2016 San Gabriel Valley Softball All-Star Games

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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 “sgvsoftballallstars@gmail.com”. 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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CIF-SS Playoffs: CSHM advances; Whittier Christian loses; Cal gets a new second-round opponent

By Stephen Ramirez
Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School did not receive a top-four seed for the CIF Southern Section baseball playoffs. But that didn’t stop the Cardinals from playing like one of the top teams in Division 5.
They had that look of an elite squad Friday.
Andrew “Cheese” Quillen gave up seven hits and struck out seven as host CSHM opened the postseason with a 4-1 victory over Ontario Christian.
Jared Thomas and Brandon Rodriguez also had two hits each for the Cardinals, who improved to 25-4. They will travel to Garey, which beat San Marino 4-2, for a second-round game on Tuesday. Ontario Christian, which beat El Monte, 11-9, in the wild-card round on Wednesday, finished 15-14.
“I don’t know how (CIF-SS) seeds those teams, but the fact we beat a couple of those teams that are seeded higher than us, that’s fine,” CSHM coach Larry Patino said. “We work so hard. I call it blinkers on and have my guys just focus on us. The other team has to come across the field and compete against us.
“That’s how we see it. We do have a chip on our shoulder. We play the game really hard, we work really hard and we have a lot of talent here.”
CSHM scored its four runs in the first inning after the first six batters reached safely. Thomas led off with a bunt single and scored on a triple to right-center field by Javy Espinoza. Elijah Vazquez was then hit by a pitch before Zachary Thomas and Quillen followed with consecutive RBI singles. Thomas scored the fourth run on a fielding error.
Quillen took care of the rest. Ontario Christian put its first two batters on, but Quillen then retired nine of the next 10. He threw six shutout innings before giving up a run in the seventh.
“It was huge (to get the early lead),” Quillen said. “A lot of nerves the night before, but I was glad I got it done.
“We came in thinking if we could score seven runs we could win, because no has scored seven runs against us all year. We got the job done.”
Ontario Christian broke up the shut out in the seventh on a leadoff double by Zachary Burroughs and a single by Joshua Mason. Quillen closed the door after inducing a fly out and ground out.
“We came out hyped, hitting the ball all over the field,” Patino said. “(Ontario Christian) came back and battled back and we ended up winning 4-1.
“It was a big hurdle for us to get this win, so hopefully we can keep it rolling.”
Cal gets new second-round opponent
California went to bed Thursday thinking it would travel to Torrance for a second-round Division 4 playoff game next week.
That changed Friday. Fullerton, which lost to Torrance, is now the Condors opponent after Torrance had to forfeit the win for conducting pre-game batting practice, which is a rules violation.
Cal will travel to Fullerton next Tuesday at 3:15 p.m.

Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary 4, Ontario Christian 1
Woodcrest Christian 8, Whittier Christian 0
All games begin at 3:15 p.m.

La Mirada at Rancho Cucamonga
Cal at Fullerton
Santa Fe at Rialto
Apple Valley at El Rancho
Montebello at Century
Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary at Garey

La Habra at Redlands East Valley
Montebello at Silverado

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Friday’s CIF-SS baseball scores

Division 3
Friday’s first round
Redondo 9, Wilson 1
La Salle 8, Rancho Alamitos 3
La Quinta(LQ) 6, Covina 5 (8 innings)
San Dimas 3, Arroyo Grande 2
Walnut 3, La Quinta(W) 1
Bishop Amat 9, Palos Verdes 0

Division 5
Friday’s first round
Woodcrest Christian 8, Whittier Christian 0
Sierra Vista 5, Aquinas 1
Tahquitz 4, Maranatha 3
Monrovia 5, Campbell Hall 0
Cantwell-Sacred Heart 4, Ontario Christian 1
Garey 4, San Marino 2 (10 innings)
Capistrano Valley Christian 1, Temple City 0
Cabrillo(L) 6, Baldwin Park 1

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CIF-SS Playoffs: Cal rallies for 5-4 win over Schurr…La Mirada, Santa Fe, El Rancho, Montebello also advance


WHITTIER >> There’s just no quit in the California High School baseball team.
The Condors, who rallied to earn a share of their fifth consecutive Del Rio League crown, showed their resiliency again on Thursday.
Andres Hernandez singled in the tying and go-ahead runs in the fifth inning and California rallied from a four-run deficit to score a 5-4 victory over Schurr in a CIF Southern Section Division 4 first-round game at Rio Hondo College.
California improved to 19-9 and will travel to Torrance, a 4-1 winner over Fullerton, in the second round on Tuesday. Schurr, which was in the playoffs for the second consecutive season, finished 20-12.
The game was delayed in the fifth inning for about 25 minutes after Cal’s Anthony Vazquez suffered a concussion after being hit in the helmet by a pitched ball. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. Cal coach Tony Nieto said he was alert and talking as he was being treated.
Schurr, getting two hits and two RBIs from Andrew Alvarado, scored a run in the first and three in the third for a 4-0 lead. But Cal chipped away. The Condors cut the deficit to 4-2 on a RBI by Eric Sotelo and a fielding error in the third before rallying for three runs in the fifth.
Rodriguez homered with one out to cut it to 4-3 before Cal loaded the bases on a error, a hit batter and a walk, the latter after the game was delayed 25 minutes when Vazquez was hit.
Hernandez then lined a two-run single for the 5-4 lead.
Cal coach Tony Nieto: “Our team is tough as nails. We’re very resilient. It wasn’t just one guy. You saw Andres Hernandez come through with the big hit; you saw Gilly Rodriguez come through with the big hit and you saw (pitchers Jakob Johnston and Josh Lambert) hold down the fort and get it done. I’m so proud of our guys for not quitting. We could have packed everything up after the 4-0 (deficit). That’s a good team (Schurr) over there. We just had to gut it out.”
Schurr coach Houston Hernandez: “We made too many errors. We didn’t play clean. The injury delay didn’t help our guy (Corona), but it is what it is. They fought back and they pulled it out.”
Cal’s Andres Hernandez: “I knew it was our shot. After what happened to Vazquez, I was telling myself to just do it for Vaz. I was just thinking about doing it for him and got it done.”
— Stephen Ramirez

La Mirada 1, Ayala 0
Cal 5, Schurr 4
El Rancho 4, West Torrance 1
Santa Fe 5, Grace Brethren 0
Montebello 10, Calvary Chapel/SA 1
Kaiser 6, Sonora 5

Ontario Chr. at Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary, 3:15 p.m.
Whittier Chr. at Woodcrest Chr., 3:15 p.m.

La Mirada at Rancho Cucamonga, 3:15 p.m.
Cal at Torrance, 3:15 p.m.
Montebello at Century, 3:15 p.m.
Apple Valley at El Rancho, 3:15 p.m.
Santa Fe vs. Alta Loma/Rialto winner (Friday)

La Habra 10, Arroyo Grando 0
Aliso Niguel 5, Sonora 3
Warren 8, La Serna 3
Alemany 9, Santa Fe 1
Irvine 5, St. Paul 3
Chaminade 3, La Mirada 1
Chaffey 5, Cal 4
Fillmore 10, Schurr 0
Montebello 9, La Quinta 0

La Habra at Redlands East Valley, 3:15 p.m.
Montebello at Silverado, 3:15 p.m.

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Thursday Recap: Santa Fe’s Robert Lucia pitches another no-hitter to advance to the second-round of playoffs

If you have any scores or stats from any local high school sporting events call them into the desk at 626-544-0992 or 0991 or scores@SGVN

Santa Fe 5, Grace Brethren 0 — Robert Lucia pitched a no-hitter, striking out 12 for the Chiefs (17-13) in a CIF-SS Division 4 first-round victory. It was Lucia’s second no-hitter of the season.

Alemany 9, Santa Fe 1 — Jeanelle Medina went 2 for 3 with a double for the Chiefs (16-13) in a CIF-SS Division 3 first-round loss.

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