Flintridge Prep and Pasadena Poly high school’s baseball teams are all that remain of the local teams in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs. Both will be hoping to keep their championship aspirations alive today in the Division 6 quarterfinals.
Flintridge Prep hosts Crean Lutheran at the Glendale Sports Complex at 3:15 p.m. while Pasadena Poly visits Calvary Chapel of Downey at Veteran Memorial Park at 6 p.m.
“All three teams in from our league are still in the playoffs,” Flintridge Prep coach Guillermo Gonzalez said referring to his team, Poly and Webb. “Our league this year has shown a lot. We’re hanging in there. We’re just trying to keep our league up there.”
The Rebels will have ace Brenden McKiernan on the mound today against a Crean Lutheran team that’s scored 17 runs in two playoffs game this season.
Flintridge Prep has also proven capable of putting crooked numbers on the scoreboard. The Rebels have scored 20 runs so far in the postseason, but something has to give today as Crean Lutheran has allowed only one run in the postseason.
“I know we’re seeing their ace on Friday and that’s all I know about them right now,” Gonzalez said. “We’ve been aggressive when we’re hitting and taking advantage of mistakes other teams make.”
Flintridge Prep, Poly and Webb finished in three-way tie for the Prep League championship this season. Poly has parlayed two home games into wins over Bloomington Christian and St. Margaret’s.
The Panthers will be tested on the road today by a Calvary Chapel team that finished third in the Delphic League this season but pulled off playoff upsets over Santa Fe League champ Salesian and No. 2 overall seed Malibu.
Former San Gabriel head coach and 2011 Star-News Coach of the Year Jude Oliva has been named the new head coach at Maranatha after previous head coach Pete Karavedas left to become an assistant at Sunny Hills.
Pasadena Poly dominated over Flintridge Prep in today’s match-up. Leading the team to victory was Chris McWilliams scoring four goals.
Spencer Rogers and Brock Hudnut contributed 2 goals a piece to the win.
Pasadena Poly had 32 shots on goal. While Flintridge Prep had 24.
Pasadena Poly is now 18-2 overall and 7-0 in league. While Flintridge Prep drops to 13-8 overall and 4-3 in league.
The Bulldogs defeated Chino Hills 22-25, 25-16, 27-25, 18-25, 15-8.
Meghan Buzzerio lead in kills with 25. She also had 11 digs and four blocks.
Shelly Anderson contributed to the win with 30 assists.
Kiana Hayashida pitched in with 18 digs.
Chino Hills now drops down to 15-8 overall and 4-3 in league.[/BODY][/SUB1]
South Hills triumphed over Charter Oak 25-10, 25-15, 25-20.
Leading the team to victory was Alisa McKiffick with 13 kills.
Contributing to the win was Ally Bonnelly with 19 assists.
With this win South Hills now stands at 11-8 overall and 2-5 in league. [/BODY][/SUB1]
The Tartans (7-13, 3-4) took care of the Highlanders 33-31, 25-22, 23-25, 25-22.
Leading Glendora was Cassandra Freitaz with 12 kills and six blocks as Casie Lowden and Becca Lowden each added 10 kills to assist Glendora in the win.
With the loss Upland dropped to 6-16 overall and 2-5 in league play.