As Riverbank athletics enjoyed the time change that added more daylight last week and brought lots of sunshine for games, this first week of spring looked to provide a bit of rainy skies on local sports.
While the tennis team traveled to Ripon, the great weather allowed non-league play for baseball and softball squads at home.
The varsity baseball team hosted two games last week, coming out on top in both.
On Tuesday, March 14, Riverbank took on the Knights of Stone Ridge Christian High School, towering to a 15-3 victory. On Thursday, they hosted the Coyotes of Denair, also victorious, at 7-1.
On Wednesday, March 15, the JV Bruins hosted the Wildcats of Waterford, sliding by to an 8-7 win.
Trans-Valley League play begins for RHS, hosting Hilmar’s Yellowjackets today, Wednesday, March 22 at 4 p.m., then they travel to Hilmar on Friday and to Escalon next Wednesday.
The varsity softball team had mixed results with three games last week.
On Tuesday, March 14, the Lady Bruins easily handled Denair’s Lady Coyotes, 20-2, at home. On Thursday last week, they traveled to Escalon, suffering a 10-0 lost in their first Trans-Valley League game, at the hands of the Lady Cougars.
On Friday, they hosted the Lady Grizzlies of Mariposa County, losing 7-2, in a non-league game.
League play continued yesterday for the Lady Bruins, hosting the Lady Mustangs of Mountain House. They’ll travel to Hilmar tomorrow.
The Riverbank tennis teams were to have two matches at home this week, hosting Mountain House on Tuesday, March 21 after The News went to press, with Modesto Christian High School scheduled to come into town on Friday.