Updated info: 2016 San Gabriel Valley Softball All-Star Games

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By Garrett Fisch

It is that time of year again where the best softball players in the San Gabriel Valley will get to display their skills in front of their family, friends, and fans. This year’s San Gabriel Valley Softball All-Star Games will be held at Citrus College on June 6th and will include an Underclassmen Game at 5:00 PM and a Senior Game at 7:00 PM. Access to the field will be open to all players starting at 3:30 PM. All players will be able to use the batting cages for pre-game warmups. There will not be any restrictions regarding batting practice.

Pictures will be held at South Hills High School on May 27th at 5:00 PM. Players will be taking pictures and completing some paperwork. There will be a Senior picture, an Underclassmen picture, and a picture with all the players. Players on the North team will be wearing white jerseys while pllayers on the South will be wearing their colored jerseys (purple, blue, red, yellow etc). Players from each high school should match no matter what game that they are playing in. Players will get commemorative 2016 San Gabriel Valley All-Star Game t-shirts as a thank-you for participating in the festivities.

A first pitch will be thrown out before the Underclassmen Game at 5:00 PM by Diamond Bar High School alum and current University of Hawaii at Hilo pitcher Danielle Wilson. An additional first pitch will be thrown out before the Senior Game at 7:00 PM by Diamond Bar High School and University of California, Berkeley alum Brittany LaRosa.

There will be a $5 entrance fee to help offset facility fees.

If there are any questions regarding the All-Star Games, please contact Garrett Fisch at “sgvsoftballallstars@gmail.com”. For any and all information regarding the All-Star game (including live updates from the game) please follow @DBHS_softball on Twitter.

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Thursday Recap: Edgewood’s Kennedy Cuevas strikes out 11 in CIF-SS Div. 5 first-round win

If you have any scores or stats from any local high school sporting events call them into the desk at 626-544-0992 or 0991 or scores@SGVN

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Edgewood 8, Calvary Chapel 6 — Kennedy Cuevas struck out 11 and was the winning pitcher, and Ciara Granado went 3 for 3 with a homer to lead the Lions (20-1) to the CIF-SS Division 5 first-round win.
Nogales 11, Pomona 2 — Peiu Tafisi was the winning pitcher and had two homers and five RBIs for the Nobles (14-10) in a CIF-SS Division 5 first-round victory. Mia Escobar went 2 for 4 for Nogales.
Chino 5, Rosary Academy 1 — Courtney Springmen was the winning pitcher, Alyssa Gonzalez had a three-run homer and Pearl Barroso had a home run for the Cowgirls (15-10) in a CIF-SS Division 1 first-round win.

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Damien boys volleyball advances to Saturday’s Division 5 championship

damiensDAMIEN ADVANCES TO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FOR SECOND STRAIGHT SEASON: The Damien boys volleyball team knew it had to play better in the CIF Division 5 semifinals on Wednesday than it did four days ago, when it needed five sets to win a quarterfinal.
It did.
The Spartans polished off visiting North Hollywood-Oakwood 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-16) at Travers Cronin Athletic Center to earn a spot in Saturday’s championship match against Laguna Blanca at Cerritos College.
The Spartans (31-7) won their first CIF title a year ago but graduated a setter and their middle hitters. So the chance to be back on center stage again has been rewarding.
“At first we were trying to be last year’s team instead of playing to our strengths this year,” said senior Chris Mercado, one of three returning starters. “We’re a little bit different. Once we started figuring that out, things came together.”

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Baldwin Park, Wilson survive Wednesday’s baseball wild card

Baldwin Park advances in Division 5 wild card: Proving that baseball is a game of inches, cleanup hitter Freddy Quintana’s two-out single drove in Francisco Ruiz with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Baldwin park baseball team a 3-2 win over Twentynine Palms in Wednesday’s CIF-SS Division 5 Wild card game.
The Braves, who won their first playoff game since 2009, will travel to Cabrillo High School in Lompoc for a first round game on Friday.
With two out and two men on base, Quintana hit a fly ball down the right field line. Hunter Tygart, the Wildcats right fielder, was going at full speed when he dove and got the ball in his glove, but the ball popped out when he hit the ground and the Braves started celebrating.

Wilson 4, Palmdale 3 — Matthew Rodriguez pitched a complete game, striking out eight, and had an RBI for the Wildcats (13-7) in a CIF-SS Division 3 wild-card victory. Devin Ramirez went 2 for 2 and Mark Cazares and Matt Orozco both had a hit for Wilson.
Vista del Lago 19, Bassett 7 — Frank Villanueva pitched four innings, striking out five, Matthew Robles went 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI and Ricky Mejia went 2 for 4 with a double for the Olympians (11-11) in a CIF Division 5 wild-card loss.

CIF-Southern Section Playoffs
Wednesday’s Baseball Wild Card
Division 3

Wilson 4, Palmdale 2
Segerstrom 2, Los Altos 1
Division 5
Vista del Lago 22, Bassett 4
Campbell Hall 15, Rosemead 5
Lompoc 7, Azusa 2
Rancho Mirage 10, Mountain View 2
Ontario Christian 11, El Monte 9
Baldwin Park 3, Twentynine Palms 2

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Wednesday’s CIF-SS tennis semifinals

Division 1
Monday’s quarterfinals
San Marino 15, Beckman 3
Wednesday’s semifinals
San Marino 11, Corona del Mar 7
Peninsula 11, University 7
Friday’s finals
At Claremont Club
No. 1 San Marino (21-1) vs. No. 3 Peninsula (22-2), 11:30 a.m.

Division 2
Monday’s quarterfinals
Arcadia 17, Walnut 1
Wednesday’s semifinals
Arcadia 14, West Ranch 4
Crean Lutheran 13, No 4. San Clemente 5
Friday’s finals
At Claremont Club
No. 2 Arcadia (21-0) vs. Crean Lutheran (13-6), 11 a.m.

Division 4
Monday’s quarterfinals
Rowland 10, Rancho Cucamonga 8
Keppel 13, Webb 5
Wednesday’s semifinals
Redlands 15, Rowland 3
Laguna Beach 10, Keppel 8

Division 5
Monday’s quarterfinals
Heritage 12, Arroyo 6
Beaumont 13, Rosemead 5

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Wednesday’s CIF-SS volleyball semifinals

Division 2
Wednesday’s semifinals
Burroughs def. South Pasadena, 25-22, 25-23, 25-11

Division 4
Wednesday’s semifinals
Crean Lutheran def. Flintridge Prep 2-20, 25-23, 25-15

Division 5
Wednesday’s semifinals
Damien def. Oakwood 25-17, 25-17, 25-16
Laguna Blanca def. El Rancho 25-20, 27-25, 25-18
Saturday’s Finals
At Cerritos College
No. 1 Damien (30-7) vs. No. 2 Laguna Blanca (24-3)

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CIF softball wild card: Northview softball makes it look easy with 21-2 victory over Garey

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Northview routs GareyNorthview scored first and never looked back as they beat Garey 21-2 in a CIF Southern Section Division 5 Wild-Card game that was stopped after 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
The mercy rule is invoked in wild-card and first and second round playoff games.
The Vikings (11-13) will travel to five-seed Lompoc for a first-round game on Thursday at 3:15.Senior Monet Manning scored on a two-out RBI double by Britney Orozco to get the scoring started in the bottom of the first inning.Northview sent 11 batters to the plate in the second inning, scoring six runs and putting the game out of reach.

CIF-Southern Section Playoffs
Tuesday’s wild card results
Softball
Division 4

El Monte 5, Lancaster 4
Division 5
Northview 21, Garey 2
Flintridge Sacred Heart 12, Sierra Vista 2

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