The Stockton Ports put up six runs in the first inning of play Saturday night in San Jose. A full 10 innings after that, they were stuck with a loss.
The San Jose Giants came from behind to beat Stockton 8-7 in 11 innings, despite a first-inning grand slam by Nate Mondou. The loss was the Ports’ second in as many days after rattling off a seven-game win streak before that.
William Toffey went 3 for 5 with a double for Stockton (7-3), and Dairon Blanco went 2 for 5. Chad Pinder, on a rehab assignment from Oakland, notched a double in the loss.
After Stockton’s six-spot in the first, San Jose slowly crept back into the ball game. The Giants got one in their half of the first, another in the fourth, three in the fifth and finally tied the game with a run in the bottom of the ninth.
The Ports pushed across a run in the 11th, but San Jose scored twice in the bottom of the inning to win the game.
Stockton finishes the four-game series at 1 p.m. today at San Jose in search of a series split.
Gonzaga 5, Pacific 2
At Pacific, Gonzaga had a pair of late rallies - scoring three times in the eighth and twice in the ninth, to cement a win over Pacific.
Kevin Sandri had a pair of RBI for the Tigers (14-19, 5-9 West Coast Conference), and Alex LeForestier had a double. Starting pitcher Ricky Reynoso went six innings, allowing no runs on four hits and four walks with six strikeouts.
Delta at Big 8 Championships
At Cupertino, the Delta swim team competed in the Big 8 Diving Championships at DeAnza College, where Josh Harnby won the individual title on both the 1 and 3-meter boards. Jose Espinosa took sixth at 3 meters and fourth at 1, and Andrew England was third at 1 meter and seventh at 3.
Jessica Hurdubei led the women’s team, placing fourth on the 1-meter board and fifth on the 3-meter. Dominique Villasensor was seventh on both boards, and Courtney Lanning was ninth on the 1-meter and eighth on the 3.
Hamby, Hurdubei, Espinosa and England have all qualified for the State Championships on May 3-4 at DeAnza College.
BYU 9, Pacific 0 (5)
At Pacific, Sydney Lahners had the Tigers’ only two hits as Pacific (12-25, 2-3 West Coast Conference), dropped a three-game series to BYU, two games to one.
Delta 11-2, Santa Rosa 0-0
At Delta, Taylor Ward hit two home runs as the Mustangs swept a doubleheader over Santa Rosa, 11-0 and 2-0 at home.
In the first game, Ward’s homer was part of a 3-for-4 game, with Morgan Wheeler also adding three hits and Tawny Deerink hitting a home run. Riquel Riveira also went 2 for 3 with two RBI.
In the nightcap, Ward’s two-run homer provided all the offense Delta (24-12, 18-3 Big 8 Conference) starter Marissa Espinoza needed. Espinoza finished the day with 11 consecutive scoreless innings, giving the ball to Sam Martinez for the seventh of the second game.
COLLEGE WOMEN’S TENNIS
Portland 4, Pacific 2
At Pacific, the Tigers (6-10, 2-4 West Coast Conference) got wins from Anna Ramos Vinolas and Dohee Lee in singles play, but couldn’t get past Portland.
COLLEGE BEACH VOLLEYBALL
Pacific finishes regular season
At Pacific, the Tigers went 1-1 in their final matches of the regular season, beating Sacramento 4-1 before dropping a match to San Jose State by a 3-2 final.
The Pacific pairs of Andie Shelton and Skylar Wine, Katrin Gotterba and Alex Holt, Emily Baptista and Maycie LaBass and Ashlyn Fleming and Taylor Poncetta each had wins on the day for the Tigers (8-11).
Pacific will next play in the West Coast Conference championships, taking place Friday in Santa Monica.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Lincoln 7, West 1
At the Stockton Ballpark, Evan Nelson struck out six over 3 ⅔ innings while also getting two hits and a pair of RBI in a win for Lincoln (9-5, 3-0 Tri City Athletic League). Erik Quinzon went 2 for 2 with a double for the Trojans, and both Sam Bones and Kevin Gomez had doubles.
For West (5-7, 0-3 TCAL), Nico Malbrough and David Palomba each had two hits.
St. Mary’s 5, Oak Ridge 2
At St. Mary’s, Dillon Tatum’s three-run home run in the fifth inning gave the Rams the lead, and Jordan Hernandez’ solo shot in the sixth helped secure a St. Mary’s win. Chandler Sanguinetti also had a pair of hits for the Rams (10-4-1).
Chris Bartolomei got the win on the mound, throwing 3 ⅔ innings of relief with six strikeouts and no runs allowed.
Bear Creek 9, Monterey Trail 4
At Stockton Ballpark, Omar Plascencia had a three-run home run and Bradlee Peap added a two-run home run to help the Bruins pick up a win over Monterey Trail.
Payton Rios also had a pair of RBI for Bear Creek (9-6), and Robert Blachly went 2 for 3.
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
Escalon 6, Bear Creek 2; Bear Creek 9, Patterson 0
At Tracy, Bear Creek played a pair of makeup games from last week’s NorCal Classic tournament, falling to Escalon before earning a win over Patterson.
Against Escalon, Ashley Pye hit a two-run home for the Bruins (9-3) and Hailie Webster went 2 for 3 for Escalon.
Against Patterson, Logan Asia went 4 for 4 with a home run and Makenna Russell added a two-run homer among her two hits. Mia Zapata earned the shutout in the circle, allowing three hits and striking out five.