Since Bishop Amat is kind of like a minor league team in terms of its talent level, here’s what the Lancers have to look forward to at McNamee Field, which is as nice as some lower division minor league stadiums.
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.
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?
Bishop Amat at San Marino, 3:15 p.m. Division VI
Lancaster Desert Christian vs. Maranatha at Brookside Park, 3:15 p.m.
San Marino defeats the Vikings 5-1 to advance to a quarterfinal showdown against Bishop Amat.
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. Continue reading “BASEBALL: Titans upend Campbell Hall” »