Quarterfinal baseball/softball schedule

The ESGV won a lot of coin flips to host home games in the quarterfinals. In fact, Bishop Amat and Bonita baseball won coin flips to be home and Damien has an automatic home game against Mission Viejo. Bishop Amat baseball will play at 1:30 p.m., Friday because graduation is that night. In softball, St. Lucy’s is home against top-ranked Oaks Christian, and South Hills and South El Monte softball are both home too. Only teams on the road, Chino Hills at La Serna, Bishop Amat at Torrance and Arroyo at Savannah

CIF-Southern Section playoffs
Softball
Thursday’s quarterfinals
Division 3

Oaks Christian at St. Lucy’s, 3:15 p.m.
Chino Hills at La Serna, 3:15 p.m.
Warren at South Hills, 3:15 p.m.
Bishop Amat at Torrance, 3:15 p.m.
Division 5
Marlborough at South El Monte, 3:15 p.m.
Arroyo at Savanna, 3:15 p.m.

Baseball
Friday’s quarterfinals

Division 2
Mission Viejo at Damien, 3:15 p.m.
Division 3
San Gorgonio at Bonita, 3:15 p.m.
Division 4
Kaiser at Bishop Amat, 1:30 p.m.

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  • The Truth

    Just thought I would have a little fun, with the preseason to now rankings,

    I did about a B+ on the rankings I would say. Top 4 are spot on. Missed on Glendora and although I have Los Altos they should be higher. I liked Bonita day one to win CIF, and Palm Desert over Amat in a great game. Overrated, Claremont, Northview. What do you think Don?

    Heres mine from the beginning of the season:

    My rankings assuming Bonita #1 starter is good to go……

    1. Bonita, to many impact returners, best coaching staff, best athletes, clutch players
    2. Damien, solid and deep at pitching, top coaching staff, players are coming now from everywhere.
    3. South Hills, Deep, deep, deep, know how to win, but pitching is key, we will see.
    4. Amat, cause they are Amat, and do have top D1 players, Ruiz and Anderson, and probably the biggest reason they might be the #1 is they have played smallball forever and that is now key with the BBCOR bats.
    5. Diamond Bar, the best #1 pitcher, and a hard throwing #2, but what else???????
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx the rest………
    6. Northview, San Dimas, Charter Oak, pick em cause they are all well coached, and know how to compete.
    7.Glendora, Nogales, Claremont, Los Altos

  • Aaron

    San Gorgonio, tough team. With both Justin Garza and Brandon Murfett fresh the Bearcats will do great the rest of the way.

  • coverage

    By the way, great coverage of all the baseball and softball yesterday, you guys have a lot of stories in the paper

  • USC FAN

    If the Amat baseball team is playing a 1:30 on Friday because of Graduation, then why is the Amat Softball team playing at Torrance at 3:15 that same day. Does the softball team not have any Seniors???

  • FredJ

    Amat softball is playing Thursday, not Friday.

  • Lancerville

    USC FAN said:
    I believe it has to do with the fact that the game is at home, and the baseball field transforms into a parking lot for graduation.

  • play ball

    Amat has 5 seniors cf, lf, c, p, 1 on the bench.

  • DHS

    Truth–Interesting! It is not until the last few weeks that the depth in Damiens pitching staff has shined. Chad Lee was starting 2nd basemen, but because there was not continuity from the previous #2 or #3 Leyva had to go with Lee. Lee does not have many innings in his arm, so he is healthy and fresh. Gonzales on the other hand has been the one constant throughout the year. He has been the workhorse for the Spartans and in my humble opinion, one of the best pitchers in the valley. Both of these guys have done a great job during the play-offs. Lee will be challenged on Friday by Mission Viejo, but Lee will dig deep and make things happen. The other thing that has happened is that the Spartan bats have woken up. Chad Hockin, Mark Segat, Aaron Calderon, and Kevin Hindes have really stepped up their game. Teams peak at different times and I am praying that the Spartans are peaking at the right time. When the season is completed, Ill be curious to see what the Top Ten looks like then. The entire body of work can be considered and that will be the best time to rank teams and to decide which players truly deserve to be All Valley. Lastly, the three teams from the SGV that are left in the play-offs do have deep pitching staffs. In the case of Amat where it is pitch by team, or Bonita where you have three deep in Garza, Murfett or McCreary or at Damien where they are 2 deep in Gonzales and Lee, it is all about the pitching.

    Best of luck to the Lancers, Bearcats and to my Spartans!

  • socalbaseball fan

    San Gorgonio will be throwing lhp Andy Crowley who leads the cifss in K’s. Crowley will be playing next year at Cal Baptist Riverside.
    In a D2 IV-IE matchup Etiwanda will be playing #3 seed Redlands terriers. Etiwanda is playing well and the young terrier teams that starts 6 sophs,2 juniors went on the road and beat a good Buena team 5-3. Jr 2b Brian Ruhm hit 2 home runs in that game and is the best hitter I have seen this year along with a golden glove.

  • San Gorg

    so cal baseball:

    do you know much about Crowley. Is he a hard thrower or more junk. i assume with the Ks that he blows the ball by people. Just courious. Stats are very impressive.

  • Get Real

    Job well done on covering the different games going on. The site was updated with scores and the reporting of the games came later, well done.