Down to two … Pasadena Poly and Flintridge Prep carrying local hopes on the diamond ….

And then there were two.

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.

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BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: La Canada, Alhambra, Monrovia all at home in D-4 first round … Arcadia, PHS, San Marino, Marshall all feeling wild …

Division 2 

Tuesday’s Wild-Card Round

Pioneer Valley at Arcadia

Pasadena at Santa Barbara

Division 4

Tuesday’s Wild-Card Round

Fullerton at San Marino

Friday’s First Round

Barstow/California winner at La Canada

La Serna at Monrovia

Bishop Diego/Godinez winner at Alhambra

Division 5 

Thursday’s First Round

Duarte at Maranatha

Division 6

Tuesday’s Wild-Card Round

Marshall at Santa Paula

Friday’s First Round

Marshall/Santa Paula winner at Flintridge Prep

Bloomington Chr. at Pasadena Poly, 4 p.m.

 

 

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GIRLS BASKETBALL DIVISION 3A FIRST ROUND: Charter Oak 46, El Monte 35

Winners of just two games all of last season, the Chargers (11-16) advanced to the second round with a 46-35 win over host El Monte (9-17) on Thursday.

Charter Oak will visit San Dimas in Saturday’s second round. The Chargers’ backcourt of Raeleen Tellez and Alison Strycula put the clamps on El Monte’s duo of Aileen Giang and Amanda Duenas.

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