Clovis High sports fans will have to choose where to place their loyalties Saturday night – in Fresno for the Division I softball championship or in Visalia for the baseball final.
Central Section officials had left open the possibility of making a switch in the softball schedule if any school advanced teams to the finals in the same division in both sports. That scenario then played out Wednesday, as the Cougars baseball team won at Stockdale a night after the softball team did the same.
But when it came time to shuffle the schedule, the Cougars and their softball opponent, the Central Grizzlies, could not agree.
Clovis suggested Friday, but that conflicted with Central’s Grad Night trip to Disneyland. Another option was to move the softball game to Saturday morning, but the Cougars reportedly balked at that.
And so it remains: Clovis versus Central for the softball title at 7 p.m. Saturday at Fresno State’s Margie Wright Diamond. Clovis versus Buchanan at 8 p.m. at Rawhide Ballpark.
Here is the full schedule:
▪ Friday 4:30 p.m. Division 5 Rosamond vs. Coalinga
▪ Friday 7 p.m. D-II Sanger vs. Monache
▪ Saturday 11:30 a.m. D-IV Selma vs. Mission Oak
▪ Saturday 2 p.m. D-3 Kerman vs. Independence
▪ Saturday 4:30 p.m. D-VI Mendota vs. Central Valley Christian
▪ Saturday 7 p.m. D-I Clovis vs Central
▪ Friday 4:30 p.m. D-V Sierra Pacific vs. Central Valley Christian
▪ Friday 8 p.m. D-II Mt. Whitney vs. Redwood
▪ Saturday 9:30 a.m. D-IV Wasco vs Firebaugh
▪ Saturday 1 p.m. D-III Highland vs Porterville
▪ Saturday 4:30 p.m. D-VI Fresno Christian vs Sierra
▪ Saturday 8 p.m. D-I Clovis vs Buchanan