The SBVC team celebrates conference title after 1-0 win over Rio Hondo
With a third straight Foothill Conference crown in hand, the San Bernardino Valley College baseball team now looks to the playoffs.
The Wolverines (23-13) will host No. 11 Saddleback (23-13) in a best-of-three first round series which starts with a 2 p.m. game on Friday.
Game two, and three if necessary, will be on Saturday.
SBVC is looking to win a playoff game for the first time since 2005 when it defeated Orange Coast in the second game of a best-of-three set.
This was the school’s 15th conference title.
Here is the playoff schedule:
Tuesday’s games (single elimination)
No. 17 Irvine Valley at No. 16 LA Mission (22-14)
No. 18 Riverside (21-15) at No. 15 Cerritos (22-14)
Best-of-three (First games Friday)
Lowest remaining seed at No. 1 Palomar (30-6)
No. 9 Southwestern (28-8) at No. 8 Glendale (19-17)
No. 12 Fullerton (21-15) at No. 5 Cypress (25-11)
No. 13 Cuesta (20-16) at No. 4 Golden West (23-13)
No. 14 Rio Hondo (26-10) at No. 3 Santa Barbara (28-8)
No. 11 Saddleback (23-13) at No. 6 San Bernardino Valley (23-12)
No. 10 Orange Coast (21-15) at No. Long Beach (20-16)
2nd lowest remaining seed at No. 2 Oxnard (26-9-1)
The San Bernardino Valley College softball team secured its first Foothill Conference title since 1998.
The playoff draw was released today and SBVC (26-13) has drawn the No. 13 seed and will face No. 4 Citrus (30-9) in a best of three series at Citrus.
The first game is slated for 2 p.m. Saturday with Game 2 on Sunday at noon. The third game will follow if necessary.
Here are the complete pairings with seedings:
No. 16 Cuesta (14-16) at No. 1 Palomar (33-3-1)
No. 9 Santiago Canyon (26-12) at No. 8 Saddleback (26-12)
No. 13 San Bernardino Valley (26-13) at No. 4 Citrus (30-9)
No. 12 Fullerton (23-16) at No. 5 El Camino (30-10)
No. 14. Rio Hondo (22-17-1) at No. 3 Cypress (32-8)
No. 11 Cerritos (23-17) at No. 6 Canyons (28-10-1)
No. 10 Santa Ana (24-13) at No. 7 Mt. SAC (29-11)
No. 15 San Diego Mesa (17-15) at No. 2 Allan Hancock (33-2-1)
Two more Citrus College Football players are set to move on from the Owls to four-year programs. Sophomore defensive back Tyler Walker (above) has accepted a scholarship offer from NCAA Division II Dixie State, while freshman wide receiver Patrick Smith plans to walk-on at NCAA DI Middle Tennessee.
As a reserve during his freshman campaign in 2012, Walker, a graduate of Los Osos High School, had five total tackles. As a sophomore in 2014, Walker became one of Citrus’ top defenders recording 41 tackles, and recording a pair of interceptions.
With the signing of Walker and the walking-on by Smith, a total of 12 Owls have accepted opportunities to continue their playing careers from the 2014 roster.