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Vols look to defend Area 3 title

The Merced Volunteers want to get back to Yountville.

The Volunteers will host Stockton Ed Stewart on Saturday in a best-of-three series to determine the Area 3 championship.

The winner advances to the American Legion state tournament next weekend in Yountville.

The series will begin with a doubleheader on Saturday. The first game is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. at Merced College.

If necessary, a third game will be played on Sunday at 10 a.m.

The Vols (19-13) are looking for their fifth straight trip to Yountville.

Merced has won two of the last three state titles.

Merced will send Buhach Colony right-hander Dylan Floro to the mound in the first game.

Left-hander Brett Mooneyham will start the second game.