Incoming Bishop Amat freshman QB Zachery Camarena could be the future

Incoming freshman quarterback Zachery Camarena is enrolling at Bishop Amat. The Duarte product looks great his 13-year-old season on pop warner and could be the Lancers’ next big thing.

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Rosters set for June 4 San Gabriel Valley all-star softball game at Citrus College

The 2017 San Gabriel Valley Softball All-Star Game rosters are set. It’s a unique game this year in that it is not just a senior game, it’s a true all-star game that features the best of the best, regardless of year. The game will be played on Sunday, June 4 at Citrus College at 6 p.m.

On Twitter, follow @SGVSBAllStars for any and all information regarding this season’s game.

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Thursday softball quarterfinal preview and predictions

The CIF Southern Section softball playoffs continue with Thursday’s quarterfinals and while most expected Los Altos and South El Monte to be playing, there are surprise quarterfinalists like St. Lucy’s, Charter Oak, Wilson and Mountain View.
How many will punch tickets to next week’s semifinals? Let’s examine with our preview and predictions
Division 2: Villa Park (23-8) at St. Lucy’s (18-6), 3:15 p.m.
The Regents got a grand slam from Audrey Sellers and complete game from Dakota Casper in shocking top seed and previously undefeated Gahr, 10-4, in the second round. The Regents have shown all season they’re capable of beating anyone, but now comes the danger in hosting Villa Park, a 3-2, winner over Agoura.
Villa Park might not be undefeated, but it’s riding an 11-game winning streak, and it’s always tough to win the next game after knocking off the top seed. However, during Villa Park’s win streak, it has allowed four or more runs in five games. Once Casper and St. Lucy’s settles in, the Regents figure to have the experience and talent to advance: The Pick: St. Lucy’s
Division 2: Dana Hills (18-11) at Charter Oak (20-6), 3:15 p.m.
Charter Oak pitcher EmaRae Flores had one bad inning against Upland, but the Chargers survived it thanks to freshman Morgan Salgado’s grand slam in an 8-7 second-round win.
Flores, who threw a shutout in the playoff opening 1-0 win over Simi Valley in nine innings, is the key, because the Chargers’ bats are coming alive, especially with Brigham Young-bound senior Marissa Chavez returning. The shortstop missed most of the season because of a torn ACL, but she returned with two weeks left in the season and has added offensive pop to a lineup that already has several that can swing the bat.
You can say the Chargers are fortunate to be hosting a Dana Hills team that knocked off third-seed Rio Mesa, 1-0, but there is no looking past anyone in the Division 2 quarterfinals. Expect another close game, but also expect the Chargers to pull it out. The Pick: Charter Oak.
Division 3: No. 3 Los Altos (23-6) at Ayala (23-10), 3:15 p.m.
Los Altos junior pitcher Samantha Diedrich can do it all. She threw a two-hitter, struck out 13 and knocked in two runs with a double and homer in an easy 8-0 victory over Crescenta Valley in the second round.
It was the fourth shutout in five games for the Conquerors, who ride an 11-game win streak heading to Ayala, who held off St. Bonaventure 3-2 to advance. Ayala finished third in the Palomares behind South Hills and Glendora, and has been inconsistent, losing a game to Diamond Bar last month.
Ayala seems to have its problems when it runs up against talented pitching, and that’s what Los Altos has in Diedrich. It should be Los Altos’ toughest test to date, but a test it should pass. The Pick: Los Altos.
Division 5: Heritage Christian (22-4) at South El Monte (24-3), 3:15 p.m.
A highly anticipated matchup between a pair of teams with only seven losses combined between them, and a major test for South El Monte after easily winning the Mission Valley league, and having an easy time in the first two rounds of the playoffs, beating Heritage 10-0 followed by a 5-2 win over Barstow.
It should be a battle of the pitchers with Heritage Christian boasting Lilly Robles, who has 261 strikeouts with a 1.24 ERA going against Eagles sophomore Neveah Castruita, who has come on strong toward the end of the season.
If there’s a concern for South El Monte, it was early losses to Edgewood, who was knocked out in the first round of the Division 4 playoffs as the top seed, and a loss to Baldwin Park. For those reasons, you have to go with the team who has a better resume on paper. The Pick: Heritage Christian.
Division 6: Harvard-Westlake (15-11) at Wilson (16-10-2), 3:15 p.m.
Both teams benefited from playing in weak leagues. Wilson tied for second in the Valle Vista and Harvard Westlake went 8-0 in the easy Sunshine League, which helped its overall record because it was 7-11 against non-league teams.
Even so, Harvard Westlake, a 12-0 second-round winner over Hillcrest, is likely the heavy favorite. Harvard-Westlake twice played Mira Costa tough in losses, and its non-league schedule was significantly more difficult that Wilson. It’s been a great ride for the Wildcats, but it likely ends. The Pick: Harvard Westlake.
Division 7: No. 4 Mountain View (19-6) at (Santa Ana) Century (18-9-2), 3:15 p.m.
This division is a crapshoot and so is this game. Both teams have had easy roads to the quarters. Mountain View, which finished third in the Mission Valley League, pounded Lucerne Valley 25-0 in the opening round, then mercied Animo Leadership 10-0 in five innings.
Century has been equally tough, beating Capistrano Valley Christian 15-1, then pounding St. Genevieve, 10-0.
The problem for the Vikings is that Orange County teams typically play a tougher schedule and though Century finished third in the Orange League, it was a much tougher league than the Mission Valley. The Pick: Century

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South Hills baseball loses a stunner, Bishop Amat falls; Glendora, Walnut, Nogales, Wilson, Gladstone all win.

South Hills blows 8-0 lead: South Hills (22-9), the No. 4 seed, was sailing along leading, 8-2, behind junior pitcher Brandon Dieter, who struck out eight and allowed only two hits.
The junior was relieved in the fifth inning J.W. North (20-12) scored twice in the inning and eight in the sixth to advance to the quarterfinals against Vista Murietta on Friday.
South Hills was led by senior Jacob Dominguez with two hits, a run and an RBI, while senior Zack Bromstead had a home run and scored twice. Senior shortstop Jacob Amaya was 2 for 4 with a run and a stolen base.
South Hills took a 2-0 lead in the second on the home run by Bromstead and Deiter’s RBI single. The Huskies took an 8-2 lead when they added six runs in the top of the sixth.

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Amat comes up a run short: Bishop Amat coach Joe Hoggatt did what every coach would do in the sixth inning of the Lancers’ second-round CIF Southern Section Division 1 baseball game against visiting El Toro.In the bottom of the fifth, Bishop Amat’s Jason Gonzalez had just crushed a two-run homer over the left field fence to tie the contest at 2-2.
Sensing that the game had become a two-inning contest, Hoggatt replaced his starting pitcher Blake Archuleta with ace Isaac Esqueda. In his last four games, Esqueda had an earned run average of 0.03.
“We figured that bringing in (Esqueda), we get a couple of zeros, scratch out a run, and we’d be off to the next round,” Hoggatt said. “But, it didn’t work out that way.”
Instead, it was El Toro’s Tyler Lasch that connected on a ground-ball single to left field that scored Erik Tolman with the eventual game-winning run in the sixth inning to help lead the Chargers to a 3-2 victory on Tuesday.

Glendora 3, Rio Mesa 2 – Brock Welte’s squeeze bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning of the Division 2 second-round game drove in the game-winning run for the Tartans (26-6). Dylan Diaz pitched four innings of no-hit ball, Bryce Wooldridge went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Jake Gonzalez had an RBI. Glendora will face St. John Bosco in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Wilson 1, Santa Ynez 0 (9 innings) – Mat Orozco drove in the game-winning run and Matt Rodriguez pitched eight shutout innings, striking out 10, for the Wildcats (18-8) in the Division 4 second-round victory. Rodriguez has not given up an earned run in 31 consecutive innings, dating back to April 27. Wilson will face Tahquitz in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Gladstone 3, Joshua Springs Christian 2 – Aaron Karbowski pitched a three-hit complete game, striking out 10, for the Gladiators (14-10) in the Division 7 second-round game. Andrew Amezquita went 2 for 4, knocking a pair of runs and Aaron Cervantes went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. Gladstone will face Arrowhead Christian Academy in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Tuesday’s second round results
Division 1

J.W. North 10, South Hills 8
El Toro 2, Bihsop Amat 1
Division 2
Glendora 3, Rio Mesa 2
Division 3
Walnut 7, Sierra Canyon 3
Righetti 3, Charter Oak 2
Division 4
Bartstow 5, Pomona 4
Wilson 1, Santa Ynez 0, 9 innings
Nogales 10, Serra 8
Division 6
Rancho Christian 6, El Monte 4
Division 7
Gladstone 3, Joshua Springs 2

Friday’s Quarterinals
All games start at 3:15 p.m.
Division 2

Glendora at St. John Bosco
Division 3
El Segundo at Walnut
Division 4
Tahquitz at Wilson
Capistrano Valley at Nogales
Division 7
Gladstone vs. Hamilton-Arrowhead Christian winner

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St. Lucy’s stuns undefeated Gahr, wins 10-4; Charter Oak holds on to beat Upland, 8-7; Los Altos, South El Monte also win

St. Lucy’s shocks unbeaten Gahr, 10-4: The Regents (18-6) upset the No. 1 seeded Gladiators (26-1), handing Gahr its first loss of the season in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 second-round game. Audrey Sellers hit a grand slam and Dakota Casper pitched a complete game for St. Lucy’s. The Regents will host Villa Park in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
“It feels good. It’s definitely a big momentum,” Casper said. “We’re just going to keep that momentum going on Thursday. Just stick to the same thing we did against Gahr and we’ll be successful.”
For the Regents, the game plan going into Tuesday’s matchup was to keep the Gladiators guessing.
“All week really we were told to stay on the corners, change it up and keep them off their toes basically,” Casper said. “And then my team, they’re my No. 1 supporters and they were just telling me the whole time to keep playing my game.”
Even when Gahr backed Casper into a corner, she did not falter under the pressure.
“They scored three runs one inning, it was bases loaded and no outs, but I had trust in my defense,” Casper said. “They’ve gotten me out of spots like that before.”
Although Gahr had not lost entering Tuesday, St. Lucy’s approached the Gladiators like they were just another opponent.
“We’re use to it,” Casper said. “With the league we play in, we have such intensity with Etiwanda, Upland and Chino Hills. So it just feels like another win in league honestly.”

Wilson 3, Santa Paula 1 — Elena Bahimtewa pitched a complete game, striking out four, improving her record to 8-3 and went 2 for 3 with a triple for the Wildcats (16-10-2) in the Division 6 second-round victory. Manelle Meono went 1 for 1, with a triple, a pair of walks, two runs scored and three stolen bases and Mia Ayala drove in the go-ahead run for Wilson. The Wildcats will face Harvard Westlake in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Salgado’s grand slam lifts Charter Oak to victory: There’s no sense playing with words, Charter Oak freshman Morgan Salgado is a beast at the plate, and she delivered like one in the third inning against Upland on Tuesday, belting a two-out grand slam to center that turned a two-run deficit into a two-run lead, and was the difference in the Chargers’ 8-7 victory over Upland in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 softball playoffs.
Charter Oak advances to Thursday’s quarterfinals where it will host Dana Hills, a 1-0 upset winner over third-seed Rio Mesa. The home run was Salgado’s fifth to go with her 24 RBIs.
“Being a freshman and being able to do that is really exciting,” Salgado said. “I was looking for an inside pitch and it was literally right down the middle and I swang and it went over. Incredible.”

Los Altos keeps on rolling: Dominant is the only way to describe the performance of Savannah Diederich on Tuesday afternoon.
The Los Altos junior pitched a two-hitter, struck out 13 batters and knocked in two runs with a double and a home run to lead the Conquerors to an 8-0 win over Crescenta Valley in a CIF-Southern Section Division 3 second-round softball game.
The third-seeded Conquerors (24-6) will travel to Ayala for a quarterfinal game at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday. It is the Conquerors’ first appearance in the quarterfinals since 2009.

Tuesday’s second round results
Division 1

Pacifica 3, South Hills 0
Division 2
St. Lucy’s 10, Gahr 4
Charter Oak 8, Upland 7
Division 3
Los Altos 8, Crescenta Valley 0
Division 4
Montclair 12, Arroyo 1
Division 5
South El Monte 5, Barstow 2
Division 6
Wilson 3, Santa Paula 1
Culver City 7, Azusa 2
Division 7
Mountain View 10, Animo Leadership 0

Thursday’s quarterfinals
All games start at 3:15 p.m.
Division 2

Dana Hills at Charter Oak
Villa Park at St. Lucy’s
Division 3
Los Altos at Ayala
Division 5
Heritage Christian at South El Monte
Division 6
Harvard-Westlake at Wilson
Division 7
Mountain View at Century

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Baseball second round; quarterfinal matchups

Tuesday’s second round

Division 1
J.W. North 10, No. 4 South Hills 8
No. 2 El Toro 3, Bishop Amat 2

Division 2
Glendora 3, Rio Mesa 2
Palm Desert 4, La Mirada 3

Division 3
Walnut 7, Sierra Canyon 3
Don Lugo 2, Santa Fe 1
No. 2 Righetti 3, Charter Oak 2

Division 4
Wilson 1, Santa Ynez 0 (9 innings)
No. 4 Nogales 10, Serra 8
Victor Valley 4, Sonora 3
No. 2 Maranatha 5, Alhambra 3

Division 5
No. 2 La Canada 6, Templeton 0

Division 6
No. 1 Rancho Christian 6, El Monte 4
Southlands Christian 5, Twentynine Palms 2
Malibu 3, No. 3 Pasadena Poly 0

Division 7
Gladstone 3, Joshua Springs 2

Quarterfinals: Friday

Division 2
Glendora (26-6) at St. John Bosco (26-7)

Division 3
El Segundo (27-6) at No. 4 Walnut (21-8)

Division 4
No. 1 Tahquitz (22-5) at Wilson (17-8)
No. 4 Capistrano Valley Christian (19-7) at Nogales (26-2)
Victor Valley (19-11) vs. No. 2 Maranatha (22-7) at Brookside Park

Division 5
No. 2 La Canada (23-5) at Campbell Hall (18-8-1)

Division 6
No. 1 Rancho Christian (24-3-1) at Southlands Christian (18-7)

Division 7
Gladstone (14-10) at No. 3 Arrowhead Christian (15-7-1)

Semifinals: Tuesday
Final: June 2

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Softball second round; quarterfinal matchups

Second round: Tuesday

Division 1
Pacifica (GG) 3, South Hills 0
Santiago (C) 3, La Habra 1

Division 2
St. Lucy’s 10, No. 1 Gahr 4
Charter Oak 8, Upland 7

Division 3
Los Altos 8, Ayala 0
Patriot 4, La Mirada 3

Division 4
Beaumont 13, Whittier 12
Montclair 12, Arroyo 1

Division 5
West Torrance 3, Alverno 1
South El Monte 5, Barstow 2

Division 6
No. 1 Sierra Canyon 10, Pasadena Poly 0 (5 innings)
Wilson 3, No. 4 Santa Paula 1
No. 3 St. Anthony 5, Whittier Christian 3
Schurr 4, Santiago (GG) 3
Culver City 7, Azusa 2

Division 7
No. 1 Village Christian 11, Ramona Convent 0
Carnegie (R) 3, Mayfield 0
Mountain View 10, Animo Leadership 0

Quarterfinals: Thursday
3 p.m. unless noted

Division 2
Villa Park (23-8) at St. Lucy’s (18-6)
Dana Hills (18-11) at Charter Oak (20-6)

Division 3
No. 3 Los Altos (23-6) at Ayala (24-9)

Division 5
Heritage Christian (22-4) at South El Monte (24-5)

Division 6
Harvard-Westlake (15-11) at Wilson (16-10-2)
No. 2 Notre Dame (16-9) at Schurr (21-3-1)

Division 7
No. 4 Mountain View (19-6) at Century (18-9-2)

Semifinals: Tuesday
Finals: June 2

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