The Millennium High Falcons rallied for four runs in the first inning and six in the second in a 13-5 win over the Sierra Ridge-Rite of Passage Rams, their first Central California Athletic Alliance opponent of the season.
Junior Eddie Diaz tripled to highlight a first-inning rally for the Falcons (7-1, 1-0 CCAA), and senior R.J. McKee doubled in the second-inning rally. Senior Manjot Atwal singled and doubled and batted in three runs.
Starting pitcher Daniel Gutierrez allowed no hits or runs for the Rams (1-1, 0-1 CCAA) and struck out seven batters over three innings for the win. Relief pitchers McKee, senior Giacomo Oliveri and junior Isidro Cota gave up five runs on one hit.
Kimball 10, Lathrop 3
The Jaguars’ 13-hit game on Monday at West High included rallies in the first, fourth and sixth innings on the way to a decisive victory for Kimball High (2-6, 1-2 Valley Oak League) against visiting Lathrop (1-9 overall).
Ryan King led the Jaguar batters with three base hits, including two doubles, and two RBIs. Senior Trevor Trew also had two hits and two RBIs, and senior Brennan Bowman and junior Jacob Barba had two hits each. Junior starting pitcher Peter Van Katwyk got the win after he pitched four innings, allowed three hits and one run, and struck out three.
Irvington 9, West 1
The West High pitchers allowed Irvington just four hits Monday in Fremont, but they gave up the loss by letting runners on base through five walks, six batters hit by pitches and nine errors. Coach Roger Gallardo did not report statistics for West (4-6).
“Games like this are my fault,” Gallardo said. “I need to prepare our squad better, not to overlook anything.”
Heritage 2, Tracy 1
Tracy High (6-2) took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single by sophomore Thomas Greely, but Heritage High scored a two-run home run in the fifth inning for the win Saturday evening in the East Bay vs. San Joaquin Showdown at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton.
The homer was one of two hits Heritage got off Tracy relief pitcher Noah Denoyer, a sophomore, who took the loss.
Heritage 4, West 3
West could not hold its 2-1 lead going to the sixth inning Saturday afternoon at Heritage High in Brentwood during the East Bay vs. San Joaquin Showdown tournament at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton.
Senior pitcher Mitch Cowles took the 4-3 loss after he allowed three hits through the fifth inning , but the Heritage batters turned the game around on misplayed balls in the bottom of the sixth.
West scored twice in the fourth after Jack Kelley led off with a single, Jacob Rebar doubled, Carter Nott hit an RBI single and Gabe Culver batted one in on a ground-out. Devin Bell batted in another on a two-out double down the left field line in the seventh.
Tracy 9, Bear Creek 1
The Bulldogs opened San Joaquin Athletic Association play with a six-run first inning on Friday at Bear Creek High in Stockton on their way to the 9-1 win. Sophomore Thomas Greely had two of Tracy’s 11 base hits, including a double and four RBIs, and senior Dustin Dibble doubled and tripled to drive in three runs. Senior pitcher Anthony Nunez went all seven innings, gave up six hits, and struck out seven batters for the win.
Tracy also won the sophomore game 10-7. The Bulldogs overcame Bear Creek’s 7-2 lead with eight base hits and eight runs in the top of the seventh, with Matt Guzman providing the spark at the start of the rally with an RBI triple to right-center field. Closing pitcher Kevin Saenz got the win with two shutout innings in the sixth and seventh innings.
Delta Charter 24, Langston Hughes Academy 0
Delta Charter senior pitcher Oliver Messier struck out 12 batters in a row to open the Mountain Valley League season with a four-inning perfect game Friday at Tracy Ball Park. The Dragons (2-2, 1-0 MVL) logged the 24-0 win after the game was ended on the mercy rule.
Everybody in the Delta Charter lineup contributed at the plate, with senior Andrew Silva going four-for-four, including two doubles with six RBIs, and junior Jonathan Palmer and sophomore Joey Silva both went three-for-three.
Millennium 1, East Union 0
The Falcons broke a defensive standoff on March 20 at East Union High when junior Trent Rouse pinch hit an RBI single in the top of the seventh inning. The Millennium defense finished the game with a double play in the bottom of the seventh.
Senior pitcher Manjot Atwal got the win after he went seven innings and gave up four hits and struck out eight batter.
Delta Charter 16, Lutheran 2
Sophomore Tommy DeAnda went four-for-four, including a home run and six RBIs, as the Dragons got their first win of the season, 16-2, at Lutheran High in Elk Grove. Senior Justin Rudnick contributed three hits, including a double and an RBI. Junior Jonathan Palmer got the win after he pitched the first four innings, allowed two hits, and struck out seven batters.
Oakdale 10, Kimball 2
Oakdale started with a four-hit, four-run first inning March 20, at West High, and led the entire game. The Jaguars had six hits for the day, and scored in the third inning when senior Matt Rodriguez singled and advanced on hits from sophomore Kyle McPartland and junior Nate Hendricks and scored on a wild pitch. Senior Brennan Bowman singled in the fifth and scored on an error.
Starting pitcher Rodriguez gave up eight hits and seven runs over two innings and got the loss and senior reliever Trevor Trew gave up four hits and three runs.
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