STOCKTON Missed opportunities spoiled Buhach Colony's comeback bid as the Pitman Pride held on for a 5-4 win on Saturday in the third round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 South baseball playoffs at the University of the Pacific's Klein Family Field.
Bart McAfee knows nothing comes easy in Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 softball playoffs. The Bears' 10-day layoff, the overnight stay in Sacramento for the 10 a.m. start and the fact that Merced's prom falls on the same night for the second straight year all form a kind of perfect storm of distraction.
ELK GROVE Afolabi Olabode uncorked a throw of 59 feet, 8 inches to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 championship at Elk Grove High on Friday night. Golden Valley teammate Ryan Pust also won, the last one of the day, by clearing 15-1 in boys pole vault.Buhach Colony's 4x100 boys relay team of Matthew Moreno, Chandler Jefferson, DeAngelo Andrews and Jayce Webster finished first, tying the top time in the section this year with a time of 42.15 seconds.
ATWATER There's no doubt where Greg Wakefield's focus will be when his Buhach Colony High baseball team takes the field tonight for its Sac-Joaquin Section third-round playoff game with league rival Pitman.
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STOCKTON Zach Bianchi pumped his fist as he reached first base. The Buhach Colony senior watched as his sinking line drive fell in center field for a base hit to plate Jonathan Ruiz with the eventual game-winning run.
MERCED There's no place like home for Winton racer Paul Stone.The wandering modified stock car driver will be back where his career started 15 years ago when Merced Speedway presents the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) Central Valley Clash on Saturday night.
CHOWCHILLA Kevin Jones knows what he's getting from his pitchers.The Dos Palos High baseball staff has been as consistent as the sunrise, giving the Broncos a solid chance to win just about every time they've toed the rubber.
ATWATER Michelle Osmer's message to her team was a simple. Modesto High pitcher Jasmine Hill would provide the power. All the Buhach Colony softball team had to do was make contact. The message resulted in a 10-1 BC victory.
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The Merced County USBC Association is holding its annual meeting at Bellevue Bowl this Saturday at 11 a.m. Several board members are up for reelection this year. There will be some new faces on the ballot for directors.
Tuesday's local softball scores (5-14-13)
TV/Local schedule (5-15-13)