Ricky Oropesa hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Devin Harris added a solo shot in the sixth, leading the San Jose Giants to a 9-5 victory over the Visalia Rawhide at Municipal Stadium in the deciding game of the best-of-five Cal League playoff series Wednesday night.

The Giants scored two runs in the first, second and third innings, and they had solo runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth.

Matt Duffy had a two-run single, while Jeff Arnold and Trevor Brown also contributed RBI hits.

San Jose reliever Kelvin Marte picked up the win, allowing one run in 41/3 innings. Starter Pat Young allowed four runs (two earned) and nine hits in 32/3 innings. Derek Law pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing two hits.

The Giants, the Northern Division winners, advanced to the best-of-five championship series, which will begin Thursday night at either Inland Empire or Lancaster. San Jose will host games 3-5 starting Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

Pro basketball

The Dallas Mavericks added former Saint Mary's guard Mickey McConnell to their training camp roster. As a senior, McConnell was named the 2011 WCC Player of the Year. Last season, he played for Tezenis VE in Italy and averaged 13.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 32 games. McConnell is one of three former Gaels on NBA preseason rosters. Patty Mills is a veteran with San Antonio, and rookie Matthew Dellavedova signed a nonguaranteed contract with Cleveland on Tuesday.

  • Former Saint Mary's center Kyle Rowley has begun training with Unión Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo of the Spanish professional league.

    AFL

    The SaberCats were assigned former Chicago Rush wide receiver Reggie Gray by the league. Gray was the league's Playmaker of the Year last season and earned second-team All-Arena honors in all three of his years in the league. Gray was teammates with current SaberCats quarterback Russ Michna in 2011-12 in Chicago and at Western Illinois in 2002-03. "Reggie is one of the most explosive playmakers in this league," coach Darren Arbet said. "Adding a player of Reggie's quality is really big for us in our preparation for the 2014 season."

    Colleges

    Hanah Blume had a career-high 22 kills, leading the San Jose State women's volleyball team (2-5) to a 25-21, 24-26, 25-21, 16-25, 17-15 victory over Eastern Washington (3-5).

    Golf

    John Jackson of Marina shot a 2-under 69 and won the Northern California Open in Rocklin. He finished three rounds at 5-under 208, a shot ahead of Grant Norton (70) at Whitney Oaks. Cameron Champ (72), a Sacramento high school student, was top amateur at 213. Los Altos' Michael Jensen (71) shared fifth place at 212.

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