Cody Shannon threw a four-hitter as the Downey High baseball team beat Ceres 6-1 Wednesday, keeping the Bulldogs out of the finals of the 39th annual Dick Windemuth Tournament.
It will be Pitman vs. Redwood Christian of San Lorenzo today at 3 p.m. at Downey High in the championship game.
Pitman was 3-0 in its pool and Ceres 2-0 entering Wednesday's play. Ceres needed to beat Downey and score five or more runs to make the finals instead of Pitman.
But Ceres (4-9) couldn't get to Shannon at the Downey diamond as the Knights (1-11-2) notched their first win of the year.
He got out of a two-on, no-out situation in the second and was in control the rest of the game.
"Cody Shannon did a great job of throwing strikes today when he had to," Downey coach Craig Moore said. "He got himself out of a couple jams, and we played good defense behind him."
Redwood Christian was 2-0-1 in its pool.
Today's games: At Downey High -- Enochs vs. Hughson, 9:30 a.m.; Downey vs. Central Valley, 12:15; Pitman vs. Redwood Christian (championship game), 3 p.m. At Davis High -- Modesto vs. Sierra, 9:30 a.m.; Modesto Christian vs. Sonora, 12:15; Davis vs. Ceres, 3 p.m.
DAVIS 5, CENTRAL VALLEY 2 -- Ryan Stice's two-run double was the big hit in a four-run second inning that gave the Spartans (11-2) a 5-0 lead.
HUGHSON 7, MODESTO 6 -- The Huskies (8-5) edged the Panthers by pushing across a run in the bottom of the seventh. Mike Davis, who reached on an intentional walk, advanced to third on two fielder's choices and scored the winning run on a wild pitch. Davis also had a double and three RBIs.
ENOCHS 4, MODESTO CHR. 1 -- Chad Boyarsky fired a six-hitter to lead the Eagles (6-8) over MC (2-8).
Atwater-Winton Lions Tournament
WEST-TRACY 7, MERCED 1 -- The Wolfpack took advantage of four errors and right-hander Matt Fontaine tossed a three-hitter to beat the Bears (5-9). Riley Goulding led the victors' attack with two doubles and two RBIs.
Ty Pedretti scored Merced's only run in the fourth, when he led off with a triple into the gap in left-center field and scored on a single by Tyler Johnson, who reached base in all three plate appearances.
West plays Tracy High for the championship tonight at 7:30.
TRACY 14, ATWATER 2 -- Austin Aragon delivered an early solo home run, but eight errors killed the Falcons (5-11).
ESCALON 4, RIPON CHR. 2 -- In the championship game, the Cougars (10-4) erased a 2-1 RC lead with three runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Spencer Franceschetti led off with a triple and scored on an RBI groundout to tie it. Leighton Pangilinan singled, Jacob Caton tripled him home and Nick Largent's RBI single capped the inning.
Escalon starter Charlie McDonald struck out 11 in five innings.
MARIPOSA 7, SUMMERVILLE 3 -- In the third-place game, the Grizzlies (9-4) beat the Bears as John Ashton's two-run double to right-center highlighted a four-run fifth inning that broke a 3-3 tie.
ORESTIMBA 3, DELHI 0 --In the fifth-place game, Warrior pitcher Daniel Kaster threw a two-hitter. Orestimba (3-7) second baseman Craig Beevers capped a three-run fifth with a two-run single.
Tokay-Lodi Easter Tournament
OAKDALE 6, JOHANSEN 5, at Stockton -- With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Justin Boyd of the Mustangs tripled to center field and Bryce Gerhardt single to end it. The Vikings scored twice in the top of the seventh on a Matt Keydeniers double, an RBI single by Julian Castaneda and an RBI single by Ryan Reddy.
Boyd went the distance, allowing two earned runs with seven strikeouts and three walks.
ARMIJO 16, TURLOCK 10 -- James Mossholder led Armijo over the Bulldogs, going 3-for-4 with a triple and five RBIs. Turlock (7-7) plays Tokay today at 4.
LODI 8, EAST UNION 5 -- Wade Morten homered for the victorious Lancers and teammate Garrett Fischer was 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Eric Hoover homered for Lodi. East Union plays Johansen today at 1 p.m.
Monterey Peninsula Tournament
BEYER 7, SEASIDE 2 -- Patriots lefty Kyle Barrett used a fastbell-slider combo in pitching a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts. Teammate Josh Young was 2 for 2 with two steals and four runs scored.
BEYER 8, FREMONT-SUNNYVALE 5 -- The Patriots erased a 5-3 deficit with five runs in the top of the seventh. Blake Barber opened with triple, Vince Roberts doubled, Dillon Usiak walked and Mason Ankeney singled home Roberts to tie it. A Kyle Crawford sacrifice bunt was thrown away and, after an out, one run scored on a Josh Shackelford groundout and the final run on Joey Roy's RBI single.
The Fremont shortstop was Tyler Tulowitzki, brother of former Modesto Nuts star and current Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.
Beyer (8-5) plays Robert Louis Stevenson today at 4 p.m.
HILMAR 10, DOS PALOS 9, at Hilmar -- A.J. Miranda hit a bases-clearing double in a six-run fourth for the Yellowjackets. After Dos Palos (6-6) went up 9-8 with three in the sixth, Hilmar (8-4) scored twice in the bottom of the inning.