Northview rallies: Northview High School’s late-inning magic, which catapulted the Vikings to the CIF-Southern Section semifinals in 2007 and the Division 4 baseball title in 2008, made a triumphal return Thursday. Michael Carlos’ two-run single scored Jake Grijalva and Tony Briones and Northview rallied for five runs in the seventh inning to score a 7-6 victory over host Baldwin Park in a battle for third place in the Valle Vista League.
Above: It’s been a long time since Northview felt this good. Today the Vikes are at Baldwin Park for the third in the Valle Vista.
Final week situations ….
Baseline: Glendora (16-6-1, 11-3) needs to defeat Upland on Friday at home to secure sole possession of first. If they lose, they finish in a tie with Los Osos (17-5, 10-4) and a coin flip would decide who goes in as No. 1 from league in the playoffs.
Hacienda: Bonita (22-4 and 9-1) already wrapped up the league title, but Los Altos earned a split with Diamond Bar in a 6–5 win over the Brahmas on Wednesday. Los Altos (17-9, 8-3) is tied with Diamond Bar (14-11, 8-3) for second with a game left. All three will advance to the playoffs.
Valle Vista: San Dimas (18-8-1, 10-1) won the league title with a 13-5 win over Covina. The Colts (16-10, 9-3) will finish second and today, Northview (11-13, 6-5) will be at Baldwin Park (13-11, 6-5) for sole possession of third. The game is at 3:15 p.m.
Sierra League: Chino Hills (17-8, 11-3) and South Hills (19-4, 11-3) are tied for first entering today’s final games. South Hills is at Charter Oak and Chino Hills is home against Ayala. If they finish tied, Chino Hills wins the tiebreaker, having won two out of three. Damien (13-11, 8-5) already has clinched third and finishes at home today against Claremont.
Montview: Sierra Vista (18-4, 11-2) already clinched league and finishes with Ganesha today. La Puente (15-7, 10-3) finishes second with Gladstone (14-6, 9-3) finishing third.
Mission Valley: Arroyo (13-7, 10-3) is at Rosemead today and Mountain View on Friday, needing just a win over either to clinch the league title. Gabrielino (9-11, 9-4) will likely finish second while El Monte (10-9, 8-6) and Mountain View (10-10- 7-6) have work left to finish third.
Del Rey: Bishop Amat (24-4, 12-0) won league long ago, all they have left is Monday’s CIF-Division 4 pairings.