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Souzas no-no helps Spreckels Park major As rebound
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After getting blanked by the Tigers 3-0 last Thursday, the Spreckels Park major division A’s rebounded from their first loss of the Little League season with an 11-0 shelling of the Angels Saturday at Brock Elliot School.

The A’s, who improved to 4-1, were aided by Jacob Souza’s second no-hitter of the season Saturday. He faced just 16 batters in the mercy-shortened, five-inning contest and struck out 13. The Angels’ lone base runner reached on balls.

Steven Rios keyed the offense that exploded for three runs in each of the final three innings, going 4 for 4 with a double and three RBIs.

Souza was 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI, and Jimmy Galindo was 3 for 4 and drove in a run. Stephen Halleck added a two-run double to the cause. LaDondi Ceaser chipped in two runs and drove in another.

Joey Perrapato (doubled) and Lino Perilla accounted for the A’s only two hits against the Tigers.

The A’s got solid relief efforts from Rios (two innings, six strikeouts) and Souza (three strikeouts in one inning). The Tigers were able to score all of their runs in the first two frames.

Northgate minors
Bisons 13, Knights 2
Bisons 18, Knights 1
The Bisons continued their roll through the early season with a two-game sweep of the Knights last week at Neil Hafley School.

On Thursday, the Bisons broke away from a 5-2 first-inning lead with eight in the fourth and fifth frames. Pili Hines, Jacob Frisk and Brayden Hardcastle were all 3 for 3 from the plate, as the Bisons rapped out 18 hits.

Tyler Kiser, Luis Aquila and Hines each had doubles during the Bisons’ first-inning rally. Shortstop Luis Aquila highlighted the defense with three assists.

The Bisons picked up where they left off Saturday with another five-run first inning. Vinnie Mejia crushed the big hit to get the team going with a two-run single, and Eric Nascimento legged out an RBI double.

Hines (three RBIs), Aquila (three RBIs) and Hardcastle (two RBIs) were each 3 for 3, and George Montross finished 2 for 2 with a run.

NorCal Premier Soccer
Red Devils
The Manteca Futbol Club’s under-11 girls squad kicked off the NorCal Premier Soccer Spring League season with two victories last week.

Ariana Cardenas and Jordyn Costa each scored in the Red Devils’ 2-1 victory over Northern California Soccer Academy of Modesto Wednesday.

On Saturday, the Red Devils squeaked out another one, this time edging Fuego of Livingston, 3-2. Costa booted in the game-winner in the second half, while Rosalia Ravelo and Kyndra Kiser scored in the first half.

Sweet swingers
Daryl Schleicher took first place in the Manteca Sweet Swingers nine-hole event last Thursday.

Mary Barnes was the runner-up, while Ellen Kirkbride and Trilly Homen followed in third and fourth, respectively.

New members are welcome. Arrive at Manteca Park Golf Course by 8:30 a.m. Tee time is set for 9.