South Bay native AJ Allmendinger's NASCAR Sprint Cup ride in the No. 47 Chevrolet for JTG Daugherty Racing just got a boost.
The one-car team announced Friday that Kimberly-Clark Corp. extended its sponsorship through the 2017 season. Kimberly-Clark has been with the team for five years.
JTG co-owner Tad Geschickter says he's "excited that they saw a positive return on investment and chose to continue to invest in the sport with JTG Daugherty Racing."
Allmendinger is 25th in points heading into Sunday's race at the Watkins Glen (New York) road course.
San Jose Giants
Tyler Horan's bases-loaded single with one out in the ninth inning gave San Jose a 2-1 walk-off victory over Lancaster at Municipal Stadium.
Alberto Robles started the two-run rally with a leadoff double. He later scored on an error. Giants starter Matt Lujan allowed one run and four hits over seven innings in a no-decision. He had eight strikeouts.
Elijah Ricks pitched a two-hitter, and Pacifica American edged top-seeded Hawaii 1-0 in the semifinals of the West Regional in San Bernardino. Ricks struck out eight against the team from Honolulu, which went 4-0 in pool play including a 10-5 win over Pacifica in the region opener. Pacifica went 1-3 in pool play.
Spencer Karalius had the lone hit and RBI for Pacifica, which will play Mountain Ridge-Las Vegas on Saturday (ESPN, 6 p.m.) for the right to advance to Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Cal's Carmen Gutierrez Ballon won the California Women's Amateur with a 1-up victory over USC's Victoria Morgan at the par-71 Quail Lodge course in Carmel.
"It's amazing. It was really tough from the beginning to the end," said Gutierrez Ballon, who won the South American Women's Amateur in January. She made a 6-foot birdie putt on No. 17 to take her first lead, and both players parred the closing hole.
Former Stanford star Chiney Ogwumike missed her second straight game for Connecticut while recovering from an abscessed tooth. The Sun lost 71-66 to New York.
Wire services contributed to this report.