Softball: Jaguars sweep tourney for title
by Bob Brownne
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Kimball High’s softball team has started the season with a winning streak at the Ted Yoneda Tournament at Arnaiz Fields in Stockton on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2.

Freshman pitcher Samantha Sarmiento got her fifth win in a row this season on Saturday afternoon as the Jaguars (5-0) beat Tokay 2-1 in the championship game.

Sarmiento pitched seven innings and allowed two hits for the win, and senior Ariana Hawkins had two hits, including a two-RBI single in the first inning.

Earlier on Saturday, Sarmiento allowed four hits over six innings in Kimball’s 14-4 win over McNair in the semifinals. She also had three base hits, including a double and three RBIs.

Danielle Lallos singled twice, doubled and batted in two runs, and Ariana Hawkins tripled, singled and batted in a run.

On Friday, Sarmiento held the Johansen Vikings to one hit over three innings to lead the Jaguars to a 10-1 win and sophomore pitcher Hailey Garza allowed no hits in two innings.

Hawkins went 3-for-3 at the plate, including a triple, a double and three RBIs, and senior Llesenia Torres also tripled.

In the tournament’s opening game on Friday, Sarmiento blasted a bases-loaded triple in the first inning to put the Jaguars on their way to an 11-0 win over Bear Creek.

She also hit a two-RBI double in the fourth and pitched four innings and gave up one hit. Torres and Hawkins both doubled for the Jaguars.

Monte Vista 5, West 3

Monte Vista overcame West’s 3-2 lead with a two-run fifth inning and another run in the seventh to hand the Wolf Pack (2-1) its first loss of the season.

Senior Ciara Ervin had two base hits and a sacrifice fly to drive in all of West’s runs. Sophomore Shelby Weeks and freshman Hailey Martin also had two hits each.

Senior Ashley Tornio pitched five innings of relief and got the loss after she gave up four hits and three walks, but the Wolf Pack also committed five errors in the field to give up five unearned runs.

West beat Merced 4-3 at home on Monday, March 4. Senior catcher Samantha Asbra hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth.

Senior Celina Carrisosa singled and doubled, and Tornio singled and batted in a run on a sacrifice fly.

Sophomore pitcher Justina Farfan went 52/3 innings and gave up five hits for the win.

The Wolf Pack opened the season at home with a 10-2 win over Oakdale on Feb. 28.

Sierra 6, Tracy 2

The Sierra Timberwolves exploited two Tracy errors in a six-run sixth inning to beat the Bulldogs 6-2 on Feb. 28 in the Bulldogs’ opening game at the Tracy Sports Complex.

Sierra junior pitcher Allie Walljasper held Tracy to two hits and struck out 14 batters for the win.

Tracy junior pitcher Tayler Misfeldt got the loss as she gave up six hits, no earned runs, and struck out nine.

Millennium 8, Riverbank 4

The Falcons opened their softball season with a win at home on Feb. 28, against Riverbank.

Freshman pitcher Amy Wise went all seven innings for the win, struck out three batters and walked none.

Senior Breana Reyes homered, sophomore Ashley Grajeda doubled, and Wise also had a hit.

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