Prep baseball

Playoff picture becoming more clear

Union Democrat staff

Bret Harte and Calaveras still may have something to say about the Mother Lode League baseball title this season.

There is still a long way to go, about three weeks and seven games, and a lot of catching up to do, but the schools are tied for second place and both would make the playoffs if the season ended Wednesday night.

Sonora still has has a shot and Summerville, well, the Bears just need to go on a win streak.

The Bullfrogs moved into a tie Wednesday by defeating the Argonaut Mustangs for the third time this season.

The Bullfrogs swept the season series from the Mustangs and ended a 2 ½-season, seven-game losing streak to Argonaut. The Bullfrogs didn’t even score a run in three games a year ago against the Mustangs and scored just four in three games the season before.

Bret Harte (7-4 MLL) next has a showdown with the MLL-leading Linden Lions (9-1-1 MLL) at 4 p.m. Friday in Angels Camp. The Bullfrogs will look for their first victory in three tries against the Lions.

With a win, the Bullfrogs can move within a game and a half of the lead. And the Lions still must finish a 14-14 game against Sonora that was delayed due to darkness. That tie on their record could become a loss, or a win. Bret Harte still has three games to play against Sonora due to rain-caused postponements.

Calaveras (7-4 MLL) will go for a season sweep of Sonora (3-5-1 MLL) at 4 p.m. Friday in San Andreas. Sonora plays at Amador (1-10 MLL) at 4 p.m. today in a makeup of Tuesday’s rain out.

Sonora could use wins in both games to start a playoff push, but Calaveras so far this season has had the Wildcats’ number.

The Wildcats have played just nine league contests and could rack up the wins, or losses, quickly with a bevy of rained out games to be made up.

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