Our photographer, Rachel Luna, captured this great shot of Mesa Grande Academy’s Jen Deiner hitting the ball during Tuesday’s CIF-SS Division 7 semifinal win, 8-3 over Academy for Academic Excellence.
First, here are Tuesday’s Sun/Bulletin baseball/softball scores:
BASEBALL DIVISION 2
Temecula Valley 3, Los Osos 2 DIVISION 3
Gardena Serra 9, Diamond Bar 2 DIVISION 4
Oaks Christian 3, San Dimas 0 DIVISION 5 Citrus Valley 1, Sun Valley Village Christian 0 SOFTBALL DIVISION 2 Chino 2, Oaks Christian 1 (9 inn.) DIVISION 5
Montebello 12, Silverado 11 (9 inn) Aquinas 9, Covina Northview 1 DIVISION 7 Mesa Grande Academy 8, Academy for Academic Excellence 3
Here is some stuff from the Mesa Grande game, some of which didn’t make it into my game story on sbsun.com.
2013 ALL-MOUNTAIN VALLEY LEAGUE SOFTBALL Coaches of the Year: Scott Cartzdafner (Jurupa Hills), April Finazzo (Citrus Valley), Maso Lara (Banning)
Offensive MVP: Natalie Calderas, Jurupa Hills 11 P Defensive MVP: Chandler Geary, Citrus Valley 12 C
Kailey Richard-Citrus Valley 11 INF
Brianna Chairez-Citrus Valley 12 INF
Taylor Troost-Citrus Valley 10 P
Ilene Villanueva-Jurupa Hills 9 INF
Isabel Villanueva-Jurupa Hills 10 INF
Felicity McCafferty-Banning 12 OF
Andrea Villegas-Banning 12 INF
Stephanie Sandoval-Rubidoux 11 INF
Brenna Drake-Rubidoux 12 INF
Amy Ayotte-Rim of the World 11 INF/P
Jamie Garner-Rim of the World 12 C
Haley Young-Notre Dame 11 INF 3
Here are Tuesday’s second-round playoff scores for The Sun and Daily Bulletin
BASEBALL DIVISION 2
Vista Murrieta 8, Redlands East Valley 4
Oxnard 4, Yucaipa 2 Los Osos 6, Irvine Northwood 2 DIVISION 3 Diamond Bar 6, Santa Fe Springs St. Paul 0 DIVISION 4 San Dimas 1, Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 0 Kaiser at El Segundo (Wednesday) DIVISION 5 Citrus Valley 14, Sierra Madre Maranatha 3 Ontario Christian 14, Brentwood 2
Templeton 16, Big Bear 6 Oak Hills 14, Baldwin Park Sierra Vista 4 DIVISION 6 Webb 5, Carpinteria 2 DIVISION 7 Riverside Prep 13, San Pedro Rolling Hills Prep 2
In the above video, Kaiser’s Chris Mathewson strikes out the side in the seventh of a 3-0 victory over Nogales on Friday. Mathewson struck out 10 in the two-hitter.
Here are other San Bernardino County baseball scores on Friday, with an updated upcoming schedule for baseball and softball
BASEBALL Friday’s results DIVISION 2
Redlands East Valley 3, Arcadia 1
Yucaipa 1, Crescenta Valley 0 (8 inn.)
Santa Barbara 6, Redlands 3 DIVISION 4
Anaheim Savanna 9, Fontana 1
Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 4, Chino 0
Laguna Beach 5, Victor Valley 4
Pico Rivera El Rancho 3, Don Lugo 2
El Segundo 5, Granite Hills 1
Kaiser 3, La Puente Nogales 0 DIVISION 6
Irvine Crean Lutheran 13, Mesa Grande Academy 0
Irvine Tarbut V’Torah 7, Excelsior 4
Lake Isabella Kern Valley 7, Upland Christian 1
Capistrano Valley Christian 20, Joshua Springs 1
Lebec Frazier Mountain 14, Academy of Academic Excellence 7
Pasadena Poly 6, Bloomington Christian 0 Tuesday’s local schedule Games 3;15 p.m. except where noted Continue reading →
Thursday’s San Bernardino County first-round baseball and softball playoff scores. Divisions 2, 4 and 6 in baseball play Friday.
BASEBALL Thursday’s Results FIRST ROUND DIVISION 3
Peninsula 9, Carter 0
La Quinta 4, San Gorgonio 0 DIVISION 5
Riverside Woodcrest Christian 5, Hesperia 0
Citrus Valley 11, Beaumont 0
Ontario Christian 5, Apple Valley 4 (12 inn.)
Big Bear 6, Jurupa Hills 4
Oak Hills 7, Desert Hot Springs 0 DIVISION 7
Sylmar Concordia 4, University Prep 3
Riverside Prep 26, Pilgrim 1
Temecula Prep 19, Academy of Careers and Exploration 6 SOFTBALL Thursday’s Results FIRST ROUND DIVISION 1
After Tuesday’s wild-card contests, here are the first round matchups involving Sun teams, with the Sun teams in bold
All games 3:15 p.m. except where noted
Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula at Carter; San Gorgonio at La Quinta.
Hesperia at Riverside Woodcrest Christian; Beaumont at Citrus Valley; Apple Valley at Ontario Christian; Jurupa Hills at Big Bear; Desert Hot Springs at Oak Hills.
University Prep at Sylmar Concordia; Los Angeles Pilgrim at Riverside Prep; Academy of Careers and Exploration at Temecula Prep.
FRIDAY DIVISION 2
Arcadia at Redlands East Valley; Yucaipa vs. Crescenta Valley at Stengel Field, 6 p.m.; Burbank Burroughs at Los Osos; Santa Barbara at Redlands.
Fontana at Anaheim Savanna; Santa Ana Calvary Chapel at Chino; Victor Valley at Laguna Beach; Pico Rivera El Rancho at Don Lugo; El Segundo at Granite Hills; La Puente Nogales at Kaiser.
Mesa Grande Academy at Irvine Crean Lutheran; Tarbut V’Torah vs. Excelsior at Mojave Vista park, 2 p.m.; Kern Valley at Upland Christian; Joshua Springs at Capistrano Valley Christian; Academy of Academic Excellence at Lebec Frazier Mountain; Bloomington Christian at Pasadena Poly, 4 p.m.
Jurupa Hills coach Scott Cartzdafner said he was “more than positive” his team would see Citrus Valley in the CIF-SS Division 5 championship game in three weeks.
He said that after his team lost to defending Division 6 champ Citrus Valley 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh to give Citrus Valley the Mountain Valley League title on Thursday. That was two days after Jurupa Hills knocked off Citrus Valley 3-2 on a walk-off two-run homer.
Citrus Valley is ranked No. 1 in the division and a favorite to get back to the CIF-SS title game. But what about Jurupa Hills? The Spartans were ranked fifth entering this week.
A year ago, Citrus Valley won its final 21 games en route to the CIF title. In the final 20 of those games, 2 of the 3 closest games were 3-2 and 4-1 wins over Jurupa Hills. The 4-1 win came in the CIF semifinals. Jurupa Hills might’ve been the second-best team in the division last year, but because the Spartans tied for 2nd in league and went into the playoffs as the No. 3 team, they could end up on the same side of the bracket as Citrus Valley, hence meet in the semifinals.
This year, since Jurupa HIlls is the No. 2 team in the league, the Spartans will be on the opposite half of the bracket from No. 1 Citrus Valley. So they could meet in the finals. But will they?
Jurupa Hills’ Jackie Valadez hits the first pitch she sees for a walk-off two-run home run with two outs in the seventh inning to lift the Spartans to a 3-2 victory over Citrus Valley in a Mountain Valley League showdown on Tuesday. The teams are now tied for first place with one game remaining. They play again on Thursday to decide the league title.