CIF softball quarterfinal playoff scores: Five of six local teams knocked out

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Thursday’s 1-5 record doesn’t do justice to the heartbreak felt by local softball teams in Thursday’s quarterfinals. San Dimas lost in extra innings, Ayala (pictured above) coughed up a final-inning two-run lead and Kaiser’s eight-run second inning wasn’t enough in a 15-9 loss. Defending CIF champion Chino was the lone survivor thanks to the Division 2 No. 3 seed’s 10-0 win over Dana Hills. Fellow defending CIF champ Pomona Catholic is still alive in Division 6, but won’t play until Friday after its expected opponent today, Indio Shadow Hills, was removed from the playoffs for taking illegal batting practice.

Etiwanda’s team of nine freshman ousted the No. 3 seed on the way to the quarterfinals, but the lone local in Division 1 couldn’t get past Yorba Linda. Ayala, the fourth-place team from the Sierra League that ended the season of Division 2 No. 1 seed Mission Viejo on Tuesday, had a 3-1 lead entering the final inning of an error-marred 5-3 loss to Long Beach Millikan. Chino Hills, another defending CIF champ, was hoping for an all-Sierra League semifinal with Ayala but struck out 11 times in a 2-0 loss to Lakewood ace Janelle Hayes.

Here are all of Thursday’s quarterfinal scores:

DIVISION 1
Norco 8, Rosary 0
Garden Grove Pacifica 13, Orange Lutheran 1
Yorba Linda 8, Etiwanda 2
Corona Santiago 6, West Ranch 3

DIVISION 2
Millikan 5, Ayala 3
Lakewood 2, Chino Hills 0
Chino 10, Dana Hills 0
Oaks Christian 3, Charter Oak 1

DIVISION 3
La Habra 1, Peninsula 0
Righetti 7, California 1
La Serna 10, Colton 3
Sunny Hills 15, Kaiser 9

DIVISION 4
Santa Monica 8, Paloma Valley 1
Dos Pueblos 6, La Quinta 0
Riverside Patriot 13, Oak Hills 4
Hemet 7, Buena 1

DIVISION 5
Montebello 10, Sierra Vista 1
Silverado 2, San Dimas 1 (9 inn.)
Northview 5, Barstow 4
Aquinas 5, Downey Calvary Chapel 3

DIVISION 6
Santa Paula 8, Kern Valley 1
Bell Jeff 3, Cantwell Sacred Heart 1

DIVISION 7
Southlands Christian 10, Windward 8
Riverside Christian 12, Faith Baptist 7
Mesa Grande 15, Firebaugh 1
Academy of Academic Excellence 10, Crossroads 2

Friday’s quarterfinal games
DIVISION 6
Mary Star of the Sea vs. Pamona Catholic at Chino Hills Big League Dreams
St. Bonaventure at Rosamond