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TWolves take Ceres Tourney
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Sierra High’s varsity softball team was able to put together an impressive two-day run through the Ceres Tournament, returning from Rainbow Fields in Riverbank with the tournament title with a win and a tie on the final day.

Allison Walljasper was nothing short of brilliant in the circle for the Timberwolves, striking out 12 in Sierra’s win over Turlock and closing with 14 strikeouts in its tie with tournament host Ceres. Walljasper went five scoreless in the win, and went the distance in the tie with Ceres.

Sierra’s 3-0-1 record in the tournament was good enough for the title, and also serves notice to the remainder of the Valley Oak League that Sierra will be a factor in the VOL shakedown.

“We are a young team and we definitely have some work to do,” Sierra head coach Nick Olmo said. “But I believe we are going to make a run at the playoffs this year.

“That is our goal as it is everyone’s goal; we’re going to see what we can do with this group here.”

Sierra only surrendered four runs in their four games in the tournament.

W. Ranch 7, Orestimba 1
Beyer 5, W. Ranch 4
The Cougars were able to get a split on the final day of the Ceres Tournament, dropping their contest with Beyer and then pouncing on Orestimba 7-1.

DeArbia Gardner was the big stick on the day for the Cougars, driving in four runs and collecting two hits in the win, while teammate Andrea Vega also got on base twice with two hits.

The Cougars will be back on the field Thursday when they play host to the McNair Eagles.

Lathrop 12, Waterford 2
G. Valley 10, Lathrop 3
Lathrop came out and pounded Waterford High with a 10-run rule loss, before falling to Golden Valley in the tournament finale.

Alicia Erlandson tossed a solid game for the Spartans, going the distance, striking out four, and not surrendering an earned run. Briana Lopez led the Spartans offensive attack, going 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored. Renee Warner was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBI.

Joslyn Terra was the only Spartan able to muster two hits in the Golden Valley loss, going 2-for-2 with a run scored.