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Rain and wet/muddy fields continue to delay prep baseball and softball playoff schedules

Vacaville rolled to a state title in 2018 and the Bulldogs are looking formidable again this year.
Vacaville rolled to a state title in 2018 and the Bulldogs are looking formidable again this year. Sacramento Bee file

Inclement weather has prompted scores of cancellations and rescheduling for the Sac-Joaquin Section baseball and playoffs.

Monday’s action at Sacramento City College for the Division I baseball tournament did not happen. Instead, top-seeded Vacaville and No. 2-seeded Jesuit hosted 4 p.m. games, and won them.

Defending champion Vacaville beat McClatchy 13-1 in five innings to move to 29-2 on the season, and Jesuit beat Folsom 1-0 as Will Asby had a walk-off single to score Daniel Susac.

Vacaville and Jesuit will play Wednesday at Sac City at 4 p.m. and not 7 p.m. due to on-campus scheduling conflict for Jesuit. The 7 p.m. loser’s braket game at Sac City is Folsom vs. McClatchy.

The D-II tournament for Tuesday at American River College has been pushed back to Thursday at the same venue.

Defending champion Del Campo plays top-seeded Oakmont at 7 p.m. in the winner’s bracket, which follows the 4 p.m. Bella Vista vs. Woodcreek contest.

The D-III tournament games scheduled for Tuesday at Pacific are now Wednesday at the same venue with upstart No. 10-seeded Ponderosa having beaten in its bracket No. 7 Christian Brothers, No. 2 Sierra and No. 3 Atwater. Ponderosa pays top-seeded Buhach Colony of Atwater at 7 p.m.

Softball

All of Monday’s scheduled action at Arnaiz Complex in Stockton has been pushed to Tuesday - today.

Whitney has played the role of top seed in D-I and seeks its first championship, opening against defending champion Tracy. The top-seeded Wildcats have won 10 consecutive games.

They are led by sisters Makenzie and Mazie Macfarlane and unsung players such as team home run leader Montanah Hermosillo.

No. 6-seeded Folsom is also rolling, having eliminated eight-time section champion Sheldon. Freshman ace Emma Falen struck out 19 in a no-hitter to bounce McClatchy.

Second-seeded Elk Grove is led by ace Ava Hand, who has struck out 11 in two one-run playoff wins.

In D-II, No. 13 seed Ponderosa has eliminated higher seeds Roseville and Vista del Lago.

Yuba City is led by Nevada-bound ace Blake Croft, who has allowed three hits and struck out 22 in two playoff shutouts victories.

Second-seeded Del Oro has been led in the playoffs by Katelyn Oldwin, who has struck out 11 in two games. In D-III, second-seeded Del Campo has won 17 of 18 games behind leaders Maddy Braz, Sammie Luckie and Skylar Mitchell.

For complete brackets: cifsjs.org

Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs

Baseball

Division l

Wedneday at Sacramento City College

No. 1 Vacaville vs No. 2 Jesuit, 4 p.m.

No. 3 Folsom vs No. 12 McClatchy, 7 p.m.

Division ll

Thursday at American River College

No. 2 Woodcreek vs. No. 5 Bella Vista, 4 p.m.

No. 1 Oakmont vs No. 6 Del Campo, 7 p.m.

Division lll

Wednesday at University of the Pacific

No. 5 Oakdale vs. No. 3 Atwater, 4 p.m.

No. 1 Buhach Colony vs. No. 10 Ponderosa, 7 p.m.

Division IV

Wednesday at Zupo Field

No. 1 Los Banos vs No. 4 Central Catholic, 4 p.m.

No. 6 Livingston vs No. 2 Casa Roble, 7 p.m.

Division V

Tuesday at Zupo Field

No. 5 Bear River vs No. 3 Hughson, 4 p.m.

No. 1 Argonaut vs No. 2 Colfax, 7 p.m.

Division Vl

Monday championship TBA

No. 2 Mariposa vs. Waterford/Ripon Christian winner

Division Vll

Tuesday at Sacramento City College

No.1 Alpha Charter vs No. 3 Valley Christian, 7 p.m.

Softball

All games at Arnaiz Complex, Stockton, Tuesday (today)

Division l

No. 1 Whitney vs No. 4 Tracy, 3 p.m.

No. 2 Elk Grove vs No. 6 Folsom, 3 p.m.

Division ll

No. 9 Vacaville vs No. 13 Ponderosa, 5 p.m.

No. 3 Yuba City vs No. 2 Del Oro, 5 p.m.

Division lll

No. 1 Oakdale vs No. 4 Vanden, 5 p.m.

No. 3 Golden Valley vs No. 2 Del Campo, 5 p.m.

Division IV

No. 1 Ripon vs No. 5 Liberty Ranch, 3 p.m.

No. 3 Casa Roble vs No. 2 Calaveras, 3 p.m.

Division V - Monday

No. 2 Linden vs No. 4 Waterford, 7:15 p.m.

Division Vl

No. 5 Argonaut vs No. 2 Ripon Christian, 7:15 p.m.

Division Vll

No. 4 Vacaville Christian vs No. 2 Foresthill, 7:15 p.m.

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