7th inning lifts MHS softball to win at Ceres
CERES – Manteca did not plate a run until the seventh inning when the Buffaloes scored four on the way to a 4-1 win over host Central Valley in non-league softball action Monday.
Kaileah Johannsen and Koryn Menasco singled in the seventh for Manteca ( 7- 1). Rhiannon Genilla doubled to score Johannsen and get the Buffaloes on the board. Alyssa Harnden’s fielder’s choice scored Menasco, Genilla scored on an error of the bat of Alyssah Harnden and Kaylee MacDannald tripled, scoring Washburn for a 4-1 lead.
Menasco held the Hawks scoreless in the seventh and struck out seven, allowing one run on seven hits. Bella Gonzales doubled for Manteca.
“Their pitcher was dominant,” Buffaloes coach Josh Farris said. The middle and back
lennium (2-6) of the Central California Athletic Alliance in their half of the third, tying the game at 2-2 while leaving the bases juiced with runners.
That set the table for first baseman Joseph DeBruyn, who blasted a bases-clearing double to center.
Cole Gemmell and Drake Nelson then drew consecutive walks, loading the bases once again.
Nolan Lingley plated DeBruyn with a single to left and Ian Vrieling delivered home Gemmell with a sacrifice fly.
Ahead 7-2, RC added a run in the fourth. Caleb Terpstra, who had a one-out single, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a base hit by Declan Van Vuren.
The Falcons got two of those runs back in the fifth thanks to Josiah Joseph’s manufactured run — he stole second following a lead-off walk, advancing to third on a wild pitch, and scoring on a fielder’s choice — and Ed Perez’s RBI single.
The Knights added their final two runs in the sixth.
Dale Fisher had a oneout single, scoring on Terpstra’s double to left. After Van Vuren was struck by a pitch, DeBruyn laced an RBI single.
Vrieling, who came on in relief in the third, was the winning pitcher. Willem Hoekstra recorded the final two outs in the seventh.
DeBruyn had three hits with four RBI. Terpstra and Nolan Lingley collected two hits and an RBI each.
Ripon Christian’s Caleb Terpsma gets into second ahead of the tag of Millennium of Tracy’s Josiah Johnson on Monday in a 10-4 home win for the Knights in non-league action.