Nor Cal Classic: Weather cuts softball tournament short
by Tracy Press staff
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Tracy High’s Taylor Misfeldt winds up the pitch against a Delhi batter in Thursday afternoon tournament action.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Unpredictable spring weather threw the schedule for the Nor Cal Classic softball tournament into disarray, canceling all games Friday, April 13. Teams were back on the field under clear skies and warm weather Saturday, but instead of playing in pre-determined brackets to determine champions, teams just used the opportunity to get in a few more preseason games.

Kimball High’s softball team finished the tournament at 3-0, while Tracy’s team went 2-0. West and Millennium both went 1-1 for the weekend.

Kimball 9, Orestimba 2

Llesenia Torres’ two-run homer highlighted Kimball’s six-run, six-hit fourth inning Saturday afternoon at Kimball High. Orestimba scored two runs in the top of the fifth after the Jaguars stretched the lead from 1-0 to 7-0 the previous inning, but Kimball (13-4 overall) came right back in the bottom of the fifth, with Katie Hanville driving in two runs to end the game on the tournament’s seven-run mercy rule.

Alexis Lopez pitched all five innings for Kimball and allowed two runs on five hits. She struck out four batters.

Kimball 14, Escalon 3

The Jaguars started Saturday competition with a 14-3 win over Escalon.

Starting pitcher Alexis Lopez kept the visiting Cougars in check with five strikeouts and one hit over the first three innings, and Katie Hanville gave up one hit and three runs over two innings in relief.

Kimball was consistent at the plate, with 15 hits for the day that led to a 10-0 lead by the third inning. Escalon scored in the fourth to make it a 10-1 game, but was unable to overcome a five-hit, four-run Jaguars rally in the fifth.

Leading Kimball at the plate was Llesenia Torres, with a double and two singles. Gabbi Cox tripled and singled; Montanna Bradley singled twice; Kate Bomar doubled; and Alison Corliss, Anisha Richardson, Danielle Lallos, Taylor Honnoll, Hanville, Angelique Vega and Lopez also had hits.

Clovis 5, West 2

West (9-8 overall) scored two in the top of the first on Jill Anastasio’s single to left in Saturday afternoon’s game at the Tracy Sports Complex.

But Clovis took the lead by following a one-run first inning with a four-run rally in the second.

The Wolf Pack got runners in scoring position a couple times after that, but couldn’t bring them around.

Starting pitcher Kasey Cota pitched two innings and gave up five runs on seven hits for the loss. Amanda Riley pitched four innings and gave up two hits, four walks and no runs. Ashley Tornio, Jill Anastasio and Miranda Gannon had two hits each, and Ciara Ervin and Shelby Weeks also had hits.

West 5, Enochs 1

West broke a 1-1 tie established in the first inning when Shelby Weeks came home on Ashelty Tornio’s double.

The top of West’s order — Celina Carrisosa, Tornio, Ciara Ervin and Jalissa Sims — all had base hits to start the fifth inning, with Ervin driving in two runs and Sims another to put West up, 5-1.

Amanda Riley pitched seven innings for the win, allowing one run, four hits and striking out six. Tornio doubled twice, Carrisosa Ervin and Sims had two hits each, and Julia Ramirez also had a hit.

Rosemont 9, Millennium 3

The Falcons (5-2 overall) took a loss in their second game of the tournament Saturday night at the Tracy Sports Complex.

Rosemont started with a three-run first inning and had a 5-0 lead before the Falcons got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third.

Millennium scored again in the fourth and fifth innings, but the Wolverines rallied for four in the fifth inning on their way to the win.

Melissa Vierra pitched all six innings for Millennium and gave up nine runs on eight hits. Breana Reyes had two base hits for the Falcons, and Vierra, Riquel Riveira and Jaylyn Gutierrez also had hits.

Millennium 2, Colusa 1

Riquel Riveira doubled twice and drove in two runs in the Falcons’ half of the fourth inning to overcome Colusa’s early lead in a Saturday afternoon game at West High.

Jaylyn Gutierrez and Gabrielle Ramirez also had base hits for the Falcons.

Gutierrez gave up a run and three hits over four innings and got the win, and Melissa Vierra gave up one hit over two innings of relief.

Tracy 10, Delhi 0

Tracy High’s softball team wrapped up its first game of the tournament quickly with a 10-0 win over the Hawks from Delhi High Thursday, April 12, at Tracy Sports Complex. Sabrina George batted in the Lady Bulldogs’ first run with a double in the second inning. Hayley Nunes started off the third inning with an infield single, Ellie Fisher and Brianna Warner reached on bunts and runs started coming in on Angela Mariani’s two-RBI single. Warner scored on a passed ball, Jazmin Clarke singled, and Alee Balanon and George each hit sacrifice grounders to make it a 6-0 game.

Hayley Davis and Nunes reached in the fourth on infield hits, and Fisher doubled down the left field line to drive them in. Mariani doubled to bring in Fisher, and Balanon singled to bring in Mariani, which ended the game on the 10-run rule.

Tracy starting pitcher Tayler Misfeldt went four innings and allowed no hits and two walks, and another batter reached on an error, for the win.

Kimball 6, Mariposa 2

The Jaguars collected 12 base hits against the Grizzlies from Mariposa High to win their first game of the Nor Cal Classic Thursday, April 12, at the Tracy Sports Complex.

Katelyn Bomar had three hits and scored three runs, Samantha Sanders and Anisha Richardson both doubled and singled, Taylor Honnoll, Llesenia Torres and Katie Hanville all hit doubles and Gabbi Cox and Montanna Bradley both singled

Alexis Lopez pitched the first two innings, and allowed no runs or hits and struck out three batters for the win, Katie Hanville pitched three innings, allowed no runs or hits and struck out two, and Danielle Lallos pitched two innings and gave up two runs and two hits.

Tracy 5, Los Banos 0

Tracy starting pitcher Julia Fernandez gave up just one hit over seven innings in Tracy’s second game of the Nor Cal Classic Thursday, April 12, at the Tracy Sports Complex. She threw six strike outs, and only two other Tiger batters reached base, both on errors, and one was caught in a double play when shortstop Ellie Fisher snagged a line drive and caught the runner leaving first. The other got as far as third base.

Fisher hit a triple in the second inning but was thrown out at home, and she also singled. Hayley Nunes and Julia Fernandez each singled twice, Alee Balanon tripled, and Jazmin Clarke, Sabrina George and Angela Mariani all singled.

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