TRACY — The Sierra softball team bounced back from its first Valley Oak League defeat on Tuesday, outlasting Kimball, 6-2.
Sophomore slugger Samantha Lorge helped get the Timberwolves (6-1, 8-4 overall) untracked with a two-RBI homer during their four-run fourth inning. She finished 2 for 4 with three RBIs.
Mia Guevara went 2 for 4 and scored twice.
Lindsey Walljasper racked up 10 strikeouts and walked none in a two-hitter. Kimball (4-3, 6-4) was able to scratch across an unearned run in each of the final two innings. Xianna Villalobos hammered a double and scored a run. Giselle Mendez chipped in a RBI.
Ripon Christian 3,
Big Valley 0
MODESTO — Winners of five straight, Ripon Christian (8-3) swept 25-15, 25-14, 25-19 in its tune-up for a Trans-Valley League first-place showdown against Hilmar.
Dillon Zuidervaart spearheaded the attack with 10 assists, two kills and an ace. Cade Alger tallied eight kills and eight aces. Jacob Van Groningen added three kills, while Braden Van Groningen served eight aces.
Hilmar 3, Ripon 0
HILMAR — Ripon (1-2 TVL, 4-8 overall) was swept, 15-25, 10-25, 15-25.
Dylan Sexton paced the Indians with nine digs and six aces. Michael Winters also picked up nine digs, and Trent Hawes contributed eight. Benson Pali rapped six kills.
Manteca 9, Lathrop 0
Manteca began its loaded week with a doubleheader against Lathrop.
Picking up singles wins were Solman Aniss (6-1, 6-0), Kurtis Ma (6-0, 6-0), Kevin Lin (6-1, 6-0), Harshawn Singh (6-0, 6-0), DeAngelo Caldera (6-0, 6-0) and Nick Pio (6-0, 6-0).
Julian Gosul and Kiersten Melan won the only doubles match, 6-0, 6-1. Lathrop forfeited the other two doubles contests.
Manteca 9, Lathrop 0
Aniss, Ma, Lin, Singh and Pio all shut out their opponents in the second match. Ryan Foo was inserted into the singles ladder, winning, 6-1, 6-0.
Ravpreet Grewal and Kayson Neduvakkattu won in doubles play, 6-1, 6-0.
Sierra 109, Kimball 59
TRACY — The Timberwolves won every event and improved to 5-1 in the VOL.
Erick Enriquez highlighted the meet with his exciting first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly, clocking his first sub-minute time in 59.35 seconds.
Nik Brink (200 free, 100 free) and David Tolman (50 free, 100 breast) each claimed two individual events. Connor McClure won the 200 individual medley, Charles Randolph won the 100 back and Esteban Castro took first in the 500 free while setting a personal record of 1 minute, 14.54 seconds with his second-place finish in the 100 breast.
Kimball 127, Sierra 42
Sierra (3-3) could not keep up with one of the VOL’s top teams.
The Timberwolves’ only first-place points came from Megan Tolman with her victory in the 100 breaststroke. Kimball went 1-2 in all other races.
Kimball 71, Sierra 50
Vanessa Castro was Sierra’s lone winner with her first-place finish in the 50 free.