Win No. 900 will have to wait for Fresno City College baseball coach Ron Scott.
Sequoias scored four in the bottom of the third for a 9-4 victory Thursday, snapping the NorCal No. 2-ranked Rams’ nine-game winning streak.
Fresno City (12-3, 7-1 Central Valley Conference) will try to get Scott that milestone victory on Saturday, when the Rams host the Giants (7-8, 2-3) at 1 p.m. at John Euless Ballpark.
Fresno City sweeps Merced in softball
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Mari Mejia had a first-inning grand slam and six RBIs in game 1, then drove in two more in game 2 as Fresno City continued its bounceback in softball, sweeping Merced 11-3 and 13-0 in a CVC doubleheader.
Both games went five innings. Sarah Santana finished with a one-hitter while facing the minimum in game 2 for the Rams (7-13, 3-0 in conference play), winners of 5 of 6 overall after losing their first nine of 2015.
• Reedley swept Sequoias 10-2 and 6-4, handing the Giants (6-17, 0-3) their ninth consecutive loss. In game 2, Elizabeth Flores drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single to center in the sixth for the Tigers (10-11, 2-1).
Ex-Lindsay star helps lift UC Merced to title
UC Merced’s women’s basketball team, led by Freshman of the Year and Lindsay High alum Christina Castro, is the California Pacific Conference champion — a first for the 3-year-old program.
Castro scored 20 points as the Bobcats (14-11) beat La Sierra 53-43 on Tuesday in the conference tournament final. UC Merced advances for the first time to the 32-team NAIA Division II Championships, where it will face national No. 1 and hometown school Morningside at 5:30 p.m. March 11 in Sioux City, Iowa.
Sunbirds win on island
Preston Scott hit a two-run single in the third as Fresno Pacific beat host Hawaii-Hilo 5-1 in game 1 of a Thursday doubleheader.
The Sunbirds (12-7, 3-5 PacWest), in a game finishing late Thursday night PST, completed the sweep with Wilson Ashford (3-1) extending his school career-record wins total to 23 in a 6-0 victory. The Vulcans fell to 5-8 and 3-5).
The teams also split a Wednesday twinbill, with Hawaii-Hilo holding on 4-3 after the Sunbirds won 3-1 in 11 innings.