Search:

Division 6 final preview: CVC vs. Desert Christian

OCVARSITY.COM

CIF-SS BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

DIVISION 6

DESERT CHRISTIAN OF LANCASTER (24-3) VS. CAPISTRANO VALLEY CHRISTIAN (24-6)

Site, date, time: UC Riverside, Saturday, 4 p.m.

Admission: $9 adults, $5 for students with valid student identification, $5 for children 13 and younger.

Parking: Free

How they got there: Desert Christian, champion of the Desert Mountain League, def. Rosamond, 20-5, in the first round; Cal Lutheran, 17-1, in the second round; Santa Clara, 2-1, in the quarterfinals; Desert Academy of Bermuda Dunes, 8-7, in the semifinals. Capistrano Valley Christian, champion of the San Joaquin League, def. Chadwick of Palos Verdes Peninsula, 18-0, in the first round; Vasquez of Acton, 19-4, in the second round; Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth, 6-1, in the quarterfinals; St. Margaret's, 6-5, in the semifinals.

Outlook: Desert Christian's Knights reached the 2010 Division 6 final, in which they lost to Oxford Academy. They went 12-0 in the Desert Mountain League and have won 13 games in a row.

Capistrano Valley Christian's Eagles are in a CIF-SS baseball championship game for the first time. They take a 13-game winning streak into the Division 6 final.

Parker Coss is batting .417 with a team-high 31 RBIs. He averaged 18 points a game for the school's basketball team this past winter.

Left-handed pitcher Sam Eichler is 10-2 with a 0.65 ERA and 120 strikeouts in 751/3 innings and is batting .311 with 18 RBIs. He is one of only three seniors in the projected starting lineup for the Division 6 final.

Capistrano Valley Christian coach Clemente Bonilla said the Knights are similar to Capo Valley Christian.

"They're a good defensive team, and like us they can compete with higher division schools."

Capo Valley Christian beat La Quinta and lost by one run to Golden West League champion Westminster.

Projected starting lineups

Desert Christian

Kiel Alcarez, Sr., CF
Chance Gusbeth, Sr., SS
Brett Baughman, Sr., C
Justin Tilton, Jr., P
Jared Nunez, Jr., 3B
Tyler Broulic, Sr., RF
Micah Atkerson, Fr., LF
Chris Bradley, So., 2B
Shane Nelson, Sr., 1B

Capistrano Valley Christian

Jacen Carpenter, Sr., 1B
Kyle Pickell, Sr., 2B
Parker Coss, So., 3B
Daniel French, Jr., LF
Eric Fukuda, So., RF
Aaron Anast, Jr., SS
Sam Eichler, Sr., P
Andre Anderson, Fr., DH/Zach Anast, Fr., C
Jacob Upton, Jr., OF


See archived 'Sports' stories »
 
Ads by Google


Varsity sites:
LA
|
IE
|
SoCalVarsity.com
ADVERTISEMENT 
Search Players


ADVERTISEMENT 
Football:

Whittier 15, Sonora 41 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

El Toro 51, La Habra 35 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Bishop Amat 21, Santa Margarita 26 - 04:09 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Aliso Niguel 45, Marina 28 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Fullerton 34, Kennedy 7 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Liberty/Bakersfield 6, Mission Viejo 7 - 11:27 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Rancho Alamitos 34, Loara 18 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

JSerra 40, Long Beach Cabrillo 0 - 01:47 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Saddleback 0, Aquinas 22 - 01:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Canyon 7, Troy 34 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed