CLUTCH: Northview’s Jake Amaya’s belts a walk-off homer in the eighth inning to lead Northview to a 2-1 victory in eight innings over No. 1 Kaiser in the second round of the Division 4 playofs. Northview rallied to tied the score, 1-1 in the bottom of the seventh.
STORY: It might not be the Northview High School baseball team’s biggest win its history, which includes two CIF-Southern Section championships, but it’s certainly high on the list.
Jose Urbina hit a run-scoring double with two outs in the seventh inning tied it and Jake Amaya hit home run in the bottom of the eighth as the host Vikings ousted top-seeded Kaiser 2-1 in a Southern Section Division 4 second-round game Tuesday.
“I’m feeling great,” Amaya said. “I got that high pitch and did what I had to do, and that was the outcome. I’m just speechless right now.”
TUESDAY’S CIF-SS BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
La Mirada 4, Glendora 2
Temecula Valley 4, South Hills 1
Warren 4, Diamond Bar 1
Bishop Amat 4, Orange 3
Redondo 6, Bonita 4
Northview 2, Kaiser 1
San Dimas 9, Granite Hills 1
Sierra Vista 9, Hemet 3
Tahquitz 10, Arroyo 0
Bishop Amat at Quartz Hill, 3:15 p.m.
California at Northview, 3:15 p.m.
Torrance at San Dimas, 3:15 p.m
Sierra Vista at Santa Ynez, 2 p.m.
GLENDORA FALLS TO La Mirada, 4-2
By Fred J. Robledo
GLENDORA — After assistant coach Jimmy Zurn finished his post-game speech following La Mirada’s come-from-behind 4-2 victory over Glendora in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 baseball playoffs, the Matadores players turned toward left field, pointing and waving.
They were saluting head coach Kim Brooks, who waved back, then turned and walked away.
Brooks was placed on administrative leave last week prior to the playoffs after a profanity-laced audio of him screaming at his team following a spring break tournament game surfaced and made national headlines.