BASEBALL: Second round results and roundup


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San Marino and Maranatha are the lone survivors after Tuesday’s second round.

Tuesday’s games
Division III
Paloma Valley 3, Alhambra 1
Division V
Paraclete 3, Monrovia 2
Carpinteria 2, Temple City 1 (8 innings)
San Marino 5, Campbell Hall 1
Division VI
Maranatha 6, Riverside Notre Dame 5
Bishop Union 5, Rio Hondo Prep 0
Big Bear 11, Pasadena Poly 3

From Staff Reports
Kody Sepulveda and Cheyne Luuloa homered in a three-run sixth inning and Paloma Valley overcame Alhambra High School’s Noe Ramirez for a 3-1 victory in the second round of the CIF-Southern Division III playoffs on Tuesday.
Luuloa hit a two-run homer to give Ramirez his lone defeat of the season. He finishes 9-1.
“We got a couple of guys on and we couldn’t get them in,” Alhambra coach Steve Gewecke said. “It’s very disappointing. It’s the best team I’ve had here and I have the best player in the valley.”
Ramirez scored the Moors’ lone run with a homer in the second inning. Ramirez struck out nine and the Wildcats’ John Pecoraro struck out 11. He remained undefeated and has a 12-0 record.
Alhambra ends the season 23-5. Paloma Valley is 23-3.
Paraclete 3, Monrovia 2
Tim Torsney broke the tie in the bottom of the seventh with an infield single to prevent the Wildcats from reach the CIF-SS Division V title game for the third consecutive season.
Monrovia was the tournament’s No. 2 seed and the Rio Hondo League champions. Paraclete finished third in the Olympic League.
The Wildcats scored twice in the first inning in the second-round game in Lancaster. Chris Sanchez and Patrick Greene singled in runs.
The Spirits scored in the second and tied it in the fifth.
“We left too many men on base,” Monrovia co-coach Dave Moore said. “We didn’t get the hits when we needed them.”
The Wildcats had nine hits and drew five walks.
Carpinteria 2, Temple City 1
Nathan Saito hit a home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to end the Rams’ season in the second round of the CIF-SS Division V playoffs.
Temple City pitcher Brian Dearth struck out eight in taking the loss.
Tony Sanchez gave the Warriors, 17-7, a 1-0 lead with a homer in the second. The Rams, 19-8, scored on a balk in the third. They stranded seven, including leaving the bases loaded in the third.
Maranatha 6, Riverside Notre Dame 5
Trailing 5-0, the Minutemen rallied for all of their runs in the final three innings to win a Division VI game in Riverside.
“It was phenomenal,” Maranatha coach Brian DeHan said.
Maranatha, 17-10-1, scored three times in the seventh. With a runner on base and one run in, Dylan Covey singled up the middle. The throw went home and Covey went to second. Jordan Calloway broke for home and when the throw went home, he knocked the ball out of the catcher’s glove to tie the game. Tony Li’s opposite-field single broke the tie.
Maranatha had the bases loaded in the first and third innings with no outs without scoring a run.
Bishop 5, Rio Hondo Prep 0
The host Kares were limited to four hits and struck out 12 times in the Division VI loss to the Broncos.
Cody Cowell doubled for Rio Hondo, which finishes the season 12-11. Bishop is 17-2.
Big Bear 11, Poly 3
The host Bears broke a 2-2 tie in the third inning and ended the Panthers’ 19-game winning streak.
Trailing 3-2 in the third and with runners on second and third bases in the Division VI game, the Panthers brought in A.J. Talt. The pitcher struck out two batters to get Poly out of the inning, but Big Bear scored three times in the fourth.
Talt homered in the sixth for Poly, which finishes 21-4.

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