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Softball playoffs: Who will win Division 4?
OCVarsity takes a close look at the top teams in the CIF-SS Division 4 playoff bracket.
2015 champion: Torrance
Top four seeded teams: 1. North Torrance (24-6-1); 2. Torrance (21-9); No. 3 Dos Pueblos (19-7); No. 4 Buena (18-5)
O.C. teams: Loara (16-10)
Analysis: The Saxons, your Golden West League champs, are the lone county representative in the bracket. Their Golden West League counterparts, Segerstrom and Ocean View, were both bounced in Tuesday’s wildcard round.
Loara will host Apple Valley (15-11) on Thursday, with a win likely setting up a date with third-seeded Dos Pueblos in next week’s second round. Again, another tough draw that could spell trouble for Todd Rolph’s young Saxons squad.
South Bay powers North Torrance and Torrance split their season series in the Pioneer League. The rubber match could very well determine the D4 champ.