Kimball High’s 3-1 first-inning lead didn’t hold up as Manteca High’s batters scored in both the fourth and fifth innings Friday on the way to a 6-5 Manteca win at the Tracy Sports Complex.
Sophomore pitcher Samantha Sarmiento started for Kimball (4-4, 2-2 Valley Oak League) and took the loss after pitching five innings and giving up seven hits and five runs. Senior Amanda Riley pitched two innings of relief, allowing two hits and one run.
Senior second baseman Gigi Vega also saw plenty of action, with five putouts and three assists. She also chased down two fly balls.
Llesenia Torres, a senior, doubled twice and singled and batted in four Kimball runs. Senior Gabbi Cox had two hits, and fellow senior Danielle Lallos doubled.
Manteca’s record after the game was 5-4 overall, 2-2 in the Valley Oak League.
Tracy 11, Chavez 1
Tracy High’s 13 hits against Chavez High on March 27 included a solo home run by sophomore Sonia Reddy, who had two hits for the day.
The Bulldogs (10-2, 4-0 San Joaquin Athletic Association) scored in every inning on the way to their 11-1 win at the Tracy Sports Complex.
Tracy’s base hits also included a triple and a single for junior Madison Ledda, who batted in two runs, and three base hits by junior Rebekah DelaRosa.
Senior pitcher Tayler Misfeldt gave up one hit and one run while striking out 13 batters. She also hit a batter with a pitch, and that batter became the only Chavez base runner to reach home, making Chavez (6-6, 0-4 SJAA) the only SJAA team to score against Tracy. It was the third run scored against the Bulldogs in eight games.
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