Softball: West undefeated at charity tourney
by Bob Brownne
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West High’s softball team went 4-0 and Tracy went 3-1 at the Rivals Unite to Fight Breast Cancer Tournament on Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, at Arnaiz Fields in Stockton.

Teams from the San Joaquin Athletic Association, including Tracy (5-3), faced off against teams from the Tri-City Athletic League, including West (7-2), in a 24-game tournament.

The SJAA won 12 games, the TCAL won 11 games and Edison (TCAL) and Chavez (SJAA) tied.

Kirk Klucznik, coach of the Bear Creek High team from Stockton and tournament organizer, said about $7,000 was raised at the gate to support cancer screenings at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton.

West High

West High opened with a 5-4 win over Franklin on Friday.

West had a 5-0 lead, including a four-run rally in the second inning, and Franklin ended up one run short of a comeback in the fifth.

West’s seven hits included an RBI triple for freshman Taylor Burns, and senior Ciara Ervin hit an RBI double. Junior Justina Farfan pitched all five innings and gave up five hits and two earned runs.

The Wolf Pack amassed 15 hits but stranded 10 runners in a 5-3 win over Bear Creek on Friday.

Freshman Janae Sims singled twice, doubled and batted in two runs and sophomore Shelby Weeks singled twice and batted in two.

Sims pitched all seven innings and gave up seven hits and three earned runs for the win.

On Saturday, West opened against the Chavez Titans with a five-run first inning and kept on scoring for a 13-0 win. Burns had two hits and drove in three runs, Weeks had three base hits and Ervin singled and tripled.

West finished the tournament with a 9-5 win over Lincoln on Saturday.

The Wolf Pack’s 14 hits included three doubles for senior Jalissa Sims, and senior Celena Carrisosa doubled twice and singled. Janae Sims pitched all five innings and allowed two earned runs.

Tracy High

The Bulldogs collected 13 hits in a 7-3 win over St. Mary’s on Friday to open the Rivals Unite tournament, including three singles for senior Brianna Warner.

Junior Tayler Misfeldt pitched all five innings for the win and struck out nine batters and allowed two hits.

Angela Mariani singled and doubled to drive in five runs in the Bulldogs’ 12-1 win over Stagg in the second game of the tournament Friday. Junior Kim Paschal singled and doubled to drive in three and pitched all three innings of the abbreviated game to get the win.

Paschal came back to pitch Saturday morning and logged three perfect innings to beat Edison 14-0 in another shortened game. The Bulldogs tallied 11 runs in the second inning, and junior Jazmin Clarke doubled and tripled to drive in four runs.

Tracy’s only loss, 2-1 to Tokay, came after the Tigers broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning.

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