It was business as usual for the Sierra Timberwolves, receiving a complete team effort in their 7-2 Valley Oak League win over Lathrop High Tuesday at Sierra.
Allison Walljasper tossed five innings of no-hit ball and hit a two-run home run in her final at-bat to seal the deal for the Timberwolves. Walljasper twirled five scoreless and added 11 strikeouts to her rapidly climbing sophomore season totals.
“We were able to clear our bench by the fifth inning,” Sierra head coach Nick Olmo said. “Everybody was able to get involved and it was a complete team effort.
“We didn’t have one strikeout offensively; everybody was able to put the ball in play.”
Sierra (7-1, 10-2-1 overall) banged out 12 hits in the win, getting a 2-for-2 outing from Lexus Barnes and a 2 for 3 show from Walljasper. Barnes drove in a run and scored one, while Walljasper drove in three. Gianna Lenoci was 1 for 2 with a double and Lilly Gonzales was 2 for 2 with a double and two runs.
The Timberwolves will be back on the diamond Thursday when they host the Kimball Jaguars. The two clubs are separated by one game in the league standings and Sierra snuck out of Tracy with a 7-5 victory in their first meeting.
“Our girls know the situation,” Olmo said. “They know what needs to be done after dropping our VOL opener to Oakdale.
“We want to stay in the playoff hunt.”
Oakdale 4, Weston Ranch 0
The Cougars battled valiantly, holding the league’s top team to single runs in the first, second, third and fifth innings, but could only muster two hits in a 4-0 shutout to the Mustangs Tuesday.
Arianna Hernandez went the distance for the Cougars and was effective, but Weston Ranch (2-6, 10-8-1) was unable to get anything going offensively.
“We had a much better showing that the first meeting we played Oakdale,” Weston Ranch head coach Janelle Bauer said. “They 10-run ruled us the first time, overall we had a much better effort.
“In this game we did have our opportunities.”
Alexandra Alvarado was 1 for 2 and Raileen Romo was also 1 for 2, collecting the Cougars only two knocks.
Sierra 19, Lathrop 9
The Timberwolves got a huge 5 for 5 performance from Ashley Honeycutt, who drove in five with a double and triple in their win over the Spartans.
Kristen Naestretti and Kay;a Moss both were 4 for 5 with four RBI and Arianna Cota was 3 for 5 with a double, triple and three RBI.
East Union 9, Manteca 2
The Lancers got five innings of no-hit ball from Haley Swingler to cruise to an easy VOL win over the Manteca Buffaloes.
Swingler went five innings, struck out seven and did not surrender a hit, while teammate Sayra Aguriie was 3 for 3 with a pair of RBI.