The Kimball High softball team got just two hits Wednesday at Sierra High in Manteca, but those were all the Jaguars needed for a 1-0 win.
One of those hits came from senior Gabbi Cox in the fourth inning. She advanced on a groundout and a walk and scored on an infield error for Kimball’s only run. Senior Taylor Honnoll also had a base hit.
Sophomore starting pitcher Samantha Sarmiento gave up seven hits. Sierra had runners in scoring position in four innings, but Kimball’s defense left them stranded.
Center fielder Danielle Lallos got the final out in the fourth inning with a diving catch in deep right-center field. In the sixth, she ran down a fly ball and made the throw to second base to double up the Sierra base runner.
The win puts Kimball at 9-7, 6-5 in the Valley Oak League, while Sierra is 11-5, 7-4 in the VOL.
Tracy 10, Franklin 0
Tracy High senior Ellie Fisher set the pace for Tracy’s victory over Franklin when she hit a leadoff home run in the first inning Tuesday at Tracy Sports Complex.
Junior Hayley Nunes followed Fisher with a triple and freshman Mikayla Coelho doubled in what ended up as a six-run rally. Coelho tripled and doubled again in the second and fourth innings, respectively, and sophomore Sonia Reddy had two base hits.
Senior starting pitcher Tayler Misfeldt struck out eight batters in a row in the first three innings, and Coelho came in to pitch in the fourth inning, allowing Franklin’s only hit, a double, in the fifth.
Tracy improved to 16-3, 10-1 in the San Joaquin Athletic Association. Franklin dropped to 3-18, 0-11 SJAA.
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