Charter Oak Tournament Results: Glendora, El Rancho, Covina, San Dimas in Final Four

Semifinals
Tonight
Covina vs. San Dimas at Charter Oak, 5 p.m.
Friday
Glendora vs. El Rancho at Charter Oak, 5 p.m.

I don’t have all the scoring results, but I have the results. Let’s start with Covina, after getting hammered by San Dimas on Friday 10-4, Covina beat Ontario Christian, then got a forfeit victory over Los Osos (who had to get home for prom) to reach the semifinals. Who will Covina get? San Dimas again. The Saints beat Santa Fe, then knocked off Montebello. Covina and San Dimas will meet tonight at 5 p.m. instead of Friday so it doesn’t interfere with league games. On the bottom half of the bracket, Glendora knocked Flintridge Sacred Heart (The Pasadena Star-News’ No. 1 team), then beat Temple City to reach the semi’s. The hardest road by far. El Ranch beat host Charter Oak, then played Sierra Vista, a big first-round winner over Harvard-Westlake. El Ranch beat Sierra Vista in the second round, so Glendora meets El Rancho in the other semifinal Friday at 5 p.m. The winners play on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Fred’s thoughts: I’m shocked Covina is in the semifinals, but not completely surprised either because of the forfeit win. The Colts didn’t look that bad against San Dimas on Friday, but I can tell they’re better than most think. I’m happy that Sierra Vista beat Harvard-Westlake, showing they can compete outside the Montview. But I’m most impressed with, San Dimas and how they have grown since the season started. The Saints may wind up being the best team in the area when all is through. This team is experienced, having reached the semi’s last year. They have two pitchers who throw hard and compete, and have hitters and speed on the base paths. Once they beat Covina to reach the championship, they will probably face Glendora, a dream area match-up in which the Saints will prevail. I’m getting that feeling again, and when I get it, I’m usually right.

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