Del Oro softball closes in on title

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The Del Oro High softball team battled back through the elimination bracket for a chance at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship. The Golden Eagles topped Roseville 4-1 Tuesday night and will face Casa Roble tonight, needing two wins over the Rams to claim the title. Del Oro played Roseville for the fifth time this season, winning their third game in the series against the Tigers. Del Oro (17-7-1) lost to Casa Roble (18-7) on Saturday in the second round of the section playoffs. The teams will play at 5 p.m. at the Sacramento Softball Complex. — Todd Mordhorst