St. Paul, La Serna, one more time

St. Paul and La Serna high school will play this weekend for the CIF Southern Division championships in their respective sports.

St. Paul used a bases-loaded base-on-balls in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat visiting Paraclete, 6-5, in a Division V baseball semifinal game Tuesday.

The Swordsmen will play Bishop Amat, a 17-8 winner over Bishop Montgomery, in Saturday’s 7 p.m. championship game at UC Riverside.

Southern Section Championships

Thursday at Dodger Stadium
Div. III: South Hills (23-5) vs. #2 Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (26-4), 4:30 p.m.
Div. II: #1 Redlands East Valley (26-3) vs. El Toro (24-7), 7:30 p.m.

Friday at Dodger Stadium
Div. IV: #1 Northview (25-4) vs. Diamond Ranch (17-11), 4:30 p.m.
Div. I: #4 Simi Valley (24-8) vs. Wilson/Norco winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday at UC Riverside
Div. VII: Upland Christian (19-10) vs. Avalon (15-10), noon
Div. VI: #1 San Jacinto (21-8) vs. Maranatha (18-10-1), 3:30 p.m.
Div. V: #1 Bishop Amat (26-4) vs. #3 St. Paul (22-11-1), 7 p.m.

La Serna, which stunned Division III’s No. 1 seed Crescenta Valley, 3-2, in a softball semifinal Tuesday, advances to the title game to be played either Friday or Saturday at Deanna Manning Stadium in Barber Park in Irvine.
The softball playoff schedule will be posted later this week.

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