BASEBALL: San Marino, Maranatha in quarterfinals

San Marino High School defeated Campbell Hall 5-1 Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Division V playoffs. The Titans will face off against defending champion and No. 1-ranked Bishop Amat Friday at 3:15 p.m. at McNamee Field.

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Question: Does San Marino have any chance of winning this game? Does playing in the tough Rio Hondo League help its chances any?

Maranatha earned a come-from-behind 6-5 win over Riverside Notre Dame and will host Lancaster Desert Christian Friday at Brookside Park at 3:15 p.m.

Question: As the rounds get tougher, does Maranatha have what it takes to reach the top?

Friday’s games
Division V

Bishop Amat at San Marino, 3:15 p.m.
Division VI
Lancaster Desert Christian vs. Maranatha at Brookside Park, 3:15 p.m.

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BASEBALL: Titans upend Campbell Hall

San Marino defeats the Vikings 5-1 to advance to a quarterfinal showdown against Bishop Amat.

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Above: San Marino players celebrate after Nick Wilson drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning during the Titans 5-1 win over Campbell Hall. (Staff photo by Keith Birmingham)

My thoughts: San Marino pitcher Nick Wilson did enough to keep the Viking bats at bay and drove in the winning run with a single.
The crowd was outstanding and there was a new touch thrown in with sound effects to give the feel of a minor league atmosphere. The big-bad Lancers of Amat will get a taste of the atmosphere on Friday. It’s a tough matchup for San Marino, but stranger things have happened.
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