Arianna Hawkins homered and singled, and Katelyn Bomar tripled and singled twice, and Llesenia Torres batted in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth.
Kimball (20-4, 12-2 VOL) finishes the VOL season with at least a share of second place. First-place Oakdale (12-1) has its final game on Monday against Sonora, which is winless this year. The Division IV playoffs begin on Thursday, May 17, at Arnaiz Fields in Stockton.
Tracy 9, Franklin 6
Franklin had a 3-1 lead before Tracy rallied in the bottom of the third inning to make it a 5-3 game on Thursday, May 5, at the Tracy Sports Complex.
Tracy then rallied again with four runs in the fifth inning on the way to the three-run victory.
Julia Fernandez pitched three innings and Tayler Misfeldt finished the game. Sabrina George doubled, tripled and batted in a run, and Hayley Davis had three base hits. The win puts Tracy at 18-4 and 5-2 in the San Joaquin Athletic Association.
West 10, Edison 0
West pitcher Kacey Cota allowed no runs and one hit and struck out five batters in West’s five-inning performance at Edison High on Thursday, May 3.
West cut loose with nine hits in the third inning then scored all 10 runs, including Jill Anastasio’s bases-loaded triple to bring in three runs.
Jill Anastasio doubled, singled and batted in four runs in all, Celina Carrisosa singled and doubled, Ashley Tornio tripled and Emma Brackett had two hits. West is now 15-8, 7-1 in the Tri-City Athletic League.
West 10, Stagg 0
The Wolf Pack collected 12 base hits, including seven in West’s 9-run third inning, on the way to the shutout win on Wednesday, May 2, at Stagg High in Stockton.
Miranda Gannon and Jill Anastasio both doubled and singled, Shelby Weeks doubled and batted in two, and Celina Carrisosa and Amanda Riley had two hits each. Kacey Cota pitched seven innings for the win, and allowed no runs on three hits and struck out seven batters.
Sophomores: Kimball 21, Weston Ranch 1
Kimball High’s sophomores finish their season as Valley Oak League champions after the Jaguars went 13-0-1 for the VOL season.
“They’ve come a long way,” coach Rachel Saenz said. “It’s all about the teamwork and the chemistry that they have. They come out and they work their butts off during practice and it pays off.
She added that while there are some playmakers on the team, she was impressed with how all of the players contributed.”It’s the entire team that makes us work and makes us tick. They know they have each others’ back and that’s an awesome feeling.”
Kimball had 10 walks and 13 hits on Thursday, including two home runs for Sammy Vargas, two doubles for Hailey Hummel, and three base hits for Tahnee Trew. Priscilla Franco singled and doubled, and Alexis Clark had two hits. Starting pitcher Hailey Garza allowed two hits and struck out six batters.
Sophomores: Tracy 13, Franklin 1
Tracy starting pitcher Rebekah Delarosa gave up one hit and no earned runs over four innings for the 13-1 win on Thursday, May 5, against Franklin at the Tracy Sports Complex. Amanda Vasquez homered and batted in two, Casey Eddy-Berry doubled and singled and Meghan Rinnert and Sophia Perea singled and batted in a run. The win puts Tracy at 15-3-1 and 4-3 in the SJAA.