The St. Mary's Rams, looking to become just the third Sac-Joaquin Section baseball squad to win three championships in a row, opened the 2012 finals with a 4-2 over Franklin.
Read Joe Davidson's blog about the Friday night game. I will be covering Saturday's game or games in the best-of-three title series. Franklin will send hard-throwing right hander Josh Pigg to the mound.
Watch my Tweets for frequent updates from the University of Pacfic, site of the SJS baseball championships.
If you can't be there, the games will be broadcast live online by PlayOn! Sports via the Section's web portal, www.cifsacjoaquin.tv.