The Kimball High Jaguars (7-5, 4-3 Valley Oak League) pounded out 10 base hits and took advantage of five Weston Ranch High (7-8, 2-6 VOL) errors for a 9-2 win on Wednesday at the Tracy Sports Complex.
Senior Danielle Lallos had two hits, including a first-inning triple, and scored four times. Senior Llesenia Torres singled and doubled and sophomore Samantha Sarmiento hit two doubles and batted in two runs.
Sarmiento was also the winning pitcher after she went all seven innings, gave up seven hits and two runs, one of them earned, and struck out 10 Weston Ranch batters.
St. Mary’s 7, West 2
The West High softball team played a close game with visiting St. Mary’s High for the first four innings, but the Rams took full advantage of a fifth-inning throwing error and then rallied for four runs in the seventh inning for the win.
West sophomore starting pitcher Janae Sims had given up just one run on five hits through the first four innings. West (7-6-1, 2-1 Tri-City Athletic League) got on the scoreboard in the second when Sims singled and pinch runner Gabriella Olivas scored on sophomore Brittney Reyes infield single.
The Rams (9-5, 2-0 TCAL) took the lead when Keala Brown singled with one out in the fifth and freshman Saige Pye drove the ball to deep center for a double. West’s throw to try to catch Brown at third base went wide, and both she and Pye scored as West scrambled to recover the ball.
“I give credit to their bats,” West coach Marty Torres said of St. Mary’s. “When they made contact, they were legit, but then we compounded it and gave them extra bases.”
West scored its second run in the sixth when sophomore Hailey Martin walked, junior Sam Asbra singled and Sims drove Martin in with a single to right field. St. Mary’s came up with four more runs in the seventh, boosted by a two-RBI double for Pye.
Bear Creek 2, Tracy 1
The Bulldog softball team got pushed out of first place in the San Joaquin Athletic Association in a makeup game Wednesday at Bear Creek High in Stockton.
The Bear Creek Bruins got only five hits to Tracy’s nine, but that was all they needed. Bear Creek (16-2, 7-0 SJAA) scored two runs in the bottom of the first, while Tracy (12-3, 6-1 SJAA) managed just one run for the day.
Junior Hayley Nunes led the Bulldogs at the plate with three hits, including a double, and junior Sonia Reddy and sophomore Brooke Ornellas had two hits each.
Senior pitcher Tayler Misfeldt, who pitched all seven innings and struck out nine batters, took the loss.
Millennium 19, Elliot Christian 0
Sophomore pitcher Amy Wise pitched four innings for the win and sophomore Haylee Faultner pitched one to shut out the Elliot Christian Eagles on Tuesday in Lodi. Millennium (5-0, 2-0 Central California Athletic Alliance) opened with a five-run rally in the first and launched into an eight-run rally in the fourth. Elliot is 3-5, 2-1 in the CCAA.
Kimball 11, Linden 1
The Jaguars won a non-league contest Monday at Linden High.
The Jaguars opened with an eight-run first inning, including senior Danielle Lallos’ RBI double, a two-RBI single for sophomore Samantha Sarmiento, an RBI single for senior Taylor Honnoll and another double for Lallos that drove in two more runs. The team also scored on a bases-loaded walk and an error.
Sarmiento made it a 9-0 game with a solo home run over the center-field fence in the third inning, and she doubled in the fourth to drive in another run.
Linden (12-2-1, 5-0 Mother Lode League) scored its only run in the bottom of the fifth, and Kimball made it an 11-1 game with an RBI double by junior Alyssa Lewis in the top of the sixth.
Kimball senior starting pitcher Amanda Riley, who got the win for Kimball, pitched her way out of a no-out, bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the first.
West 21, McNair 1
Junior Shelby Weeks pitched five innings, allowed four hits and struck out seven batters on Monday in West’s blowout victory at McNair High in Stockton. The Wolf Pack had 15 hits, including a home run by senior Haley Hollis, who batted in five runs. Freshman Mikaylah Diaz tripled twice and batted in six runs.
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