Franklin 9, Elk Grove 7 (6 inns.) - The Wildcats, down 6-1, scored eight runs off Herd starter Rowdy Tellez to win a rain-shortened game. Ryan Sarginson had three RBI's. Tyler Blake had a key RBI single and Connor Adams a big double in a five-run fourth inning. Adams picked up the win in relief. Josh Pigg looked good pitching the final two innings for Franklin. Plus, the Wildcats survived two really bad calls by umpires, one was one of the worse missed-calls I've ever seen.
What was interesting about this game was that the umpires allowed the game to go into the seventh inning, despite a steady rain. Elk Grove scored three runs to take the lead, 10-9, had runners on second and third with two outs, then the umpires called the game.
The coaches, umpires and fans all got emotionally into a discussion about what was going to happen. EG fans wanted the game to continue or resume the next day at the same place of the game. Franklin fans said it was a rain-shortened game and the score should revert to the end of the previous inning.
EGUSD athletic director Jim Smrekar phoned me the next day to say NHSA rule 3.6 reads that in the case of an official game (4 1/2 innings played) if the game is stopped in the middle of an inning by umpires due to the weather the final score shall be taken from the end of the previous full inning.
The loss by EG put them a game behind Davis in the DVC. Franklin is a game behind the Herd in third place.
Davis 10, Laguna Creek 5 - Trask gets the win for the Blue Devils. Malik Pruitt got an RBI double for the Cardinals.
Monterey Trail 1, Grant 0 - Congrats to the Mustangs on their first DVC win of the year.
Pleasant Grove 6, Ponderosa 4 - This is big because the win puts the Eagles in a tie with the Bruins for first place in the DRL. Kaylen Minnatee had a home run for PG.
PLEASANT GROVE 214, SHELDON 253
9 holes at Rancho Murieta, par 36
Low scorers: Kelly, PG, 41; Grenz, PG, 41; Thompson, S, 46.