San Dimas’ incredible come-from-behind 9-8 win over Nogales on Wednesday set up today’s Valle Vista League title game at Nogales at 3:15 p.m. Nogales is 20-6 and 9-2 and San Dimas is 17-7 and 9-2 for a winner-take-all. Covina is at Northview in a battle for third, but both teams are expected to make the D-4 playoffs. In the Montview, Sierra Vista (16-5, 11-2) is tied with La Puente (15-10, 11-2). Sierra Vista finishes today at Duarte while La Puente is home against Azusa. If both teams finish in a first-place tie, Sierra Vista owns the league tiebreaker to enter the playoffs as the league’s top representative.
“I don’t need tell our guys anything,” Nogales coach John Romano said. “You guys (Tribune) have called them a surprise all year and have written that they’re (not very good). My guys are going to come back and play hard, I know that. They’re not supposed to be here. The guys who know everything about this, the sportswriters and coaches, they didn’t expect us to be here fighting for the title, so what the big deal? We’ve lost games before. We lost six games. But we’re going to come back Friday and play for the league championship.”