The Turlock Christian High varsity softball team is moving on to the semifinal game of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII after pulling off the 17-5 upset mercy rule win over the #2 seed in Vacaville Christian on Tuesday afternoon at the Arnaiz Softball Complex in Stockton.
Cody Cornell (7-0), pitched six innings, allowed only three runs on four hits and Marcus Lopez retired the final three outs as the Turlock High Bulldogs defeated Bear Creek, 11-5, at home on Monday in the first round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Tournament.
Heading towards the end of the Turlock National Little League 2015 season, each team without a postseason spot is battling it out for an opportunity to play an extra game or perhaps finish atop the standings when the year ends.
Adam Groesbeck flourished in baseball as a Turlock High Bulldog after he led the team in batting average (.392) during his senior season in 2013 and since then the sky has been the limit at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
The 2015 regular season concluded on Wednesday for local high school softball teams and Pitman (20-6) ended their year with the best regular season record and as the first softball team in school history to reach 20 wins after defeating cross town rivals, Turlock High, 13-0.
Local golfers represented their schools well at CIF Sac-Joaquin Divisional Tournaments on Monday, with Turlock Christian placing third in the Division VI tournament and Turlock High taking fourth in Division I competition. Hilmar's Landon Azevedo, Turlock's Logan Adams and Turlock Christian High's Logun Lundquist will all advance to the Master's level after notching qualifying scores in their respective tournaments.
Monday marked the start of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for local high school tennis teams that included Delhi, Denair, Pitman and Turlock High. All but Turlock fell in the opening round after the Bulldogs edged out the visiting Folsom Bulldogs, 6-3, on Tuesday in a comeback victory.
Denair High tennis head coach Bill Weber has his sights set on a long and prosperous future the Coyote program and he is off to a good start. After Friday's Southern Athletic League tournament, Denair can boast two league winners in the mixed doubles and the boys singles brackets.
Pitman and Turlock High competed in the Central California Conference Center Meet in Atwater High for the third time this season, and for the third time in a row, the Pitman varsity girls won, while the boys boasted their second win in three meets on Wednesday afternoon.
The Pitman High Pride were coming off a clutch one-run victory over Gregori last week and looked to continue their playoff streak as they had their eyes set on the quarterfinal match on Monday against a familiar foe from the Modesto Metro Conference-Beyer High.
The Turlock Christian High softball team was coming off not only their best postseason performance, but arguably the best season in nearly a decade after winning a playoff game by a margin of 12 runs. But on Thursday, the Eagles' hot bats ended.