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Valley Christian closes in on berth in Division VII baseball final

By: Roseville Press Tribune Staff Reports
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Valley Christian Academy defeated Lodi-Elliot Christian 4-3 in the opener of their best-of-three series Saturday and moved within one win of advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship game.

The Lions (21-6), shooting for their fourth section banner in five years, scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning at McAuliffe Memorial Ballparks in Sacramento and survived a three-run fifth to record their 17th consecutive victory.

All four runs came with two outs, including a bases-loaded, two-run single up the middle by Levi Hagerty.

Jeremiah Moore pitched a five-hitter walked two and struck out eight. He also drove in a run. Hagerty went 2 for 3, and Teagan Mowry doubled.

Game two is scheduled for Tuesday. The championship is scheduled for Monday at a time and place to be announced.

Division II

Sophomore Devin Lehman broke a tie with a single, and Granite Bay held on to beat McClatchy 4-3 in game one of their best-of-three semifinal series Saturday at American River College. Game two is scheduled for Tuesday.

The Grizzlies beat Del Campo 11-3 Friday in their playoff opener.

Woodcreek heads into the second game of its series against Rocklin trailing 1-0 after hitting eight batters and losing the opener 9-0. The teams meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at American River.

The championship game is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at Sacramento City College.

Boys lacrosse

Woodcreek lacrosse players Brandon Carter, Clay Crowley, David Edgar and Brandon Knapp played for a Central Valley team in a Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association All-Star game Saturday on Treasure Island in San Francisco.

The locals played for the Blue team, which lost to the Gold team from the Bay Area 12-8.

Carter was double teamed after winning the opening faceoff. He drove toward the goal and passed to Knapp, who scored a goal.