Every Freeway and Sea View League team in the CIF-SS baseball playoffs advanced to the second round.
From the Freeway League, Sonora, Troy and Sunny Hills still are playing in Division 4. Sunny Hills had to win a wild-card round game to get to the first round.
From the Sea View League, San Clemente, Mission Viejo and Trabuco Hill
O.C. TOP 10
REGISTER MEDIA POLL
(Records through Monday)
1. JSerra, 26-4-1 (50 poll points)
Lions, top-seeded in Division 1, opened playoffs with 8-3 win over Temecula Valley
2. Huntington Beach, 22-8 (45)
Oilers, second-seeded in Division 1, started playoffs wit
Nick Sprengel El Dorado The senior left-hander pitched a two-hitter in the Golden Hawks’ 6-0 win over Tustin in a Division 1 first-round playoff game. Sprengel, who signed with University of San Diego, struck out 11 with one walk. He is 10-1 with a 1.36 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 662/3 innings.
San Juan Hills
The left-handed pitcher appeared in eight games for the Stallions and recorded a 2.03 ERA. He is enrolled in three AP classes (statistics, chemistry and literature). Lanigan is a member of the board for his school’s Rotary Interact
Updated schedule for the CIF-SS baseball playoffs.
See below for scores from the Friday and Saturday games.
DIVISION 1Second round, Tuesday, 3:15 p.m. unless notedFountain Valley at JSerraHart at Calab
Only one coin flip was needed Saturday to determine a home team in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Divison 1 playoffs.
JSerra won the flip, but still did not get exactly the type of home game it wanted.
The Lions have played at night for the large majority of its home games at its on-campus field. For their second-ro
SANTA ANA - Vince Brown has been coaching baseball a long time. He knows how difficult the playoffs can be. “There are a lot of good teams sitting around right now who’ve just called it a year,” Brown said, “and they’re talking about ‘what if’ and ‘what could have.’” Brown
SAN CLEMENTE - It had been nearly three weeks since San Clemente's offense had experienced a power surge.
While five runs was enough to make starting pitcher Andre Pallante feel at ease on the mound, San Clemente was hungry for more.
The Tritons scored seven runs in the sixth inning to turn a three-run lead into a 12-2 rou
ANAHEIM — Ocean View took the field Friday afternoon facing a fair amount of pressure. After losing in the wild-card round last season, and with most of last year’s roster returning, the Seahawks were trying to avoid another early-round loss.
Raising the stakes even higher was the fact the Seahawks were playing at Angel Stadi
MISSION VIEJO - In the playoffs, all that matters is winning.
Whether it’s scratching out a few runs, getting a big lead or holding on late, the victory is what counts.
The Mission Viejo baseball team experienced all of that in its CIF-SS Division 2 first-round game on Friday.
Behind a complete game by pitcher Pa
MONTEBELLO - Troy saved its best for last in a 6-2 victory over Montebello in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 4 baseball playoffs Friday.
Trailing 2-0, the Warriors scored once in the fifth inning, four times in the sixth and added a run in the seventh for their first playoff win since 2011.
Troy coach David Shirota
IRVINE - There were lots of great catches, close plays and line drives, and even a disputed call through the first 9 2/3 innings of a CIF-SS Division 3 first-round baseball playoff between Segerstrom and Beckman on Thursday.
But after all that, it was a bad-hop single that ended the thrilling playoff game.
Beckman’s No. 9 h
Hits weren’t producing runs, so Fountain Valley had to find another way to score. Fountain Valley beat El Modena, 1-0, on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday in a CIF-Southern Section Division 1 first-round playoff game. Fountain Valley (21-10) will play top-seeded JSerra (26-4-1) in the second roun
Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record, Podcast Week!
On this third and final installment, OCVarsity's Brian Whitehead is joined by Nate Percy to break down the baseball playoffs and tie a bow on OCVarsity On the Record, Podcast Week.
The guys believe JSerra will advance to the Division 1 semifinals, butwill Huntin
Sunny Hills played in five one-run games in the Freeway League. They won four of them.
The Lancers did not have to sweat out a tight game Wednesday. They took a big, early lead to beat Godinez, 12-2, in a CIF-SS Division 4 wild-card game at Sunny Hills.
Sunny Hills (17-9) will play at third-seeded Don Lugo of Chino (19-6) in a fi
Welcome back and to a very special week of OCVarsity On the Record podcasts!
On this week's first installment, on the eve of the volleyball semifinals, Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun break down the brackets, remaining teams. Will Huntington Beach win its third straight CIF title? Will Saddleback Valley Christi
IRVINE - Northwood pitcher Brandon Kim picked quite a time for his first career no-hitter.
Kim pulled off the feat Tuesday afternoon, leading the Timberwolves to a 10-0 victory over Los Altos of Hacienda Heights in a CIF-SS Division 3 wild-card playoff game at Northwood.
The senior struck out nine and pitched to just one b
SANTA ANA - When the CIF-SS baseball brackets were released, the eyes of some widened as they stumbled across the wild-card matchup of two formidable baseball programs.
Mater Dei versus Harvard-Westlake of Studio City had been a budding nonleague rivalry for a few seasons, and their postseason rendition Tuesday did not disappoint.
SANTA ANA - The team that makes the fewest mistakes wins in just about every game in every sport.
It is perhaps most evident in high school baseball playoffs.
Segerstrom took advantage of the opponent’s mishaps at the most crucial time to do so, scoring in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Santiago, 2-1, on Tuesday i
Last year, I correctly predicted the champion in only one of the seven CIF-Southern Section baseball playoff divisions.
I learned how DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard feel when they are shooting freethrows.
They get hacked; I’m a hack. They keep missing free throws; I keep misfiring on playoff predictions.