Baseball playoffs: Fryer breaks down Division 3


Fryer breaks down the baseball playoffs

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2014 champion: Bishop Amat of La Puente

Top four seeded teams: 1. San Dimas (28-0); 2. Palm Desert (18-7); 3. Paloma Valley (18-8); 4. Temescal Canyon (21-5).

O.C. teams: Beckman (17-9); Corona del Mar (17-9); Garden Grove (15-8); Northwood (14-12); Ocean View (17-9); Orange (18-6-1); Rancho Alamitos (19-8); Santiago (11-9); Segerstrom (14-11).

Analysis: San Dimas is the No. 1 team in the California top 20 compiled by and in’s national rankings. The county team with the best chance of winning this division might be Beckman. The Patriots are champions of a very good league, the Pacific Coast. Beckman pitcher Adam Lamar is 8-2 with a 1.65 ERA. Junior infielder Tyler Geurts is batting .364 with 16 RBIs. Ocean View is in a tough part of the bracket, with a second-round game against second-seeded Palm Desert of the Seahawks beat Lancaster in a first-round home game Thursday and Palm Desert also advances. Ocean View junior pitcher Braydon Salzman is 8-2 with a 1.40 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 50 innings. Corona del Mar finished second in the Pacific Coast League and has a standout junior pitcher -- Evan Larsen, who is 9-3 with a 0.83 ERA. The Garden Grove League was as competitively balanced as it has been in years. The league champ, Garden Grove, is sitting right next to San Dimas in the bracket and has to play a good Orange team in the first round. Garden Grove League No. 3 team Santiago plays at Golden West No. 3 Segerstrom in the wild-card round Tuesday in what could be one of the county’s better games that day.

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