “We need to improve on the approach at the plate in order for us to be successful.”

The Cougars continue tourney play against Monterey Trail at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Sonora 9.5, Weston Ranch 5.5
SONORA — Weston Ranch fell to 0-4 on the VOL season but was once again a few close points away from possibly winning.

Satinder Singh did his part from the No. 1 singles spot, taking 6-2, 6-1 and 7-6 (7-5 tiebreaker) victories. Itsui Yamayoshi accounted for Weston Ranch’s other singles point with a 6-4 win.

Legaspi brothers Chris and Jovincent won a 10-6 set in doubles.

“We’re playing tough, we’re just a young team,” Weston Ranch coach Jason Furtado said. “We’re good enough to win, we’re just still trying to figure out how to.”

Weston Ranch hopes to bounce back at Sierra today.

— Jonamar Jacinto