NEWMAN -- Juliana Santos, a four-year standout in Orestimba High's softball program, saved her best for the last in her final appearance at Warrior Field.
The LSU-bound shortstop hit for the cycle, finishing her day with a line-drive single to center field, as the top-ranked small-school Warriors beat Central Catholic 8-0 for their 29th consecutive Western Athletic Conference victory.
Santos -- who leads the Stanislaus District in batting average, home runs, runs and RBIs -- tripled in the first, homered over the center-field fence in the third and doubled in the fourth. She finished 4 for 4 with three RBIs.
Lara Spinelli, one of eight seniors playing their final home game, struck out 10 and fired a three-hitter.
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"I told the girls to enjoy their last home game and remember that's it something special," said coach Kasey Cooper, whose Warriors (23-3, 14-0) went 26-0 last year and won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V title. "Then I told them to come back Monday and be ready for business."
Orestimba opens the playoffs Tuesday against the Trans-Valley League No. 2 seed, Hughson or Modesto Christian, at Arnaiz Stadium in Stockton. The TVL's No. 3 seed (Escalon or Hughson) faces Linden, Summerville plays the TVL champ (MC or Escalon) and Hilmar faces Calaveras in other single-elimination games.
HILMAR 5, PATTERSON 4, at Hilmar -- The No. 2 small-school Yellowjackets (17-5, 11-3 WAC) scored the tie-breaking run on an odd play in the bottom of the sixth, then reliever Alicia Paine finished it off with a scoreless seventh to knock off the Tigers (13-14, 8-7). Catherine Flores walked to open the sixth, and eventually moved to third, where she scored on a dropped third strike -- which would have been the final out of the inning.
Both teams struck early, Hilmar getting four runs in the first and the Tigers scoring on Samantha Kramer's two-run single in the first and Leslie Schueber's two-run single in the second.
GUSTINE 11, LIVINGSTON 1, at Gustine -- Mikayla Parreira tossed a three-hitter and ended the game with an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth, as the Redskins (14-13, 7-8 WAC) beat the Wolves (2-20, 0-15). First baseman Lauren Flood -- headed to Simpson University in Redding after finishing her prep career by going 3 for 3 with a double, triple and three runs scored -- scored on the single. Cleanup hitter Jenny Barboa homered during a four-run first for the Redskins, who pounded out 10 hits.
HUGHSON 11, RIPON CHR. 0, at Hughson -- Katie Etcheverry hit a three-run homer in the first and Aly Hoffman a three-run homer in the second, and Hoffman and Alyssa Coehlo combined on a no-hitter as the Huskies (15-7-2, 11-4 TVL) beat the Knights (2-15, 0-14).
EAST UNION 4, MANTECA 0, at Sierra -- Erin Arevalo fired her 11th no-hitter of the season, striking out 16 to raise her state-leading total to 428, and retired the final 21 batters as the top-ranked large-school Lancers (23-4, 12-2 Valley Oak League) beat the Buffaloes (14-10, 8-6).
BEYER 2, DAVIS 0, at Davis -- The Modesto Metro Conference title and the playoff seedings had already been decided, but the runner-up Patriots (15-8, 10-5) finished the regular season on a high note by beating the champion Spartans (14-10, 12-3). Melaina Saalfeld struck out nine and hurled a three-hitter, snapping a two-game losing streak.
Beyer scored twice in the second. Karlie Rush followed a leadoff walk with a single to center field, and an error moved the runners to second and third. Courtney Coit drove in the first run with a groundout to short, then Jasmine Aguilar's groundout to second made it 2-0.
DOWNEY 1, MODESTO 0, at Downey -- Rachel DeJong fired a two-hitter and Sarah Hannon's two-out, bases-loaded bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Knights (13-10, 8-7 MMC) over the Panthers (8-16, 6-9).
LINDEN 2, SUMMERVILLE 1, at Tuolumne City -- Audrianna Solari tossed a four-hitter and the Lions (21-3, 14-1 Mother Lode League) scored twice in the fourth to knock off the Bears (14-9, 11-4) -- though both teams advance to Tuesday's section Division V playoffs. Sloan Hannah's first-inning homer got the Bears started, but a fourth-inning error led to the Lions' rally.
WATERFORD 3, MARIPOSA 1, at Waterford -- Kendra Curtis continued her hot pitching by hurling a two-hitter with six strikeouts, while freshman catcher Savannah Miller drove in two runs to lead the Wildcats (12-10, 8-7 Southern League) over the Grizzlies (9-16, 7-8).