West High’s girls collected 10 hits Friday in a home game against the McNair Eagles for their second win of the week.
The win puts the Wolf Pack at 4-0 in the Tri-City Athletic League and 15-6 overall, with Wednesday’s upcoming home game against Tokay marking the end of the league season’s first half.
Andi Anderson got the win Friday, pitching six innings, and Madison Hargraves finished off the seventh. Combined, they allowed just three hits.
The top hitters for West were Elida Rubio and Ashley Cox, each with two base hits and a triple. Jill Anastasio had two base hits as well, and Jamie Costa hit a double. West 11, Edison 0
Anderson had a perfect game going for three innings on Thursday, and while that didn’t hold up, the Wolf Pack’s pitching was exceptionally hard to hit. Madison Hargraves gave up a double in the fifth for Edison’s only hit of the game, but West caught that player in a rundown between third base and home.
Anderson had three strikeouts and credited the defense with keeping runners off base: “Our defense is the best right now, and our hitting is right next to it, but we keep getting better every game.”
Hargraves added that defense will be West’s strength going into the rest of the league season.
“I don’t feel pressure because I know they’re behind me,” she said. “We have to take it one game at a time. We just have to stay focused and keep our heads in the game.”
Rubio led at the plate for West with three triples, Ashley Tornio doubled and singled, and Miranda Gannon had two hits. Bear Creek 7, Tracy 4
In spite of 10 base hits for the Bulldogs, Tracy still ended up with a loss Friday in Stockton in San Joaquin Athletic Association play. The Bruins scored in every inning but the fifth and had nine hits.
Tracy pitcher Stephanie Fisher was successful at the plate with four base hits, including a double and an RBI. Taylor Martinez and Latoya Whiten also had two base hits each.
The loss puts Tracy at 8-11, 2-1 in the SJAA, with its next game Tuesday against Lodi at the Tracy Sports Complex. Sophomores: Kimball 5, West 4
The rivalry between the Kimball and West softball teams came down to the seventh inning Friday at Veterans Park after the Jaguars (14-2-1, 2-0 TCAL) broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth and West (18-4, 3-1 TCAL) threatened to take the game away with the bases loaded in the seventh.
With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth, Kimball’s Alexis Lopez bunted to bring in Anisha Richardson, and Kylie Greenup doubled down the left-field line to bring in Lopez.
With one out in the top of the seventh, West got a runner on base but Kimball’s defense stepped up. Julia Ramirez hit one toward left field, only to see Kimball shortstop Marissa Greenhaw make a diving catch for the second out.
“I really wanted it, so I had to dive for it,” Greenhaw said. “They’re our only competition in the league … so we do good against them.”
West followed with a base hit from Celena Carrisosa, plus a walk to load the bases and a batter hit by a pitch to bring in a run. But the drama ended when relief pitcher Lopez struck out the last batter to seal the win.
Katie Hanville pitched the first five innings for Kimball, striking out five and allowing three runs. Greenhaw pitched 11/3 innings and got the win, and Lopez pitched for Kimball for the last two outs for the save.
Hanville hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Breanna Reyes got a base hit in the third and scored on an infield error.
Kacey Cota pitched for West. Miranda Herrera tripled in the second to drive in Kota, who had singled. Carrisosa scored again for West to lead off the third and went 3-for-4 for the day, and Jalissa Sims doubled in the fifth to bring in West’s third run.
Baseball West 4, Stagg 3
Sloppy defense allowed the Delta Kings from Stagg High to make Friday’s makeup game at West High a close contest for the Wolf Pack. The 4-3 win for West included two unearned runs for the Kings, who had four hits for the day while West racked up five errors in the field.
The Kings had a 2-0 lead before West got on the scoreboard in the second inning, and the Wolf Pack bats finally got down to business in the fourth to score three runs.
Jesse Hernandez started for West and gave up two hits over three innings. Taylor Kruger got the win after he came in for the fourth inning and allowed only two more hits for Stagg.
Jacob Lopez led at the plate with three base hits, including a triple, while Jordan Devencenzi doubled and Jason Thomassen also had a base hit.
The win puts West at 11-9, 1-2 in TCAL with the team’s next game set for Tuesday against Edison, unless teams can reschedule for Monday when better weather is predicted. A makeup game against Stagg yet to be scheduled. Tracy 17, Bear Creek 4
Tracy High’s varsity baseball team took a mercy-rule win Friday at Bear Creek after a solid three-run first inning and an 11-run second inning.
Kyle Moses, Ricky Diaz and Alex Flores combined on the mound to give up two hits, with starting pitcher Moses getting the win.
Coach Vic Alkire said he got everyone into the lineup. Tanner Turner led the Bulldogs with two base hits, including a triple and two RBIs. Jake Shull tripled, while Brandon Jossey and Robert Emerson each got a hit and each batted in two.
Tracy’s record is now 13-6-1, 5-3 SJAA, with a makeup game tentatively scheduled for Tuesday at home against Bear Creek and a regularly scheduled game Wednesday at Franklin in Stockton.
Golf Tracy 208, Bear Creek 258
Tracy High’s golfers recorded another league win Thursday at Tracy Golf & Country Club, putting the Bulldogs at 7-1 in the San Joaquin Athletic Association.
Anthony Manguray and Brian Mantor each shot 40, Carter Duerksen and Nick McCleery each shot 42, Giovanni Manguray shot 44 and Joshua Forth shot 47.
Next up for local golfers is the Tracy Invitational Tournament on Monday at Tracy Golf & Country Club. Results won’t count in the league standings, but with 18 teams expected to play, it will be a preview of the competition local teams can expect in their league and section championship tournaments. McNair 284, Kimball 285
The Jaguars took a close loss Thursday against the Eagles from McNair High at Old River Golf Course.
Phillip Simpson led his team with a score of 37 on the par-36 front nine. Jack Gustafson shot 58, Christian Andrews shot 59, Cameron Sales shot 64, Karan Bains shot 67, and Joe Maraj shot 73.
The Thursday loss puts Kimball at 2-11 overall and 1-8 in TCAL. Tokay 223, Kimball 310
Kimball took a league loss Wednesday against Tokay at Elkhorn Country Club in northern Stockton.
Kimball’s scores were: Simpson, 46; Sales, 61; Andrews, 63; Maraj, 68; and Bains, 72. Lincoln 208, Tracy 220
The golfers from Lincoln High prevailed in Tuesday’s match at Brookside Country Club in Stockton.
Tracy won the teams’ previous match last month, so the teams share first place in the SJAA. That means the league championship will likely be decided by which of the two teams comes out ahead at the SJAA tournament at Trinitas Golf Course in Valley Springs on May 3.
Tracy’s scores on Tuesday were: Anthony Manguray, 42; Duerksen, 43; Gaston Manguray, 45; Mantor, 45; Giovanni Manguary, 46; and Forth, 47. West 234, Stagg 262
West High’s golfers took a league win Tuesday at Tracy Golf & Country Club, which puts the Wolf Pack team at 5-4 in TCAL competition.
Allan Silveira and Brandon Vergel de Dios both shot 41 on the par-36 front nine. Other scores for West included Brandon Oliver, 49; David Cummings, 51; Frankie Placeres, 52; and Edward Sembrano, 53.
Soccer Tracy 6, Franklin 2
Tracy High’s soccer team (8-3-4, 5-1 SJAA) took a 6-2 win over the Franklin Yellowjackets in Stockton on Wednesday.
Tracy had a 2-0 lead at the half on goals from Alexis Poppoff and Andrea Garcia, who both scored on passes from Breahna Berry.
Berry scored twice herself in the second half, the first off an assist from Poppoff, the second off an assist from Aleaha Charez. Melissa
Aboud scored two more for Tracy, first on a pass from Victoria Piazza and another unassisted.
Tracy plays next at home on Tuesday against Lincoln. Junior varsity: Tracy 6, Franklin 0
Tracy’s freshman-sophomore girls (8-2, 6-0 SJAA) stayed undefeated in league play with a 6-0 win at Franklin High to start the second half of league season.
Paige Johnson led her team with three goals, and Robin Somogyi, Taylor Roach and Mariah Serrato also scored. Serrato also had two assists, and Johnson, Mandi Alvarez and Kobi Azama also had assists. Freshman-sophomore: Kimball 10, McNair 0
Kimball High’s girls (16-2-1, 7-0-1 TCAL) dominated the Eagles from McNair High in Stockton on Thursday as they took a 6-0 lead into halftime and scored four more after it.
Amber Lennier scored first with an assist from Nikki Alexander. Marissa Paz scored the first of her two goals less than a minute later on a pass from Lennier, and Aubrey Snyder scored unassisted seven minutes in. Melissa Frizzi scored the first of her two goals with an assist from Snyder, Alexander then scored one unassisted, and Frizzi scored her second goal in the 28th minute.
Chloe Jenkins scored five minutes into the second half with an assist from Lennier, and Tayler Lennier scored the first of her two goals unassisted four minutes later. She scored again on a corner kick from Paz, who in turn scored with three minutes left on the clock.
Tennis Tracy 3, Lodi 2
Tracy High’s tennis team logged another win in the Bulldogs’ last home match of the season Thursday in a team match that came down to a closely contested doubles match.
Lodi won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, as Jon Sharp beat Tracy’s Zuhaib Farooqui 6-2, 7-5, and Jared Weeks beat Niraj Punjya 6-4, 6-2. Tracy singles player Christophe Pope beat Ramiro Santoyo 6-1, 7-5, and in the No. 2 doubles, Tracy’s Himanshu Arora and Laqshya Teneja beat Isaac Del Carmen and Marco Ruiz 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
With all other matches finished and the teams tied, Tracy’s Mitchell Adams and Anthony Klassen had to finish their third set against Lodi’s Joseph Benapfl and Frankie Ortiz. The Tracy players stayed in the contest after losing the first match 6-4, and then came back in a close second set that went to a tie breaker, winning it 7-6 (8-6). They were down 3-5 in the third set, too, but won three games in a row to win the set 6-5.
The win puts Tracy at 6-2 in the SJAA with two matches to go, including one at Chavez on Monday and the last match of the regular season Tuesday at Franklin. West 7, Kimball 1
West claimed a win against crosstown and TCAL rival Kimball on Wednesday at Kimball High.
Wins for West were: Martin Delgadillo beat Beau Lawrence 6-3, 6-0; Japnam Singh beat Troy Mathew 6-7, 6-3, 10-12; Manjap Singh beat Daniel Lee 6-3, 3-6, 12-10; Abhishek Hegde beat Baye Kuumba 6-1, 6-4; Dylan Pounds and Aaron Mason beat Marco Tello and Raj Sing 7-6, 4-6,10-7; Bas Schaap and Trevor Lewis beat Eddie Manio and Josue Pajarito 6-2, 6-3; and Adam Aziz and DJ Coleto beat Amit Sandhu and Dejahn Williams 6-0, 6-3.
In Kimball’s only win, Kevin Sung beat Michael Melech 6-2, 6-4 McNair 6, Kimball 2
The Jaguars lost in TCAL play Monday at Kimball High. Beau Lawrence and Troy Mathew recorded wins for their team, Lawrence going 6-4, 7-5 over Viseith Lee, and Mathew with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 win over June Dinh.
Other scores were: Kevin Sung lost to Soben Sao 6-7, 4-6; Daniel Lee lost to Johnny Pen 0-6, 5-7; Baye Kuumba lost to Pathik Le 4-6, 6-1, 4-6; Marco Tello and Raj Sing lost to Visal Le and Melvin Meas 6-4, 2-6, 3-6; Amit Sandhu and Josue Pajarito lost to Jonathan Sonn and Larry Jung 2-6, 2-6; and Dejahn Williams and Eddie Manio lost to their match 4-6, 3-6.