Bonita's still alive! 5-2 win over Cajon!
— Bonita Baseball (@bonita_baseball) May 24, 2015
DAMIEN STUNNER: In the shocker of all shockers, Damien rallied with two runs in the seventh inning to stun third-seed Glendora 8-7 in the first round of the Division 2 playoffs. It was tied 6-6 going to the seventh, Damien scored twice to go up 8-6 and Glendora tried to rally back, scoring to make it 8-7 with runners on second and third with two outs, but Damien got out of it to complete the miracle comeback. Damien, which needed to win a wild card on Wednesday just to get here, trailed 6-1 in the third against Tartans ace Austin Isenhart and somehow rallied back. Incredible. Call it the magic of first-year Spartans coach Andy Nieto, who won his fourth championship last year with Bishop Amat. With South Hills also losing, if Bonita doesn’t beat Cajon on Saturday, the Palomares will have gone 0-3 while the Baseline goes 3-0. Another wow.
SOUTH HILLS KNOCKED OUT — South Hills’ futile offense caught up with it in a 4-1 loss to Rio Mesa in Friday’s Division 2 first round game. The fourth-seed Huskies entered the seventh trailing 4-0 with only one hit off Rio Mesa pitcher Jacob Flores. The Huskies tried to rally, managing two hits in the seventh and getting a walk with the bases loaded to break the shutout and bring the go-ahead run to the plate, but a pop out ended the game.South Hills pitcher Gavin Velasquez was cruising along and got the first two outs in the sixth, but after back-to-back walks he was pulled and the rally continued with three hits and four runs — all with two outs.
Friday’s first round
Rio Mesa 4, Damien 1
Damien 8, Glendora 7
Saturday’s first round
Bonita 5, Cajon 2