For the first time in five years, Yuba City will not be playing baseball on Memorial Day.
The four-time Sac-Joaquin Section Division III champions were ousted from this year's tournament 10-3 by Rodriguez of Fairfield on Tuesday at McAuliffe Park near Sacramento State.
Rodriguez swept the best of three series in two games after rallying to beat the Honkers 4-3 in eight innings in Saturday's opener.
Rodriguez (26-4-1) will play Solano County Athletic Conference rival Benicia in Monday's 3 p.m. championship game at Sacramento City College.
Still is was a nice run for Yuba City (23-6) and first-year coach Vicente Luevano, who replaced popular Jim Stassi after he announced his retirement at the end of last season.
With only three returning starters and a new coaching staff, the Honkers won a fifth consecutive Tri-County Conference title and beat Whitney 9-0 to open the playoffs.
- Bill Paterson