The dream season filled with wins, laughs and championships came to an end at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, as St. Francis fell short of its first-ever state title via a heartbreaking 47-46 loss to Rolling Hills Prep, of San Pedro, in the D-V Champio
Collins also hit a solo homer and finished 3-for-3 on the day. Garret Laine was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Fresh off a dream-like cross country season, Aptos junior distance runner Marea Zlatunich is running with confidence and setting lofty goals.
The St. Francis Sharks (29-2) will play for the California Interscholastic Federation Division V Championship on Friday at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento at noon against the Southern California regional champ, Rolling Hills Prep (28-2), of San Pedro.
Nathaniel Arreola hit a home run and had three RBIs in the Braves 19-7 win over the Rays on Saturday.
Against Aptos, Juliana Wilson, Zaira Pena and Mariah Rocha all hit homers and combined for 11 RBIs to lead the Wildcatz to a 15-0 win.
Top-seeded St. Francis became only the third team from the county to win a CIF NorCal title on Saturday, beating the No. 2-seeded Elliot Christian Eagles, of Lodi, 69-64, for the Division V championship.
Hudson Cortez and Pablo Moran each hit a pair of doubles in the Rays 15-12 Pajaro Valley Little League Majors win over the Astros on Saturday.
Danner Pardue raced to wins in the 100-meters (11.31 seconds) and 200 (23.16); Ethan Rasmussen was first in the discus (114 feet, 5 inches) and shot put (40-7); and Tal Williford won the high jump (5-0) and 110 hurdles (17.92).
Watsonville’s junior duo of Gabby Felix and Annalee Robledo took the reigns of the Wildcatz girl’s soccer program.