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 “firstname.lastname@example.org”. 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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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.
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
Wilson 4, Palmdale 2
Segerstrom 2, Los Altos 1
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
San Marino 15, Beckman 3
San Marino 11, Corona del Mar 7
Peninsula 11, University 7
At Claremont Club
No. 1 San Marino (21-1) vs. No. 3 Peninsula (22-2), 11:30 a.m.
Arcadia 17, Walnut 1
Arcadia 14, West Ranch 4
Crean Lutheran 13, No 4. San Clemente 5
At Claremont Club
No. 2 Arcadia (21-0) vs. Crean Lutheran (13-6), 11 a.m.
Rowland 10, Rancho Cucamonga 8
Keppel 13, Webb 5
Redlands 15, Rowland 3
Laguna Beach 10, Keppel 8
Heritage 12, Arroyo 6
Beaumont 13, Rosemead 5
Burroughs def. South Pasadena, 25-22, 25-23, 25-11
Crean Lutheran def. Flintridge Prep 2-20, 25-23, 25-15
Damien def. Oakwood 25-17, 25-17, 25-16
Laguna Blanca def. El Rancho 25-20, 27-25, 25-18
At Cerritos College
No. 1 Damien (30-7) vs. No. 2 Laguna Blanca (24-3)