Bonita baseball wins Hacienda League title in dramatic fashion, rallying from five runs down for 6-5 victory over Diamond Ranch; Diamond Bar second, West Covina gets third playoff spot

Bonita’s fifth come-from-behind win clinched the Hacienda League title in dramatic fashion with a 6-5 victory over Diamond Ranch in eight innings. Bonita (22-7, 10-2), the CIF-SS Division 3s second-ranked team, trailed 5-0 early and 5-3 in the seventh, but rallied to tie it and win in extra innings. Danny Gelalich’s RBI single scored Alex Gonzalez and Gelalich later scored on an error to tie the score, 5-5 in the seventh. Gonzalez’s walk-off RBI fly out brought in the game-winning run in the eighth inning to clinch the crown.
Diamond Bar (18-9, 9-3) clinched second with an 18-8 victory over Walnut (15-12, 6-6), dropping the Mustangs in a tie for third with West Covina (15-12, 6-6), who defeated Los Altos. Because West Covina swept Walnut, it earns the automatic third-place entry, leaving Walnut hoping for an at-large berth.

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  • 6 peat

    Congratulations to the Bonita Baseball team and coaching staff on winning there 6th straight league titles. Though they had to come from behind on 5 different occasions the team would not give up and found a way to win. I guess you can never underestimate the Heart of a Champion. Go Bearcats!!!!!!

  • Don

    Gotta love the mini-Gello. Go Bearcats.

  • coachbilly

    Just when some think coaching doesn’t matter… think again! This has been a master’s of coaching for Bonita so far. They lose all starting pitching to graduation and quietly win their 6 straight league championship. This just doesn’t happen by mistake and some should take notice to how and what they do there at BOHI…
    In my opinion, its starts with buying into a complete concept of leadership, experience and a lot of hard work year after year.
    Congrats to all and good luck in CIF