Napa scored a run in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Franklin 5-4 today in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I outbracket baseball game in Elk Grove.
Jordan Johnson, who suffered the loss in relief, had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs for Franklin. Josh Pigg also drove in two runs.
The win moves Napa (14-12), the third place team from the Monticello Empire League, into Thursday's 4 p.m. quarterfinals against Jesuit.
Franklin, the third place finisher behind Elk Grove and Davis in the Delta Valley Conference, finishes 18-9-1.
- Bill Paterson