The Sierra High baseball team is on a six-game winning streak after sweeping a double header Thursday at McNair High’s C.L. Lewis Tournament in Stockton.
The Timberwolves first defeated Edison 18-5 in the morning game, then edged out Gregori 3-2 thanks to Marc Wilson’s two-out, game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh.
Sierra (7-1) is now 3-0 in the tournament and is scheduled to face undefeated host McNair (6-0) today at 4 if the weather cooperates.
After spotting Edison (2-8) four runs in the top of the fourth, Sierra answered with three in the bottom half and tied it in the second. A 10-run barrage in the third blew it open, leading to the mercy-shortened victory.
Starting pitcher Rodrigo Contreras rode out the early storm to pick up the win.
Joseph Collett rapped out four of the team’s 14 hits and drove in three runs. Jason Angelo went 2-for-2 and also had three RBIs. Sophomores Dakota Conners and Jake Pruitt added two hits apiece, and Zach Leon-Guerrero contributed a double and two RBIs.
Sierra had a tougher time getting the bats going in the afternoon contest, as Gregori’s Braxton Medrano took a two-hitter into the seventh inning.
The Timberwolves came alive in the final frame, coming through with four clutch hits starting with Collet’s leadoff double. Conners drove in the tying run with a single and advanced on Angelo’s base hit. Pruitt then walked to load the bases and set up Wilson’s game-ending knock.
Robert LeLaurin pitched three shutout innings in relief for the win.