Baseball: You always hate to hear about this ….

The Ventura County Star is reporting that the powerhouse Oxnard High baseball team, in charge of the Pacific View League race just 10 days ago, now apparently will miss the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs. According to league officials, as many as four Yellowjackets players have been playing in an adult league on Sundays, which has caused Oxnard to forfeit five league victories. Following Oxnard’s 7-5 loss to Rio Mesa on Tuesday, the Yellowjackets fall to fourth place in league at 6-8 (14-11 overall) with only one league game remaining today. “Only the top three teams in our league go to the playoffs,” said Tony Diaz, athletic director for the Pacific View League. “So Oxnard would be out. The CIF-SS has no spot for wild-card teams in Division I.” Diaz said Oxnard High officials made the discovery about the illegal participation this week, and revealed the infraction to the league. “They self-reported it,” said Diaz.

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