Clouds parted somewhat this past week, with Riverbank High sports teams, for the most part, able to get in their Trans-Valley League games. Following is a recap of the action.
The Lady Bruin softball players had perhaps the busiest schedule, with three games in a row last week, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
First up was their best effort, with a convincing 20-3 full game victory over Modesto Christian’s Lady Crusaders at home on April 3. Riverbank outscored MC 11-1 in just the first inning.
Things, however, did not go as well the rest of the week.
On Thursday, they hosted Ripon High, falling 10-0 in five innings to the Lady Indians. Then, on Friday, they traveled to Escalon, where they fell, 21-0, in four and a half innings.
The Lady Bruin softball team has suffered all Trans-Valley League season, fielding just nine players most games. And junior pitcher Marisol Garcia has made all appearances on the mound, hurling every pitch in every game so far.
And a few of the players are new to the sport. They do give it their all in each contest.
There are just three weeks left in the TVL season, and only four home games remaining. Wednesday, the squad is scheduled to travel to Livingston, and on Friday they host Hilmar’s Lady Yellowjackets.
On the varsity boys side of the diamond, they only got in one of their two scheduled games against the Huskies of Hughson. They missed the game on Tuesday, April 2, but got in the Thursday version, falling in a squeaker, 3-2.
The Bruins will make up the home game against Hughson on Monday, April 15, then host Ripon High on Tuesday.
Track And Field
Riverbank hosted Ripon High in a dual meet last Wednesday, April 3, and will host the Escalon Cougars on April 10.
Coach Monte Wood noted recently that two of his girl field athletes have been named to the team’s “Elite Club” for improved results in the discus.
The newest member is Cecilia Leon, who threw the discus at last week’s dual meet with the Ripon Indians. She tallied a distance of 103 feet even. Leon also does the shot put, as does Marissa Castellaños, who set her record in the discus at a home meet earlier this year, throwing for 108 feet 10 inches.
The netters traveled to Ripon on Tuesday and were to play at Livingston last Friday for dual meets and was to host Millennium High School yesterday. They’ll travel to Hughson this Friday, April 12.
Riverbank traveled to Hilmar on Tuesday, April 2, falling to the Yellowjackets 3-1. Scoring was 25-16 Hilmar, then 25-23 Riverbank, then 25-15 and 25-22 Hilmar, in TVL action. They fell 3-1 at Ripon Christian the day before.
The Bruins will host Ripon High on Thursday and travel to Hilmar next Tuesday, April 16.