Defending champ Bishop Amat opens National Classic with 9-5 win over Pacifica

Defending champion Bishop Amat advanced to the second round of the Hard 9 National Classic with a 9-5 win over Pacifica and will face Esperanza, a 5-3 winner over Sunrise Mountain, in the second round today at 1 p.m., at Esperanza High School.

Hard Nine National Classic Second Round Pairings

Top Bracket
Carlsbad vs. El Toro at Esperanza, 4 p.m.
Bishop Amat at Esperanza, 1 p.m.
Bottom Bracket
Img Academies vs. Spanish Fork at El Dorado, 4 p.m
El Dorado vs. Valley Vista at El Dorado, 1 p.m.

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  • sgv baller

    Amats hitting has been great.they lack pitching depths for competive tournaments like the classic and elks tournaments. they should be fine in the playoffs because they dont play more than 2 games a week. last week they had 4 games in 6 days and struggled on the last game,which was a make up game against los alamitos. thats 2 great wins against good division 2 teams. pacifica has 2 highly touted pitchers on there squad.

  • SGV Baseball Fan

    I picked up a pass for the Hard Nine Classic tourney because I know there is great baseball to watch. I wasn’t disappointed. I caught the early Carlsbad game, and wow, that pitcher looks unhittable. Amat looked good. Their bats were alive and they played a very good game. Pacifica looked like they had some players. I don’t know a lot about Pacifica, but they looked like a solid team. I’m not sure how Amat will do against the coming teams, as there are some really good teams in this tourney. Too bad Amat is without their star Ruiz, but I thought they looked really good in today’s game.

  • GoAmat

    Let’s go AMAT!!!!! Don’t pay attention to negative people !! Good luck!!!

  • http://yahoo SGV Fan

    Bishop Amat lost to Esperanza 3-1 in day 2 of the National Classic.