West sophomore Janae Sims delivered the big hit in the Wolf Pack's 2-1 win over the Tokay Tigers in extra innings on Friday at West High. Sims' two-out bases-loaded single up the middle in the bottom of the eighth inning ended the game, the first in Tri-City Athletic League play.
"I like inside (pitches) and that's what she threw me," Sims said. "I was just doing it for my team. My team is always behind me so I wanted to back them up and give them an opportunity to score."
West (6-5-1, 1-0 TCAL) started the game with a 1-0 lead after junior Shelby Weeks walked and scored when senior Haley Hollis reached on an infield error.
Sims, the Wolf Pack's starting pitcher, allowed just two hits and struck out four batters over the first six innings, but a walk and an RBI triple for the Tigers (7-6-1, 0-1 TCAL) in the top of the seventh were enough to put the game into extra innings. Tokay got two hits in the top of the eighth but couldn't bring the runners around.
West coach Marty Torres said it's the right way to start TCAL play, considering that Tokay is usually one of the teams in contention for the league title and playoffs.
"Every year I've been here it's always been Tokay and St. Mary's and us, always battling," he said.
Kimball 20, Lathrop 0
Kimball had three pitchers contribute to a one-hit shutout at Lathrop High on Friday. Starter Samantha Sarmiento got the win after the Jaguars had a 10-0 lead at the end of two innings. Amanda Riley pitched two innings and Tahnee Trew pitched one inning.
The Jagaurs' 23 hits included a home run and two doubles and a single for senior Danielle Lallos, who also batted in three runs. Senion Llesenia Torres also homered, doubled and singled and batted in four, Alyssa Lewis also had four hits, including a triple, two doubles and five RBIs, and Riley doubled twice, singled and batted in three.
The win puts Kimball at 5-5, 3-3 in the VOL, and Lathrop is 2-11, 1-5 in the VOL.
Tracy 16, Franklin 0
Tracy senior pitcher Tayler Misfeldt and freshman pitcher Mikayla Coelho teamed up for a perfect game, 16-0, at Franklin High in Stockton on Thursday.
Misfeldt pitched four innings and struck out nine batters, and Coehlo pitched one inning and struck out one batter.
Tracy (11-2, 5-0 San Joaquin Athletic Association) holds the lead after the first of three rounds of SJAA play. Franklin is 3-13, 0-6 in league play.
Tracy collected 16 base hits, including three each for junior Madison Ledda and junior Alee Balanon. Coelho singled and doubled and drove in four and sophomore Sonia Reddy doubled and batted in four runs.
Oakdale 11, Kimball 0
The Jaguars were unable to contain the Mustangs from Oakdale High in Wednesday’s Valley Oak League game at Oakdale. Oakdale bashed out nine hits and also took advantage of six Kimball errors.
Senior Gigi Vega got Kimball’s only hit, and senior starting pitcher Amanda Riley gave up nine hits and eight runs, four of them earned, over four innings.
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