The Thomas Jefferson Middle School seventh and eighth grade baseball teams recorded dominant playoff victories Wednesday and will now play for the Central Valley Athletic League championship Monday.
The eighth grade team hosted Rio Vista-Fresno and scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning on a two-run double by Christian Chavira, scoring Antonio Noriega and Brian Hefner.
Michael Berra was solid on the mound through six innings and struck out four. However, he lost the lead in the top of the third when Rio Vista scored three runs.
With two outs in the bottom of the third, Alonzo Tovar helped his pitcher with a two-run double to key a three-run rally for a 6-3 lead...