The Week Ahead: Expos set to make second Oregon trip

By From page B1 | July 14, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Expos American Legion baseball team makes its second trip to Oregon, this time playing five games over three days in a showcase tournament at the University of Oregon.

It’s all part of a busy week of baseball.


The Expos conclude a key three-game series with Sonoma County at Laurel Creek Park as part of their bid to earn a spot in the upcoming Area 1, which they are hosting later this month.

Northern Solano Babe Ruth’s 13- year-old All-Star team may be in action at Wilson Park in Vallejo, depending on how they did Sunday as no scores were reported.The 13s tournament ends on Thursday.

Fairfield Pacific Little League’s 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars are competing in the Section 1 tournament at Twin Cities Little League of Larkspur. After Sunday’s 10-0 loss to Mill Valley, Pacific will face Petaluma Valley in the loser’s bracket at 5:30 p.m. Monday. The tournament concludes Tuesday or Wednesday (if necessary).


The Expos play their last game before heading to Oregon by hosting Yuba City at Laurel Creek Park.


In collegiate baseball, the Solano Mudcats host the South Bay Storm at Will C. Wood High, while the Fairfield Indians entertain the Sonoma County Chili Gods at Allan Witt Park.


Still at Will C. Wood, the Mudcats will try to beat the Sacramento Heat.


The Expos, open the OSU tournament in Corvallis, Ore., against Seattle.

Closer to home, the Mudcats hit the road to play the San Leandro Ports.


Talk about your day-night doubleheaders. The Expos play Portland at 8:30 a.m., before meeting  Corvallis at 6:30 p.m..

Northern Solano Babe Ruth’s 15-year-old All-Stars open state tournament play in Belmont against Mountain View.

The Indians and Mudcats both have home doubleheaders, the former taking on the San Leandro Ports at Allan Witt Park, the latter playing the Sacramento Spikes at Will C. Wood.


The Expos close the OSU tournament against opponents from opposite ends of the West Coast, playing San Diego at 11 a.m. and Vancouver (Wash.) at 6:30 p.m.

The Indians again take on the Ports, this time in San Leandro.

Meanwhile, the Mudcats close their week by playing Pro Player Baseball in a doubleheader at Will C. Wood.

Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646, ext. 264, or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pfarmerdr.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is a 1985 graduate of Brigham Young University. The Suisun City resident has been with the Daily Republic Sports Department since 1989 and has served as sports editor since 2007. He and his wife Jackie have four children.

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