The Calaveras High School softball team will have to wait a little bit longer for a chance to play for a section title. As a result of rain, Calaveras’ playoff game against Casa Roble has been postponed until Monday.
Calaveras, the No. 2 seed in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV softball playoffs, was set to take on No. 3 Casa Roble Friday evening, but that got changed Thursday afternoon. The No. 2 and No. 3 teams will now square off at 3 p.m., Monday at Arnaiz Softball Complex in Stockton. The game will be played on Field No. 3.
On Wednesday, Calaveras defeated No. 7 West Campus 9-4, while Casa Roble knocked off No. 6 Center 11-0. Now, both teams enter the double elimination portion of the playoffs.
Casa Roble is 15-9-1 and took first in the Golden Empire League with a perfect 10-0 record. Its losses came to Granite Bay (4-0); Carson (2-0); Vanden (8-7); Del Campo (2-1); Folsom (9-0); Oak Ridge (5-4); Rocklin (2-1); Whitney (5-4); and Vista del Lago (10-0).
Monday’s game will not only be the first time Calaveras and Casa Roble have met since pre-2004, but it is the first time that Casa Roble has faced any team from the Mother Lode League in that stretch of time.
Both Calaveras and Casa Roble will also play on Wednesday, May 22 at 5 p.m. The winner will face the winner of No. 1 Ripon vs. No. 4 Marysville/No. 5 Liberty Ranch, while the loser will take on the loser of that game. The section championship game will now be played at 5 p.m., Friday, May 24. Should there be one more game needed to crown a champion, it will start at 7:15 p.m.