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Varsity Baseball Aims For Section Crown
Head coach Greg Largent and the Cougar varsity baseball team will battle Capital Christian on May 29 for the Section title at Tony Zupo Field in Lodi. - photo by Marg Jackson/The Times

Taking a three game set from Dixon, two games to one, Escalon’s varsity baseball boys will play for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 5 title on Memorial Day.

The game will see top seed Escalon take on number two seed Capital Christian in a battle of the Cougars at Tony Zupo Field in Lodi. Game time is 3 p.m.

For Escalon, they will be facing a familiar foe.

“Our old nemesis, Capital Christian,” said Escalon head coach Greg Largent, noting that it was the Capital Christian Cougars who ended Escalon’s three-year reign as Section champions. Escalon won consecutive crowns in 2010, 2011 and 2012 before being de-throned by Capital Christian in 2013. Capital also won it in 2014, 2015 and 2016, so this time, the Escalon Cougars look to take down the four-time defending champ.


Escalon cruised to an easy opening game win over Dixon in the semifinal series on Saturday, May 20 but then battled the Rams in a pair of 1-0 games, losing the first and winning the second, on Wednesday, May 24 to advance to the final.