FAIRFIELD — Graduating baseball players get one last chance to suit up in the uniforms of their respective schools in the annual Solano County Athletic Conference-Monticello Empire League All-Star Game, Monday.
The school year officially ends with this week’s California Interscholastic Federation State Track and Field Championships, but there’s plenty of baseball to watch throughout the week – and the rest of the summer.
Here’s a look at what’s going on:
The best seniors from the SCAC and MEL square off at Benicia’s Fitzgerald Field at 6 p.m. Playing for the MEL are Armijo’s Garlind Webster, Chris Bruner, David Hostler and Kyle Elledge, and Rodriguez’s Anthony Kaleczyc, Richard Lindsey, Dante Golden, Raymond Villegas and Albert Jakubiszen.
There are also Vacaville’s Drew Chitwood, Pacho Ivie, Corey McGuire, Clayton Caserza and Tanner Donaldson, and Wood’s Merrick Hudson, Tyler Bailey and Cody Marshall.
City players for the SCAC are Vanden’s Justin Pimentel and Deven Cook-Oliver, and Fairfield’s John Henry Jones.
The Fairfield Expos American Legion baseball team hosts Woodland at Laurel Creek Park, while across town the Fairfield Indians collegiate baseball team takes on Top Speed Baseball at Allan Witt Park.
The CIF State Track and Field Championships open at Buchanan High of Clovis with trials on the first day. Girls competing from the area are the Armijo 4×400-meter relay team, Rodriguez’s Megan Dulaney (shot put) and Vacaville’s Pattriana Perry (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Daria Cook (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles ), Jurnee Woodward (100 hurdles), Hannah Davis (300 hurdles) and Nia Vanden (triple jump).
Going for the boys are Vanden’s Tyler Koss and Vacaville’s David Mewborn (100, 200), 4×100 relay team and 4×400 relay team.
Alternates are Armijo’s Gabriella Nathan-Funk (girls 800), and Vanden’s Malia Bryan (girls 400) and Dion Williams (boys triple jump).
The Solano Mudcats collegiate baseball team plays the Atwater Aviators at Fireman’s Park in Atwater.
The CIF State Track and Field Championships conclude with the finals. With a few exceptions, the top nine qualifiers from Friday’s trials advance to the finals.
The Expos take on longtime rival Fair Oaks at Laurel Creek Park.
The Indians hit the road to play Next Level Baseball in a doubleheader at Yuba College of Marysville.
The Mudcats again play the Atwater Aviators at Fireman’s Park.
In their last action before making their first of two trips to Oregon, the Expos host the San Jose Giants – sorry, not the San Francisco Giants’ Single-A farm team in the California League – in a doubleheader at Laurel Creek Park.
Returning home, the Indians host the Valley Bears of Fresno in a doubleheader at Allan Witt Park.
Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646, ext. 264, or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pfarmerdr.