Mac Williamson and Ricky Oropesa hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning Monday and Devin Harris also homered as the visiting San Jose Giants beat the Visalia Rawhide 9-2 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five Cal League North Division series.

Winning pitcher Adalberto Mejia pitched six innings, allowing two runs on nine hits, with one walk and five strikeouts. Austin Fleet tossed two scoreless innings, and Stephen Harrold pitched the ninth.

The Giants scored three times in the first. Matt Duffy drew a one-out walk, and Williamson, who hit 25 homers in the regular season, launched his first of the playoffs. Oropesa followed with his second home run in two days. Harris hit a two-run shot in the sixth, also his second homer of the series.

The Giants will try to close out the series Tuesday in Visalia. Should the Rawhide win, the teams would return to San Jose for a deciding game Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. The series winner takes on the champion of the South Division -- either Lancaster or Inland Empire -- for the Cal League championship.

College

Cody Blick of San Jose State is tied for the lead after two rounds of the Itana Quality Homes Collegiate men's golf tournament in Pullman, Wash. Blick shot rounds of 67 and 68 for a 5-under 135 total at Palouse Ridge Golf Club, tying him with Blake Snyder of host Washington State. Santa Clara's Drew Miller (71-66-137) is sixth.


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Santa Clara (569) is fifth in the team competition, 17 shots behind leader Washington State, and San Jose State (573) is seventh. The event concludes with 18 holes on Tuesday.

  • The top-ranked Cal men's golf team opened its season by finishing fourth at the Gopher Invitational hosted by Minnesota at Windsong Farm Golf Club in Independence, Minn.

    Brandon Hagy led the Bears with a second-place showing, firing 6-under 207 for three rounds. He finished one shot behind medalist Corey Connors of Kent State. The Golden Bears played without two returning first-team All-Americans in Michael Kim and Michael Weaver, who missed the event because of a scheduling conflict with the Walker Cup.

  • Freshman Annie Freman (78-73-151) led the Santa Clara women's golf team to a sixth-place standing after the first day of competition at the 13-team Hobble Creek Invitational in Springville, Utah.

  • The San Jose State women's golf team was in 12th place at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic in Fort Collins, Colo., when rain forced suspension of the second round. The second round will be completed Tuesday, weather permitting, with the third round to follow.