Cougars beat EU in autism awareness baseball game

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Don’t worry bro, I got this.

Dustin Tinsley’s sixth-inning brace gave Weston Ranch and, by extension, Cougars starting pitcher Ayden Tinsley a two-run lead Thursday with an inning and a half left against host East Union in an outreach game at autism at Agostini Field.

With an out in the bottom of the seventh, Ayden Tinsley collided with a Lancers baserunner and was forced out of the game. Big brother Dustin Tinsley came on to get two straight strikeouts to end the game, giving Weston Ranch the 6-4 win and their first Valley Oak League victory this season.

Ayden Tinsley finished with eight strikeouts against a batter and five hits.

“Ayden Tinsley shifted gears and kept East Union off balance and on their front foot,” Cougars coach David Hager said. “He did a great job sticking to the game plan and figuring out how to pitch today.

“Ayden just won’t stop. He will compete until the last pitch of the match is completed.

Steven Bustamante had an RBI single for Weston Ranch (1-9 VOL, 6-16) in the fourth inning and Dustin Tinsley hit in a run in the fifth.

“Today was a perfect example of putting the ball in play for seven full innings, and good things happen,”

East Union are a good team and I’m really proud of the way we played today.

Ryan VanArsdell hat-tricked and scored for East Union (5-3, 9-8) in the first inning and Dylan Lee led the second with a single for the Lancers and was the first of East Union’s three runs in the inning .

The Cougars host Lathrop today at 4 p.m. and Tuesday at 4 p.m. the Lancers travel to Modesto on Tuesday to face Central Catholic.

Volleyball

Sierra 3, Weston Ranch 0

Ajay Grewal had seven blocks and four kills Thursday for the Timberwolves in a 25-16, 25-17, 25-14 sweep of the Cougars in Valley Oak League action.

“After a slow start, the boys pulled themselves together and worked really well together,” Sierra coach Amy Rosendin said. “Noel Ruezga helped create the action with a solid frame, registering 10 assists on the night. He was also solid on the service line scoring eight points for us.

“Ajay Grewal played big at the net with seven blocks and four kills. He really helped set the tone in the last two sets. It was a solid night. Exactly what I wanted to see as we prepare to face Manteca High on Tuesday.

Brian Huynh (seven assists, five kills, three digs, three aces, block), David Caamano (six digs, four blocks, three kills, two aces) Arshdeep Grewal (five blocks, three kills) and Austin Kim ( seven digs, ace, assist) completed the Timberwolves offense (7-1 VOL, 10-5).

Sierra hosts first-place Manteca on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Golf

Lathrop 596, Mountain Home 463

Dominic Moreno earned medalist honors at age 82 on Thursday to lead the Mustangs to victory in the Western Athletic Conference at Tracy Golf and Country Club.

John Wall Jr. paced the Spartans with a 105 followed by Jayden Wall (112), Matthew Hammond (125), Christopher Subia (126) and Jaden Holloway (128).

Junior Varsity Volleyball

Manteca 2, East Union 0

JJ Manor had six kills and a block to lead the Buffaloes to a 25-11, 25-12 sweep.

Manteca’s Fernando Lopez delivered 13 assists and added two kills. Johan Peringelil (three aces, block) and Christian Cardoza had three kills each with Yahir Martinez who had two aces.

Keenan Yang had five digs for the Lancers. Benni Estrada added three kills and one assist and Klaio Simpao registered six assists, two digs and a service point.

Ranch Weston 2, Sierra 1

The Timberwolves bounced back from a 25-20 loss to win the second set 25-20 but were edged out in the third set 17-15.

Bonpatrick Estrella de Sierra has posted 14 recoveries. Primo Estandarte added 12 assists, six kills, six aces, six digs; Xavier Gaspar added eight digs, five kills and three aces and Owen Altadonna had 10 kills and eight blocks.

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