By Bill Paterson
All baseball and softball games scheduled for today have been postponed due to inclement weather, reports Will DeBoard, the Sac-Joaquin Section's director of communications.
Here's the scheduling changes:
: The Division I North Elk Grove vs. Franklin loser's bracket game is now 7 p.m. Friday at American River College. The Winner plays Pleasant Grove Saturday at noon. The D-I North finals - Jesuit has already qualified - will be on Tuesday at 4 p.m., with an if-necessary game at 7 p.m.
: The Oak Ridge vs. Rocklin D-II semifinal will be played 2 p.m. Saturday at Sacramento City College.
: The D-III semifinals pitting Yuba City against Rio Americano and Bella Vista against Benicia will be played 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (if necessary) on Friday at McAuliffe Memorial Park near Sacramento State.
: The D-VI Marysville-Mariposa games will be Friday at Zupo Field in Lodi at 4 and then 7. Friday's Golden Sierra-Vacaville Christian games remain at Galt Community Park.
: The D-I (Elk Grove vs. Johansen) and D-III (Casa Roble vs. Rodriguez) championship games will be at 5 p.m. Friday at the Sacramento Softball Complex, with if necessary games at 7.
: Because of a graduation conflict, the D-II game between Cordova and Oak Ridge will be played at noon Friday at the complex. An if necessary game would be at 2 p.m.
DeBoard also notes that the section's Masters track and field trials, while still scheduled to go on tonight at Hughes Stadium, could see some field events postponed.
Finals are scheduled in boys high jump, shot put and triple jump and girls pole vault, triple jump and discus.
"At the moment, the field events are a 'game-time' decision," DeBoard wrote in an e-mail. "The pits may be too wet to go. Running is scheduled to go on, although if there's lightning or if King Kong climbs the side of Hughes Stadium, we may have to reevaluate."