STOCKTON — Manuel Rubio pitched out of an early jam and later helped his cause with an RBI triple, as Weston Ranch blew past host Stagg 7-2 on Tuesday for its third consecutive win.
Rubio finished with five strikeouts in five innings pitched. Stagg (1-2) was able to get its two runs off of reliever Amier Bowen in the bottom of the seventh.
Weston Ranch improved to 4-2.
“Manuel Rubio had his struggles but did what Manuel does,” Weston Ranch coach David Hager said. “We’ve been blessed to have him for four years.”
Larry Martinez sparked the offense, reaching three times on two hits and a beanball. He also stole two bases and plated a pair of runs.
“Larry is on fire,” Hager said. “I can’t say enough about him. He just plays the game the right way.”
CJ Drain added two runs, and Rylan Tinsley roped a run-scoring triple.
LATHROP — An infield error to start the game helped the Falcons (3-1) from Tracy stake a 2-0 lead, but pitcher Shawn Cummings and Lathrop (2-1-1) battled through it notch the win.
Cummings registered six strikeouts in four innings and was also 3 for 4 from the plate. He crushed a double during a three-run rally in the bottom half of the first. He was followed by RBI singles from David Gonzalez and Johnny McCuaig (2 for 3, run).
“We didn’t come out the games with our ‘A’ game on the defensive side of the ball,” Lathrop coach Randy Baltazar said. “When our pitchers aren’t putting batters away we need to help them out on the field, and today we made our pitchers throw unnecessary pitches.”
East Union 6, West 4
TRACY — The Lancers (2-2) only had five hits but made them count in their second game of the Tracy Tournament on Tuesday.
They pulled away with Daniel Marquez’s two-run knock in the top of the sixth, and Brayden Hardcastle contributed two RBI singles. Jake Sousa drew a bases-loaded walk in the second inning for the first run of the game.
Fernando Segura struck out five in four innings. Marquez pitched the final three for the win.
Manteca 9, Beyer 3
Tawny Deerinck and Koryn Menasco (2 for 4, double, two RBIs) each hammered a home run, and the Buffaloes (3-2) amassed 13 hits in the onslaught.
Visiting Beyer (1-2) opened scoring with two runs in the top of the third, but Manteca answered with a five-run rally in the bottom half.
Kaylee MacDannald finished 3 for 4 with a run. Kaileah Johannsen was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI, and Rhiannon Genilla was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs.
Haighley Kissee pitched a three-hitter.
Sierra 55 (B)
TRACY — The eight-man Timberwolves were outnumbered and outmatched by Tracy.
David Tolman took first in the 100-yard breaststroke, and Esteban Castro won the 50 freestyle. They were both joined by Erik Enriquez and Nicholas Brink on the winning 400 free relay.
Sierra 47 (G)
TRACY — Meghan Tolman was Sierra’s lone first-place finisher. She won both the 200 individual medley and 100 breast and was part of the second-place 200 free relay.
East Union 11,
Chloe Agueda jump started the Lancers (5-0-1) with a three-run triple in the first and reached in all four of her plate appearances.
Alexa Avalos was 2 for 3 with run. Kennedy Goodnough and Estella Hansen each chipped in two runs and a hit. Hayley Leonard was the winning pitcher.
Tracy 76, Sierra 28 (G)
TRACY — Josaline Dominguez won the 100 IM and placed second in the 50 back for the Timberwolves. Casey Martin was the runner-up in the 50 fly and 50 breast.