Sports shorts: Flames earn tournament softball victory

Mar. 11—The Lodi High softball team scored in the bottom of the fifth to win Friday's tournament game 3-2 over Big Valley Christian, with doubles from Allyson Frank, Kiki Mazza and Tealla Rivera, and singles from Ashlyn Jubrey and Ellie Schallberger. In the circle, Jubrey struck out four in two innings, and Abby Schweigerdt struck out six in three innings.

Lodi (6-2) will host Cosumnes Oaks on Wednesday.


Varsity: Oakdale 7, Lodi 3

Giani Brassesco and Preston Plath each tallied a pair of singles in Friday's loss, along with singles from Riley Walker, Brent Godina and Vance Haskins.

Lodi (1-1) will play at Laguna Creek today.

Downey-Placer Tournament

Tokay went 1-2 at the Downey-Placer Tournament over the weekend, with a 5-1 loss to Placer and a 5-3 win over Merced on Friday, and a 13-3 loss to Turlock on Saturday.

The Tigers (3-4) will play at Hughson on Friday.

JV: Lodi 5, Oakdale 1

The JV Flames improved to 3-1 with Friday's win, with a pair of singles from Noah Hufford, and a single each from Jax Bennett, Andrew Heinrich, Kaleb Meidinger and Vinny Casazza. On the mound, Jake Gocacci went six innings with 11 strikeouts, and Lucas Crowder pitched the last inning with two strikeouts.


Oakdale Invitational

Lodi High joined teams from around the state in Oakdale for the Oakdale Invitational. Freshman Rebecca Welch won the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley, breaking a meet record in the breaststroke at 1:05.78.

Dylan Takahashi placed second in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle, with personal bests in both events, while Wyatt Reynolds won the 100-yard butterfly, and Lexi Reynolds was second in the 500-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke.


San Joaquin County Meet

Two Lodi athletes scored wins on Friday in Tracy, with Stephen Holbo winning the boys discus at 149-feet, 10 inches, and Keily Ramirez winning the girls pole vault at 10-0.

Other top-10 finishes for the Lodi boys included Alex Mendoza (second in both the 1,600 at 4:32.46 and the 3,200 at 10:12.03), Nick Isaiah Gaona (second in the pole vault at 12-6), Mark Adkins (second in the 110 hurdles at 16.17, third in the 300 hurdles at 42.73 and fifth in the high jump at 5-4), Douglas Haywood (sixth in the pole vault at 8-6) and Michael Pelaez (ninth in the 200 at 24.08).

For the girls, Gracelynne Duenas was third in the shot put at 32-3, Nayalie Vargas-Corona was third in the discus, Poppy Storm was fourth in the 3,200 at 13:08.94 and sixth in the 1,600 at 6:07.79, Abigail Deise was fifth in the pole vault at 8-0, Karis Mann was sixth in the pole vault at 8-0 and eighth in the triple jump at 30-8, Keara Shoup was eighth in the high jump at 4-6, Coura Yourth was ninth in the 200 at 29.44, Lily Sweetman was ninth in the 100 hurdles at 19.25, Aleixa Wise was 10th in the 400 at 1:08.19 and Mia Maldonado was 10th in the 800 at 3:00.01.

Sturgeon Invitational

Tokay's girls placed 11th on Saturday at Granite Bay with 18 points and a win from Kayleen Tuavao in the triple jump at 34-10, and the boys were 10th with 19 points and a win from Jacob Ray in the high jump at 6-2.

Tokay's boys had top-10 performances from Hashir Khan (third in the triple jump at 41-6), Joshua Young (fourth in the pole vault at 13-6), Logan Sweetman (seventh in the pole vault at 10-6) and John Carlo Agbayani (eighth in the 110 hurdles at 17.26).

Tokay's girls hat top-10 finishes from Tuavao (fourth in the discus at 105-08) and Brooke Frisk (fourth in the high jump at 4-10).