BIG INNING HELPS WALNUT ADVANCE: Walnut High School’s dream baseball season will continue.
Cody Dye tossed a six-hit shutout and the Mustangs, fresh off winning their first league crown in two decades, took advantage of three infield RBIs in the fifth inning en route to an 8-0 victory over visiting St. Paul in a CIF Southern Section Division 3 game on Thursday.
SAN DIMAS’ LAMBERT THROWS ONE-HITTER: No one will ever accuse San Dimas baseball coach Mike Regan of taking anything for granted.His unbeaten Saints may have been opening the playoffs against a team with a losing record that was only a third-place finisher in its league, but Regan never entertained the thought of going with a pitcher other than his senior ace Peter Lambert.
CIF-SS PLAYOFF RESULTS
Thursday’s first round
San Dimas 9, La Quinta 0
Walnut 8, St. Paul 0
Arroyo Grande 1, Nogales 0
Bishop Amat 7, Palos Verdes 1
Redondo Union 6, Charter Oak 1
Palm Desert 5, Northview 1
Bishop Montgomery 5, Sierra Vista 3, 8 innings
Santa Ynez 7, Azusa 0
Temple City 4, Arroyo 3
Capistrano Valley 9, La Puente 2
Thursday’s first round
Murrieta Valley 2, Los Altos 1
Valencia 2, Charter Oak 1, 8 innings
South Hills 15, Oxnard Pacifica 1
Glendora 4, Paso Robles 1
Yucaipa 10, Bonita 0
Bishop Amat 4, San Jacinto 1
El Segundo 5, South El Monte 2
Santa Monica 10, Arroyo 0
San Dimas 13, Barstow 1
Edgewood 14, Vista Del Lago 2
St. Monica Catholic 11, La Puente 0
Silverado 15, Nogales 0
Montebello 6, Covina 4
Duarte at Moreno Valley
SOUTH HILLS DOMINANT IN WIN: South Hills never let Pacifica of Oxnard get into the game as the Huskies scored five first-inning runs and cruised to a 15-1 five-inning mercy rule win in a CIF-Southern Section Division 2 first-round game on Thursday.
The Huskies (18-7) will play the winner of the Canyon Springs/Villa Park game Tuesday at a site to be determined.
“I told the girls that we needed to dominate early,” Huskies coach Brandon Gonzalez said. “They were never in the game and that’s what you need to do in the playoffs.”
BELOW: Watch South Hills’ Caitlyn VanHemelryck smack a grand slam to give the Huskies a 5-0 lead
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Edgewood 14, Vista Del Lago 2 — Kennedy Cuevas was the winning pitcher and Ciara Granado went 3 for 4 with two homers, a double, six RBIs and three runs scored to lead the Lions (19-0) to the CIF-SS division 5 first-round victory. For Edgewood, Jasmine Coronel went 3 for 3 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored, and Alyssa Yanez and Sammy Alvarado combined to score five runs.
Bishop Amat 4, San Jacinto 1 — Alexis Vargas was the starting pitcher and Samaria Diaz pitched the last three innings, striking out eight to lead the Lancers (18-7) to defeat the Tigers (22-7) in a CIF-SS division 3 first-round victory. Bishop Amat’s Julia Valenzuela went 3 for 3 with an RBI and Alyssa Barrera had a double and an RBI. The Lancers will play at Burbank for the second round on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m.
St. Paul 3, Don Lugo 2 — Gabby Walker was the winning pitcher, and had an RBI single to help lead the Swordsmen (21-6) to advance to the CIF-SS division 3 second-round. Also contributing to St. Paul’s victory were Niko Walker who went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and Taylor Fogle who had an RBI triple. St. Paul will play against Cerritos on Tuesday.
Bishop Amat 7, Palos Verdes 1 — Isaac Esqueda was the winning pitcher, and Clarence Carter, Jayson Gonzalez and Ben Hurst each had two hits for the Lancers (15-12-1) in a CIF-SS division 3 first-round win.
West Covina baseball coach Drew Lorenger announced that he is resigning after a long stint at the school. Co-Athletic Director Brian Barnes said the school is immediately accepting applications to take over head of baseball at West Covina. Those interested should contact Barnes at 626-859-2900, ext. 2975.