The Gregori High baseball team was three outs away from advancing to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinals but the Jaguars (12-18-1) allowed two runs and fell to McClatchy, 5-4 on Friday.
The Jaguars were trailing 3-0 after five but scored four in the sixth to take the lead as junior Tyler Turner brought in the go-ahead run on an RBI single.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Lions tied the game on a bases-loaded walk before winning the game on a sacrifice fly.
Ripon Christian 7, Waterford 2: The Knights (19-6) moved one step closer to a Division VI title with a win. The Wildcats will face the loser of Golden Sierra/Mariposa County on Monday at 4 p.m.
Oakdale 2, Capital Christian 0: The Mustangs (20-8) scored two in the top of the ninth to beat the Cougars. Oakdale advances to face No. 1 seed Buhach Colony at University of the Pacific at 4:00 p.m. on Monday.
Escalon 11, Waterford 1: The Cougars advanced to face Linden in the Div. V playoffs while the Wildcats fell and faced Hilmar at 7:15 p.m. in an elimination game.
Ripon Christian 17, Millennium 2: Ripon Christian advanced in the winner’s bracket of the Div. VI playoffs and faced Woodland Christian late Friday night.
Turlock pole vaulter advances to CIF State Meet: For the second straight year, Turlock senior pole vaulter Silas Fredeen will compete at the CIF State Meet after finishing second at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet on Friday at Davis Sr. High.
Fredeen cleared 15 feet, 6 inches, the same as Lodi senior Samuel Wright, but Wright won the event because he had fewer missed attempts.
Oakdale junior Ben Chappell won the boys discus event after throwing 155-11.
Here are some of the local participants to advance from the prelims to Saturday’s finals:
Turlock’s girls 4x100 relay (48.60, school record)
Pitman’s boys 4x100 relay (42.55)
Boys 400: Escalon senior Zach Pickett (50.02)
Girls 800: Gregori senior Briseida Garcia-Meza (2:17:52) and Ripon sophomore Laila Irigoyen (2:19:62)
Boys 800: Pitman junior Jayson Martin (1:57:40)