Russell Baze increased his lead over Juan Hernandez in the jockey standings by winning three races Friday at Golden Gate Fields.

Baze leads Hernandez, who rode one winner, 21-18 with two days remaining at the summer meeting.

Baze won aboard Three Cuties ($6.60) in the first race, King Budrick ($6.60) in the fourth and Ruled by Kisses ($4.20) in the seventh. Hernandez won riding Zoe's Baba ($6.20) in the third race.

Baze has an excellent opportunity to put away the race for leading rider honors Saturday since Hernandez will be at Fairplex Park in Pomona to ride City by the Bay in the $100,000 Barretts Debutante Stakes. Baze will ride five horses, including morning-line favorites Rocabar (5-2 in the fifth race) and Tiz Point (5-2 in the sixth race).

Baze and Hernandez are scheduled to ride seven horses on Sunday's 10-race closing day program.

Post time Saturday and Sunday is 1:15 p.m.

Cal League

Inland Empire defeated the San Jose Giants 9-1 in San Bernardino and holds a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 California League championship series. The 66ers can wrap up the series Saturday night with a victory at San Jose.

Kyle Crick took the loss for the San Francisco Giants' Class A affiliate, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks in 32/3 innings.

Colleges

The fifth-ranked Cal men's soccer team suffered its first blemish of the season when it tied host Penn State 1-1 in double overtime. Cal is 3-0-1 after the first match between the two programs. The Nittany Lions moved to 2-2-1.


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  • Outside hitter Adrienne Gehan had 11 kills and eight digs and opposite hitter Christina Higgins added 10 kills as the No. 23 Cal's women's volleyball team swept Santa Clara (4-4) at the Hilton Garden Inn Invitational, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17.

    The Bears improved to 7-0 with the win and haven't lost a set yet this season.

    In the first match of the day, Kansas State defeated Cal Poly in four sets.

  • The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team defeated No. 17 Iowa State 25-21, 18-25, 25-19, 25-22 in their second match at the Ameritas Players Challenge hosted by the University of Nebraska.

    Madelyn Hutson led the Gaels (4-2) with 13 kills, Jordan Shaw and Kristina Graven had 12 apiece, Natalie Loos had 10 and Danica Mendivil finished with nine.

    Iowa State fell to 5-3.

  • The Saint Mary's women's soccer team (3-4) played strong defense and earned a 1-0 victory over New Mexico in the Saint Mary's College Classic. In the 57th minute, Briana Campos got behind the defense and took a pass from Samantha Dion to score the only goal of the match.

    The Gaels play Lehigh at 2 p.m. Sunday for the tournament title.

  • No. 12 Northwestern (6-1) defeated the visiting Cal field hockey team 2-1 in overtime. Cal's Lara Kruggel, the 2012 NorPac Offensive Player of the Year, tied it as regulation time expired. The Bears dropped to 3-2.

  • The No. 8 Stanford women's volleyball team defeated Yale (25-17, 25-20, 25-18) and Army (25-15, 25-17, 25-17) in the Service Academy Challenge at the Pentagon Athletic Center in Washington, D.C. The Cardinal improves to 5-2 on the season, while the Bulldogs fell to 2-2 and the Black Knights dropped to 3-6.

    Golf

    Former St. Mary's College golfer and Fremont resident Mac McClung advanced to the first qualifying stage of PGA Tour Q-school with a third-place finish in a prequalifier.

    McClung shot an even-par 72 and finished 10-under 206 after three rounds at PGA West's Greg Norman course in La Quinta.

    Former USF golfer Taylor Travis, also of Fremont, advanced after finishing 24th at 3 over.

    Wires services contributed to this report.