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Young comes up big in final pre-league tilt
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Sierra High’s baseball team did all of its damage early and rode the arms of three pitchers the rest of the way in its 3-1 non-league win over visiting Stagg of Stockton Monday.

Alex Arreola roped an RBI double in the first, and Jonathan Davis scored the second run of the inning for Sierra (3-2) with a grounder. Davis singled in the second frame for the Timberwolves’ final score.

Kenny Leasure added a triple, but it was otherwise at lackluster performance for the T’Wolves, who could only muster four hits offensively.

“I think this was indicative of how our games may end up being in league because I don’t’ know how good we can be offensively,” Sierra coach Jack Thomson said. “Defensively and pitching we’re OK, but offensively we still have a ways to go. I’m still not pleased with our approach at the plate.

With today’s Valley Oak League opener at Weston Ranch looming coupled with last Friday’s 9-5 loss to Turlock, Sierra had to reach deep into its pitching staff for Monday’s contest.

Caleb Young churned out four solid innings of work, striking out four and walking two while giving up an unearned run in the fourth. Robert Covarrubias (2 for 2) drove in Steven Castellon for Stagg’s lone run.

Bryce Willis gave up a hit in his two innings of relief, and Leasure walked two but ended  up with the save in the seventh.

“Caleb did a great job, and we needed him to do that because we’re shorthanded,” Thomson said. “We were hoping to just get a couple innings out of him and he gave us more.”