CIF-SS Baseball Pairings, Bishop Amat and Glendora earned No. 1 seeds; South Hills at No. 3

By Fred J. Robledo
There were no real surprises following the CIF-Southern Section baseball playoff pairings on Monday, with Sierra League champion Glendora High School the top seed in Division 2, and Del Rey League champ Bishop Amat the top seed in Division 4, which is where the Tartans and Lancers finished in the polls. Defending Division 3 champion South Hills, which lost a game to Walnut down the stretch, was awarded a No. 3 seed, with wild-card games on Tuesday afternoon and first-round games on Thursday for Division’s 3 and 5, and Friday for Division’s 2 and 4. (To continue, click thread)

CIF-Southern Section area Baseball Pairings are here, or you can go straight to the CIF-Southern Section website to view the pairings sheets.

Division 2
Friday’s first-round
Top Half

Wild-Cards on Tuesday
Top Half
No. 1 Glendora vs. Peninsula-Norwalk winner
Foothill vs. Arroyo Grande-Harvard-Westlake winner
Upland vs. Arlington-Redlands winner
Arcadia vs. Valencia-Atascadero winner
La Mirada vs. Rancho Cucamonga-Vista Del Lago winner
Alemany vs. Rialto-Burbank winner
Mira Costa vs. San Marcos-Nipomo winner
No. 4 Cypress vs. Woodbridge-Burroughs winner
Bottom Half
No. 3 Redlands East Valley vs. Bellflower, San Luis Obispo winner
Damien vs. Palos Verdes-Pasadena winner
Canyon Springs vs. Pacifica-Alta Loma winner
El Toro vs. Dos Pueblos-Loyola winner
Paso Robles vs. Chaminade-Diamond Bar winner
Santa Barbara vs. Los Osos-AB Miller winner
Mayfair vs. Crescenta Valley-Northwood winner
No. 2 Crespi vs. Yucaipa-Rancho Verde winner

Division 3
Thursday’s first-round
Wild-card on Tueday

Top Half
No. 1 Beckman vs. Highland-Warren winner
Colton at Charter Oak
Bell Gardens at California
La Quinta at Ocean View
Rancho Alamitos vs. Cajon-Corona del Mar winner
Santa Monica at Quartz Hill
Gahr at Walnut
No. 4 Hemet vs. Diamond Ranch-El Rancho winner
Bottom Half
No. 3 South Hills vs. Beverly Hills-Montebello winner
Santa Fe at Lancaster
University at Downey
Bonita vs. Orange-Elsinore winner
San Gorgonio vs. Nogales-Palmdale winner
Garden Grove at Culver City
No. 2 Alhambra vs. La Serna-Los Altos winner

Division 4
Friday’s first-round
Top Half

Wild-Cards on Tuesday
No. 1 Bishop Amat vs. Patriot-Oak Park wild-card winner
Colony at Estancia
South Pasadena at Savanna
Torrance vs. Victor Valley-Cathedral wild-card winner
Fullerton vs. South Torrance-Calvary Chapel winner
Temple City at Oaks Christian
Jurupa Valley at Indio
No. 4 Nortvhiew vs. Bastow-Century wild-card winner
Bottom Half
No. 3 St. Paul vs. Costa Mesa-La Canada wild-card winner
Kaiser vs. Troy-La Quinta wild-card winner
San Dimas at Garey
El Segunodo vs. Carpinteria-Magnolia wild-car winner
Monrovia vs. Covina-La Salle wild-card winner
St. Bonaventure at Sonora
Anaheim at Granite Hills
No. 2 Palm Desert vs. Don Lugo-Laguna Beach wild-card winner

Division 5
Thursday’s first-round

Wild-Cards on Tuesday
Top Half
No. 1 Woodcrest Christian vs. Aquinas-Desert Mirage winner
Sultana at Calvary Chapel
Serra at Lompoc
Sierra Vista vs. San Jacino-Mountain View winner
St. Monica at Heritage
Gabrielino vs. Paracle-St. Josephs winner
Big Bear at Arrowhead Christian
No. 4 Montclair Prep vs. Gladstone-Serrano winner
Bottom Half
No. 3 Maranatha vs. Calvary Murrieta-Twentynine Palms winner
Citrus Hill at Hesperia
South El Monte at Campbell Hall
Western Christian vs. Azusa-Santa Ynez winner
La Puente at Lompoc Cabrillo
Cathedral vs. Whittier Christian-Rim of the World winner
Linfield Christian at Yucca Valley
No. 2 Tahquitz vs. Ontario Christian-Village Christian winner

Glendora, armed with one of the best pitching staffs in the Southland and in arguably the toughest division in the Southern Section, will open the Division 2 playoffs on Friday against the winner of today’s wild-card between Peninsula and Norwalk.
Damien, which finished a close second to Glendora in the Sierra League, will face the wild-card winner between Palos Verdes and Pasadena.
Diamond Bar, which boasts lefty Kenny Mathews, will be at Chaminade in a wild-card today with the winner getting Pac-7 champion Paso Robles in the first-round.
Bishop Amat will await the winner of today’s wild-card between Patriot and Oak Park, and will open the Division 4 playoffs on Friday at home.
Northview, the 2008 Division 4 champion, earned the fourth seed and will face the Barstow-Century wild-card winner in the first-round.
That would be some semifinal if the Lancers and Vikings met a few games down the road.
“You (newspapers) can sell the tickets now, go get Mt. SAC reserved and talk about it all you want,” Bishop Amat coach Andy Nieto said of a possible Vikings-Lancers matchup in the semifinals. “We’re focused on game one.
“Oak Park is from the Tri-Valley league, a tough league from the Santa Barbara area, and Patriot is from the Sunkist (league), an Inland Empire team.
“We’re not going to be surprised by who we face, it’s going to be tough, and we have to expect it to be tough, but we’re 14-2 outside of league, and that’s against some pretty good competition so we think we have prepared ourselves for this time of year.”
On the bottom half of the Division 4 bracket, San Dimas will play a first-round game at Garey and Covina will host La Salle in a wild-card today in order to earn a trip to Friday’s first-round against Rio Hondo League champion Monrovia.
Defending Division 3 and San Antonio League champion South Hills will open the playoffs on Thursday against today’s wild-card winner between Beverly Hills and Montebello.
“We don’t know much about either of them, but the good thing about playing a wild-card team is you get to see them play, they use some pitching and you get ready,” South Hills coach Kevin Smith said. “We have been to the finals the past two years, so hopefully that experience helps. But I see we could face Bonita again down the line, which would be interesting.”
Bonita, which won the Miramonte League title, will open against the Orange-Elsinore wild-card winner.
In other Division 3 wild-cards today, Diamond Ranch will host El Rancho for the right to face No. 4 Hemet.
Nogales will host Palmdale in hopes of facing San Gorgonio in the first-round while Los Altos visits La Serna, with the winner facing No. 2 seed Alhambra.
In other first-round games, Walnut will host Gahr and Charter Oak will host Colton.
Division 5 first-round games are Thursday, with Montview League champion Sierra Vista opening against today’s wild-card winner between host Mountain View and San Jacinto.
Gladstone will host a wild-card today against Serrano, with the winner facing No. 4 Montclair Prep.
South El Monte is at home in the first-round against Campbell Hall while Azusa travels to face Santa Ynez in a wild-card, with the winner getting Western Christian.
La Puente makes the longest trip of all, traveling to face Lompoc Cabrillo in Thursday’s first-round game.

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  • SGV Baseball Players D1

    Here is some info for all you baseball fans…
    D1 players from our area. I’m sure I missed a few.

    RJ Arnold- NV – UNLV -GS 47 AB 183 Ave .328 HR6
    Richie Pedroza- NV – Fulln-GS 17 AB 62 Ave.371
    Ryan Goetz-Amat UCR-GS 6 Ave.294 –
    Andrew Mistone-Amat GS 1 Ave.167
    Jordan Fox-Amat UCI- GS 16 63 AB Ave.274
    Tommy Reyes -Amat UCI GS 27 95 AB Ave .221
    Jordan Leyland- Amat UCI GS 16 63 AB Ave. 317
    Typer Pill -Cov-Fulln- GS 39 143 AB.343 5 HR
    Chris Allen CO – CalNorth – GS6 29 AB Ave.207
    Cody Regis- Glend – UCLA- GS 35 120 AB Ave.292
    Jeff Gelalich – Boni -UCLA GS 10 31 AB Ave .323

  • SGV Baseball Players D1

    I forgot

    Kevin Mort- Old Miss-GS 53 201 AB Ave.289 HR2
    Aaron Elias – Jacksonville State Alabama
    6.46 ERA 12 games, Ing 23, 1-1 record, 3 starts

  • Info

    Amat vs Wild Card A.

    Northview on their side of bracket.

  • Joe Amat



    Division 4

    Wild-card games, Tuesday, 3:15 p.m.

    A–Oak Park at Patriot

    B–Cathedral City at Victor Valley

    C–Santa Ana Calvary Chapel at South Torrance

    D–Century at Barstow

    E–La Canada at Costa Mesa

    F–La Quinta at Troy

    G–Magnolia at Carpinteria

    H–La Salle at Covina

    I–Laguna Beach at Don Lugo

    First round, Friday, 3:15 p.m.

    Winner wild-card A at #1 Bishop Amat

    Colony at Estancia

    South Pasadena at Savanna

    Winner wild-card B at Torrance

    Winner wild-card C at Fullerton

    Temple City at Oaks Christian

    Jurupa Valley at Indio

    Winner wild-card D at #4 Northview

    Winner wild-card E at #3 St. Paul

    Winner wild-card F at Kaiser

    San Dimas at Garey

    Winner wild-card G at El Segundo

    Winner wild-card H at Monrovia

    St. Bonaventure at Sonora

    Anaheim at Granite Hills

    Winner wild-card I at #2 Palm Desert

  • Don


    Looks like you plugged the D1 wildcard games into the D3 first round.


  • Michael Buell

    Come on Fred you’re slacking on the updates. It’s been 1’oclock for about 15 minutes already

  • kh

    sgv players d1.
    you ave. up the b.a. from the three amat players and there hitting 235.
    glendora hitting 292.
    and bonita 323.
    so you tell me watch league is better .
    always crumming on are league but the hitters are hitting higher because the league pitching is much better. amat playing in there sorry league were they won 46 games in a row.playing agaisnt a bunch of soft kids .pampered by daddy and mommy ,
    look what school my jr. is attenting.
    your league is soft and the players are softer.

  • just sayin’

    kh – the Bonita kid only has 31 AB’s. Not quite enough to call him the best of the bunch

  • KH is still dumb

    KH what is wrong with you? I refuse to believe this is a grown man or even a high school student. KH I think some illiterate first grader hacked into your account.

    I feel bad for your “jr”. I am sure he hangs his head in shame every time he reads the blogs and sees a post from you. I am bet he does not go to you for any help with his English homework.

    “kh said:

    sgv players d1.
    you ave. up the b.a. from the three amat players and there hitting 235.
    glendora hitting 292.
    and bonita 323.
    so you tell me watch league is better .
    always crumming on are league but the hitters are hitting higher because the league pitching is much better. amat playing in there sorry league were they won 46 games in a row.playing agaisnt a bunch of soft kids .pampered by daddy and mommy ,
    look what school my jr. is attenting.
    your league is soft and the players are softer.”

    WTF! Simply amazing!

  • socal baseball fan

    Gary Brown CF for CSF is hitting 438 with 6 hr’s and 41 rbi’s. In addition he has stolen 31 bases. He should make first team all american for the first place titans and may be a first round pick in the upcoming MLB draft.
    Looking at DBHS wild card game looks like they may be one and done having to travel to Chaminade. If they win that game on to Paso Robles. DB coaches need to understand the importance of winning as many game as possible to get a better draw. Crespi may get Yucaipa in the first round if the TBirds win their wild card game. They may use Pedro Cota in the wild card game and save ace Taijuan Walker for Crespi. Last 2 game he has a no-no and then a perfect game till the 6th inning last friday.

  • I WISH

    Not to wish bad on the kids from Bonita but only for the sake of kh do I wish they would lose in the first round only to shut this idiot kh up and all the trash he spreads on the blog .Hard to imagine a recovering alcoholic and God fearing man being such an azzhole when speaking of kids and fellow bloggers. kh you really need to examine youself and your true love of Christ and try to be a little more Christ like in your actions . Afterall you are the one who comes on the blog and professes all the love and thanks to Christ.

  • KH is stupid

    Let’s see. Regis hits .292 in a full time role at ucla, while the bonita kid hits .323 in 31 garbage time ABs and you conclude bonita is in a better league. i am guessing you weren’t on the debate team with that line of reasoning

  • kh

    dame you liked my blog so much,that you had to repeat it.
    dame get you own.
    why do you feel the need to correct my grammer boy.
    your just like that english teacher in high school.
    ,didnt like him either.
    so if we all did everything right,then
    we would have no lefties.
    what about that .
    i would love to face you pitching staff.
    what happens when everybody stands on the same side of the boat,or we all drive on the same side of the leave me alone.people like me, help balance the world.
    let me take you out on a baseball field at 50 ill bet i would spinn your cap.still hit, run and throw.
    sorry my skills arent up to yours in the english class.
    ive been all over the world teaching and signing young and old ballplayers to pro contracts. have guys in the bigs right now.hand full in the minor leagues and some in taiwan,they dont ? my english when i tell them to sign on the line.alot of them dont even speak english,ill bet when we signed a japan player he ? my verbs nouns and the rest of your worrys.its the land of the free,
    not the land of the english.
    your wasteing blogger space,calling kh out for his grammer,i speak from the mind and heart,dont go back over and proof read it,has you know i dont use spell check,
    but my FRIEND,i still will like you.people have tried to use my name on blogs and at least every body knows theres only one kh .
    go bearcats

  • Someone tell him

    Would someone PLEZE tell KH to put down da bottle, and return that EBONICS CD. It isn’t working brah!

  • Baseball NUT!


    Looks interesting! After a quick glance it look like GLENDORA has the easiest path to the FINALS in DIV II. With CRESPI, R.EV, DAMIEN, EL TORO, CHAMINADE, all in the lower bracket, gives the TARTANS a FREE PASS!

    Same in DIV III, Top seeded Beckman has a EZ road. I wouldn’t be suprised if Charte Oak beats Beckman in round two, but those Orange county hacks sure helped them. Bonita, South Hills, Downey, and San G are in the much tougher lower bracket.

    DIV IV seeding was EZ to predict! I think they are the ONLY god teams in entire division.

    Interesting to see if these WC teams throw out their # one’s. Would like to see if ORANGE wins the WC game, have thier top pitcher go up against Bonita’s bats. I think the kid is 8-1 with a 1.8 ERA!

    Going to be fun. OFF TO SEE THE LAKERS!!!!!!!!

  • kh

    just face the facts 235.three boys from amat.
    should of went to jc and faced some better pitching then step up the the d-1 boys.
    if bonita dosent win the ring my friend its just another season,
    your so godly whiching binita to lose,thats coming from your heart and sole,dont use me to tell us your inner feeling.
    its ok to spill your guts on the blog.
    am not leaving,football is next.hopefully i will get under your skin like a mite,
    and the sore will just keep inching intell your scab bleeds ,bonita bearcats claw the nails deeper into your skin.
    nobody likes a winner,you loser.

  • Don

    I’m thinking the San Dimas game ought to be interesting.

    See how the Saints do against the Velasquez kid.

  • Wow

    kh, you are a damn fool.

  • no ur wrong

    it is he who responds to all the spewing that kh does who is a fool…..ignore him and maybe he’ll fade away but why should he when we all respond to his nonsense

  • KH for mayor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey Ken,

    Party on brother where house on Thursday after BHS rocks in baseball and softball. Its a blog people relax and enjoy the comedy.

  • apologist

    Unfortunatly I have ran into kh on several occasions and he is not funny but pathetic bordering on dangerous.As someone who thinks highly of Bonita’s programs in all sports he gives us a huge blackeye.I find his posts weird and crazy and I don’t believe that this is what this blog is intended for. It will be a long year if Bonita fans have to sift through his dreck and be embarrased for him and anyone he decides to go after. He does not represent the typical Bonita fan any more than those racists that occasionally infect this blog do.

  • Please try spellcheck. If you do, i’m guessing it will take so long to correct everything, we won’t hear from you.

    I sincerely wish the best for your son:)

  • BHS


    You a complete idiot telling bloggers youre a scout! You haven’t inked anybody in the bigs or the minors. My internationals buds know the real man and your not the man!

    Maybe teach your kid to respect his coaches and the suspensions wouldnt happen again, but heck, just look who he’s learning from!

  • Jackboy

    To all you kh haters,
    If it werent for kh no one would know whats going on with the Bearcats. When was the last time you saw a picture or an article in the Trib. about them? I dont think Fred knows how to get to Bonita High School. If your not smart enough to figure out what hes saying, tuff! Anyone with a problem with kh should tell him in person that would be Priceless, taking shots at him in this blog, Gutless!

  • suckdfaints

    kh = baseball version of the scouting guru

  • ?

    So what game is everyone going to today?
    I like the D-Bar Chaminade matchup.
    Hope to see Matthews on the bump.
    Any upsets that anyone is going to predict???

  • Off the wagon


    Why wasn’t there a thread on that. Title:Can’t miss major leaguer get’s suspended from HS team.

    Ken you need to spend less time hiding at the Finish Line and more time keeping us up to beat.

    Need have the latest and greatest on the can’t miss prospects

  • Baseball Wire

    Thanks SGV Baseball Players D1, the only blog that counts!

    Good Stuff!

  • sgv players minors

    Here are the stats for the young men in the minors. I know I’m missing a few but here you go.

    Triple A
    Brett Pill-Cov/Giants .285 GP 37 123 AB 3 HR
    Double A
    Jaime Pedroza/NV/Dodgers .263 GP 33 99 AB 1 HR
    Single A advance
    Joseph Cruz-SH GS 7 35 IP ERA 4.11
    Daniel Robertson -SH/Concordia/OregonSt/Padres
    .331 GP 39 148 AB 3 HR
    Jiovanni Mier-Bon/Astros-.220 GP 36 132 AB 0 HR
    James Skelton-WC/Pitt- .294 GP 6 17 AB 0 HR

    Didn’t see any info for the kids below:

    Hector Estrella – NV
    Sergio Pedroza- NV
    Daniel Garcia – Nogales
    Josh Leyland -SD

  • KH Logic

    Using KH logic

    Mier is struggling so that means Bonita plays in a weak league

  • Don

    Pedroza was given his release last year by the Rays and played some independent ball though I don’t know exactly where. Neither the Dodgers nor Tampa Bay could find a defensive spot for him above A ball.

    Josh was scheduled to play with Vancouver in the NW league; haven’t seen his Dad in a few weeks so I don’t know how up to date that is.

  • just sayin’

    true – Pedroza and Pill hitting for a much higher ave. so Valle Vista League is better than the Miramonte

  • kh

    off the wagon put the bottle down dude.
    k.c. is not suspended.he had a sat. school because they didnt call me to clear it. the reason he missed the sat. which was cleared by his counsellor to go visit csun on a office baseball trip.
    man this sounds like a leak from the school because i just found out every body trying to bury my son and i.
    if they didnt have that cif rule ill bet d-bar would love to have k.c. at middle linebacker and there starting short stop next guys want us out of here so bad,then call your buddys in the cif and make it HAPPEN.intell then.we are all bearcats ,for life.

  • kh

    n.v. hector estrella was released out of spring this season,good solid player which him the best.

  • stupider than you

    Hey Jack boy or is it Jack-off. I will meet you and kh at the La Verne little league field at 2:30 a.m. to settle the score. That gives you a half hour after the bar closes. If I guess right you guys will be dumb enough to show up.

  • Hey dumb a$$ (KH)

    I think they were not referring to the sat school, but they were talking about the game he got benched for not being a team player. Yes, please go to DB. Bonita does not really care and would love to see you gone.

  • Jackboy

    Hey stupid, or is it stupider than you? Whatever, Why La Verne Little league? You sound creepy! Do you like hanging around little league fields? Or is that the last place your son got a base hit? I have a real feeling you got picked on allot as a kid. Oh, wait a minute La Verne little league is the last place you got a base hit.

  • kh

    oh know it all
    is that the game we lost to d.r. and cost us the number 1 seating in cif.
    they showed us.
    it wasnt for not being a team player, it was for talking back to a coach,which told him a change up was coming on a full count,
    the suspended the wrong person.
    and am going to the l.l. field right now and dont need the other person your talking about.

  • Hey dumb a$$

    It’s seeding, not seating. Also, Bonita was not #1 all year long, so how did one game against DR cost you the #1 seed.

  • kh

    dumb starting to see signs of weakest in your style.
    first the thaught you were from bonita,
    but your not.
    you know whats going on in bonita ,
    you gave it away your not a bonita fan ,
    when you said bonita wasnt rated number 1 all year,so we know your a outsider.

    i put some cool blogs thru and freds sends out only the ones which make me out for a jark.
    so i think the paper behind all of this trash talk,
    i felt it all along,never have any thing good to say about bonita sports .
    today comment on we have to face s.h. again,thats if they even make it that far small fry.
    dont put the cart in front of the horse,
    i see smithy already has bonita on the back of his mind.we will see if this blog goes thru.

  • Hey dumb a$$

    are you sure you remembered to hit the “submit” button? You can’t spell a 3 letter word so I am sure you are hit and miss on something as simple as hitting the “submit” button. I seriously doubt that Fred sits around all day screening your blog entries and decides to delete the good one and, instead, allow the dumb a$$ ones go through so he can make you look bad. You make yourself look stupid all on your own.

  • kh

    ill bet you use to beat up all the little guy ,
    we all can tell the way you call people out hiding behind your little fingers.
    iam tired of punks like you .
    but as long as freds bloggers dont have to be accountable for there blogs,the blog punk will live to speak another day.
    somebody some day just might know who you are d-bag.
    then will see what you can do against a real man.
    hommie dont play”””

  • Sergio Pedroza

    Sergio pedroza is apart of the dodgers club.
    they aquired him after the summer.
    but TRAJJIC news was delivered to him sometime in january. Sergio was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer. If you do not know his lil brother is stand out sgv shortstop currently playing 3rd at fullerton ritchy pedroza &uncle is eddie pedroza.
    My prayers are with the Pedroza family &Sergio.

  • KH Fan


    keep blogging. You are the only one on here that keeps it entertaining!!!