Modesto High pounded out 12 hits and Amanda Pridmore struck out nine -- overcoming a rough fifth inning -- as the Panthers knocked Beyer out of first place in the Modesto Metro Conference with a 9-6 win at home.
It was the second loss in a row for Beyer (10-5, 4-2), The Bee's No. 2-ranked large school. The outcome leaves Davis (5-1) alone atop the MMC, with Beyer in second and Modesto (5-11, 3-3) and Johansen tied for third place.
Only the top two teams advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs.
Liz Pierce ripped an RBI triple in the second, then scored on Kristie Mead's double for a 6-0 Modesto lead.
DAVIS 9, JOHANSEN 0, at Johansen -- Desi Maldonado overcame six walks, firing a one-hitter to lead the defending champion Spartans (7-8, 5-1 MMC) over the Vikings (10-7, 3-3).
ENOCHS 9, DOWNEY 5, at Enochs -- Ashley Rogers' two-run single capped a four-run second, giving the Eagles (9-7, 2-4 MMC) a 7-4 lead on the way to a win over the Knights (6-8, 1-5). Downey had scored four in the top of the second, as Jordan Flora hit a two-run double.
EAST UNION 2, SIERRA 0, at East Union -- Erin Arevalo fired her second perfect game of the season, striking out 15 as the top-ranked large-school Lancers (15-3, 4-1 Valley Oak League) topped the rival Timberwolves (9-8, 3-2).
CERES 8, SONORA 6, at Sonora -- The Bulldogs (11-7, 4-1 VOL) scored five runs in the top of the seventh, starting the inning with four consecutive hits, to rally past the Wildcats (5-9, 0-5). Ceres, coming off a 1-0 upset of EU, was leading 3-0 before Sonora exploded for six runs off Vaneza Hoover -- who fired a no-hitter in Thursday's 1-0 win over EU.
Kristen Hall's three-run homer gave Sonora a 6-3 lead, but Chelsea Lomeli's RBI single in the seventh gave Ceres the lead at 7-6.
MANTECA 16, WESTON RANCH 9, at Stockton -- Trina Solario was 3 for 5 and drove in three runs, while Marissa Navarro belted three triples as the Buffaloes (11-4, 5-0 VOL) outslugged the Cougars (5-9, 2-3). Solario's bases-loaded triple gave the Buffaloes a 7-4 lead, then she scored on a throwing error.
OAKDALE 16, CENTRAL VALLEY 0, at Oakdale -- Ashton Brown went 3 for 3, with two doubles and a career-high five RBIs, as the Mustangs (11-7, 2-3 VOL) pounded the Hawks (1-11, 0-5). Brown had two two-run doubles and an RBI single, and the Mustangs scored nine runs in the first. Oakdale's duo of Andrea Lutz and Brianna Parker combined for a one-hitter and nine strikeouts.
ORESTIMBA 2, PATTERSON 1, at Patterson -- Sammy Huerta's two-out, two-run triple gave the top-ranked small-school Warriors (15-3, 6-0 Western Athletic Conference) a 2-0 lead in the fifth, then they escaped a sixth-inning threat to beat the No. 4 Tigers (7-9, 3-3). Huerta's one-hopper to the right-center field fence was "a rocket. It's the first time I've really seen her pull the ball like that," Patterson coach Dave Klein said.
Patterson closed to within 2-1 when pinch-runner Leslie Schuber beat the throw to the plate on a slow roller to the left side of the infield, and later had runners on second and third with one out. The Tigers' No. 3 hitter grounded out, with the runner at third holding, then Kara Spinelli struck out the cleanup hitter to end the inning.
HILMAR 5, LIVINGSTON 0, at Livingston -- Courtney Ramos was nearly perfect -- no hits, 17 strikeouts and two walks in six innings of work -- as the Yellowjackets (10-4, 4-2 WAC) blanked the Wolves (0-6) to earn sole possession of second place. Alicia Paine, who relieved Ramos in the seventh, lined a two-run single in the sixth for a 5-0 lead.
GUSTINE 8, CENTRAL CATHOLIC 4, at Gustine -- The Redskins (10-8, 3-3 WAC) strung together four consecutive singles during a four-run fifth, taking the lead for good on their way past the Raiders (8-8, 2-4). Veronica Perry was 3 for 4 with two RBIs for Gustine, which led 7-4 after five.
DENAIR 5, WATERFORD 1, at Waterford -- Kendra Curtis was tossing a one-hitter through seven innings, but the Coyotes (4-8, 4-0 Southern League) finally broke through on Samantha Dornan's two-run single in the top of the eighth on the way past the Wildcats (6-7, 2-4). The Coyotes loaded the bases without a hit in the eighth, with the score tied at 1, before Dornan's hit.
PITMAN 2, MERCED 1, at Turlock -- Tyler Harris and two relievers combined on a three-hitter and Ian Fregosi drove in both runs as the Pride (14-5, 3-2 Central California Conference) nipped the Bears (6-12, 0-3). Merced led 1-0 after Brandon Garcia reached on a dropped third strike, stole second and third, and then scored on Tyler Coonce's single.
With the bases loaded in the fifth, Fregosi singled in Joey Parsons and Austin Keaton with two out.
LOS BANOS 11, GOLDEN VALLEY 2, at Los Banos -- Martin Rushing drove in four runs as the Tigers (2-3, 7-9) upset the No. 4 large-school Cougars (11-7, 3-2). Julio Cortez scattered eight hits.
TURLOCK 10, ATWATER 0, at Atwater -- Vince Wheeland hurled a three-hitter and the Bulldogs (8-8, 3-0 CCC) pounded out 10 hits on their way past the Falcons (7-12, 1-4).
RIPON CHR. 5, ESCALON 4, at Escalon -- Matt Unruh and Cole Fanjul had RBI singles in the top of the seventh as the Knights (8-8, 4-2 Trans-Valley League) beat the Cougars (12-5, 3-3).
HUGHSON 7, MODESTO CHR. 2, at Salida -- Archie Quay scattered 10 hits as the Huskies (12-, 6-0 TVL) rolled to victory.
BIG VALLEY 13, MILLENNIUM 3, at Modesto -- Tucker Richardson struck out a season-high 10 and Mike Diggery hit a two-out, three-run double to cap a four-run fifth to lead the Lions (7-1, 1-0 Harvest Christian League).