The Braves didn't help an already challenging task when they spotted the Pirates a 2-0 lead in the first inning of the Manteca Little League minor division championship, and things didn't get any easier in the Braves' 8-1 season-ending loss Friday.
When the horses take the track for the 142nd running of the Belmont Stakes in Belmont Park, N.Y, today three horses will undoubtedly hold legitimate chances at finishing the Grade 1-stakes $1,000,000 purse race as the champion.
After Jake Menasco drove a pitch deep over the centerfield fence spotting the A's a lightning-quick 2-0 lead in the first inning, starting pitcher Tanner Peterson did the rest, tossing a complete-game 3-0 shutout in the Manteca Little League major division championship Thursday at Lincoln Park.
SACRAMENTO – The level of play it would have taken for the Manteca Buffaloes to compete for their first Sac-Joaquin Section title in school history abandoned them, in a season-ending 5-1 second round loss to El Dorado Wednesday at McAuliffe Memorial Park.
It was far from Sierra High's prettiest performance of the season, but the Timberwolves' 1-0 first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs win over Cosumnes Oaks High leaves Sierra one win shy of a return trip to the finals.
LODI – As difficult as it was to find parking at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships Saturday at Tokay High, an invitation to compete in the meet proved even more challenging with only a select few earning the right to compete in the area's closing meet.
Kourtni McCall found herself down 1-0 just three batters into the game, but the senior hurler found some resiliency she didn't know she had, lifting her East Union Lancers to a 7-1 Valley Oak League win and eliminating the Ceres Bulldogs from the 2010 postseason.