CIF-SS BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
La Mirada (24-5) at Palm Desert (20-7) >> The Matadores, who advanced to the quarterfinals last season, have a tough task against traditional power Palm Desert.
La Mirada, which beat Temescal Canyon (6-3) in the first round, is led by pitcher Eddie Salcido (10-2), shortstop Kevin Kendall (.411 batting average, 11 RBIs) and outfielder RJ Lan (.419, 22 RBIs).
Palm Desert beat Kaiser 3-2 in 14 innings in the first round.
Don Lugo (24-4-1) at Santa Fe (19-12) >> The Chiefs survived a first-round road trip to Torrance and get the No. 3 Conquistadores as their reward.
Santa Fe, which has won 14 out of its last 16 games, is led by seniors Isaiah Gonzalez (.397, 19 RBIs) and Alonso Guzman (.354, 15 RBIs).
Don Lugo routed Cajon 13-1 in the first round.
Victor Valley (16-10-2) at Sonora (19-11) >> The Raiders, who won six of their last nine regular-season games to take second in the Freeway League, are led by Isaac Ramirez (.357, 22 RBIs) and Dylan Villalobos (.322, 13 RBIs). Sonora edged Sierra Vista 2-1 in the first round.
Victor Valley advanced with a 7-3 win over Shadow Hills.