In the second round of the CIF-SS Division six playoffs, Poly fell to Oxford Academy in a well played game that was tight almost all the way through.
The Panthers went ahead 1-0 in the top of the fourth when Luke Asperger led off with a single, advanced to second on a groundout and scored on David Orndorff’s single. Oxford came back with three runs in the bottom of the inning on a hit batter, two doubles and an error.
Poly closed to within a run in the top of the sixth when Logan Beerman led off with a double, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a walk.
Oxford then broke the game open in the bottom of the sixth, scoring five times with two outs for the final margin of 8-2.
Patriots pitcher Daniel Lucak pitched a complete game, scattering five hits with no walks, and was backed by outstanding defense in all positions.
Poly, the Prep League champion for the 17th consecutive season, finishes the season with an overall record of 17-6.

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