Wednesday’s home game against Lathrop got away from the Jaguars in the late innings. The Jaguars started with a 3-0 lead in the first on three bases-loaded walks, and while the Titans were able to get on base they couldn’t get their runners all the way around until the sixth inning, when one Lathrop batter walked and two more were hit by pitches, allowing Lathrop to score two.
The Titans scored one more in the seventh to put the game into extra innings after a runner reached on an error, another singled and another hit a sacrifice fly. Lathrop got one more unearned run when the Titans’ leadoff batter reached on an infield error and another singled.
Alec Barba started on the mound for Kimball and Justin King pitched relief. They gave up seven hits between them and two earned runs. Kimball had three hits for the day, including two for Blake Cichella and one for Rico Arias.
Sophomores: Kimball 10, Lathrop 0
The Jaguars rallied for four runs in the third inning at home Wednesday for a 5-0 lead, and put the game away in the sixth with another four-run inning to take the 10-0 win over Lathrop. Ryan King pitched four innings, gave up one hit and struck out four batters for the win. Matt Rodriguez pitched two innings, gave up a hit and hit two batters. Matt Rodriguez had three hits, Trevor Trew singled and doubled, Austin Liggett doubled and Brennan Bowman singled.
Freshmen: Kimball 11, East Union 1
The Kimball freshman team is turning its season around in Valley Oak League play, with an 11-1 win on Tuesday at East Union High in Manteca. Jacob Barba pitched a complete game and struck out nine batters and allowed no hits and an unearned run.
The Jaguars bats came to life in the third inning to put Kimball up 2-0, and the hits kept coming in the fifth and sixth innings. Pasqual D’Onofrio doubled and singled twice, Peter Van Katwyk doubled, singled and batted in a run, Cody Delbridge doubled and batted in two, Nate Hendricks, Kyle Hanson and Jacob Barba had two hits each and Tyler Lawlis also had a hit.