LA North: CIF Southern Section baseball playoff pairings

May, 16, 2011
The CIF Southern Section baseball playoffs begin Tuesday with wild-card games. Edison of Huntington Beach earned the top seed in the Division I bracket. Mater Dei of Santa Ana is the second seed. Vista Murrieta is No. 3 and JSerra is No. 4.

Here’s a look at some of the key Division I wild-card matchups of teams in the LA North region:

Wild-card games, Tuesday
El Modena (15-13) at West Ranch (15-10-1)
Senior catcher Chris Barnett leads El Modena in hitting (.380) and doubles (13). He is second on the team with 15 RBIs. The team has hit two home runs all season. Junior first baseman JC Cloney leads West Ranch with four home runs and is second on the team with 15 RBIs. He is hitting .307. Junior Josh Heinz is hitting .362 and leads the team with 16 RBIs.

Millikan (13-16) at Moorpark (17-10)
Millikan junior Jordan Ybarra is hitting .402 and has driven in 33 runs in 29 games. He has 10 doubles, two home runs and scored 24 runs. Moorpark finished in fourth place in the Marmonte League with an 8-6 record. The Musketeers went 6-4 in their last 10 games including wins over Foothill and San Luis Obispo in the San Luis Obispo tournament.

Royal (19-8) at Villa Park (16-13)
Royal junior Justin Greco leads the team with four home runs and 34 RBIs in 27 games. He is hitting .316. Villa Park’s Wyatt Strahan leads the team with three home runs. He has 12 RBIs and is hitting .306. He is also 6-3 with a 1.53 ERA and 45 strikeouts on the mound.

Oxnard Pacifica (12-12) at Norco (18-8)
Pacifica junior Richard Vasquez leads the team with a .424 batting average. Senior outfielder Eric Contreras leads Pacifica with 14 RBIs and is hitting .319. Norco finished in a tie for second place in the Big VIII League with a 9-5 record. The Cougars went 7-3 in their last 10 games of the season and won three in a row against Centennial, Riverside Poly and Corona to close out the regular season.

First round, Friday
Tesoro (18-13) at Westlake (19-8)
Oxnard (20-6) at Dana Hills (17-13-1)
Newbury Park (18-9) at Camarillo (21-4-1)
Los Alamitos (12-13-1) at Hart (20-6)

Wild-card games, Tuesday
A--Chaparral at Corona Santiago
B--Orange Lutheran at Rio Mesa
C--El Modena at West Ranch
D--Millikan at Moorpark
E--Anaheim Canyon at Marina
F--Royal at Villa Park
G--Fountain Valley at St. John Bosco
H--Oxnard Pacifica at Norco
I--Capistrano Valley at Long Beach Poly
J--Corona Centennial at Temecula Valley

First round, Friday
Winner wild-card A at No. 1 Edison
Winner wild-card B at Foothill
Tesoro at Westlake
Winner wild-card C at Lakewood
Winner wild-card D at Valencia
Oxnard at Dana Hills
Winner wild-card E at Riverside North
Great Oak at No. 4 JSerra
Winner wild-card F at No. 3 Vista Murrieta
King at Long Beach Wilson
Winner wild-card G at Simi Valley
Winner wild-card H at El Toro
Newbury Park at Camarillo
Winner wild-card I at Esperanza
Los Alamitos at Hart
Winner wild-card J at No. 2 Mater Dei

Wild-card games, Tuesday
A--Pioneer Valley at Dos Pueblos
B--Miller at Vista del Lago
C--Damien at Redondo
D--Sherman Oaks Notre Dame at Mayfair
E--Pasadena at Placentia Valencia
F--Rancho Verde at South Hills
G--Rancho Cucamonga at Yucaipa
H--Norwalk at Aliso Niguel
I--Hoover at Bellflower
J--Santa Maria St. Joseph at Buena
K--St. Francis at Peninsula
L--Tustin at Etiwanda
M--Palos Verdes at Paso Robles
N--Valley View at Garden Grove Pacifica
O--San Luis Obispo at Alemany
P--La Sierra at Redlands East Valley

First round, Thursday
Winner wild-card A at No. 1 Cypress
Winner wild-card B at Mission Viejo
Winner wild-card C at Glendora
Winner wild-card D at Crescenta Valley
Winner wild-card E at Harvard-Westlake
Winner wild-card F at Arroyo Grande
Winner wild-card G at West Torrance
Winner wild-card H at No. 4 Santa Barbara
Winner wild-card I at No. 3 Redlands
Winner wild-card J at Canyon Springs
Winner wild-card K at Chino Hills
Winner wild-card L at Trabuco Hills
Winner wild-card M at Chaminade
Winner wild-card N at Los Osos
Winner wild-card O at La Mirada
Winner wild-card P at No. 2 Arcadia

Wild-card games, Tuesday
A--Lakeside at Bell Gardens
B--Ocean View at Diamond Bar
C--Palmdale at Downey
D--Irvine University at Santa Fe
E--Walnut at Knight
F--Cajon at Heritage
G--Warren at Westminster La Quinta

First round, Friday
Winner wild-card A at No. 1 Bonita
Northwood at Lancaster
Loara at Gahr
San Gorgonio at Garden Grove
Winner wild-card B at Colton
Paloma Valley at El Rancho
Montebello at Santa Monica
Winner wild-card C at No. 4 Beckman
Winner wild-card D at No. 3 Alhambra
Winner wild-card E at Rancho Alamitos
Culver City at Westminster
Winner wild-card F at Paramount
Hawthorne at Temescal Canyon
Rialto at Los Altos
Whittier at Woodbridge
Winner wild-card G at No. 2 Quartz Hill

Wild-card games, Tuesday
A--Estancia at Anaheim
B--La Canada at Summit
C--Grace Brethren at Northview
D--Baldwin Park at Bishop Montgomery
E--Montclair at Victor Valley
F--Bloomington at Indio
G--South Pasadena at Nordhoff
H--Jurupa Valley at Katella
I--Palm Springs at Chino
J--Nogales at Santa Ana Calvary Chapel
K--North Torrance at Troy
L--Chaffey at Ridgecrest Burroughs

First round, Thursday
Winner wild-card A at No. 1 Palm Desert
La Salle at Covina
Winner wild-card B at Colony
Winner wild-card C at Sonora
Winner wild-card D at Oaks Christian
Winner wild-card E at Savanna
Monrovia at El Segundo
Winner wild-card F at No. 4 Laguna Beach
Winner wild-card G at No. 3 Torrance
La Habra at Don Lugo
Winner wild-card H at Granite Hills
Winner wild-card I at San Dimas
Winner wild-card J at La Quinta
Winner wild-card K at Kaiser
St. Bonaventure at Temple City
Winner wild-card L at No. 2 Bishop Amat

Wild-card games, Tuesday
A--Twentynine Palms at Serrano
B--Azusa at Paraclete
C--Mountain View at Linfield Christian
D--Arrowhead Christian at Maranatha
E--Templeton at Mary Star
F--Aquinas at Shadow Hills
G--El Monte at Gladstone
H--Duarte at Rubidoux

First round, Friday
Winner wild-card A at No. 1 Woodcrest Christian
Gardena Serra at Cerritos Valley Christian
Gabrielino at Lompoc Cabrillo
Winner wild-card B at Hemet
Winner wild-card C at Oak Hills
La Puente at Desert Hot Springs
Winner wild-card D at Citrus Valley
Winner wild-card E at No. 4 Campbell Hall
Winner wild-card F at No. 3 Whittier Christian
Lompoc at Arroyo
Riverside Notre Dame at Montclair Prep
West Valley at Sierra Vista
Winner wild-card G at Nipomo
Sultana at Tahquitz
Ontario Christian at Big Bear
Winner wild-card H at No. 2 Cathedral

Wild-card games, Tuesday
A--Mojave at Excelsior
B--La Verne Lutheran at Avalon
C--Joshua Springs at Boron
D--Yeshiva at Sierra Canyon
E--St. Anthony at Santa Paula
F--Rio Hondo Prep at St. Margaret's
G--Upland Christian at Kern Valley
H--Silver Valley at Bloomington Christian

First round, Thursday
Winner wild-card A at No. 1 Oxford Academy
Buckley at Bishop Diego
Winner wild-card B at Brentwood
Winner wild-card C at Salesian
Flintridge Prep at Vasquez
Southlands Christian at Anza Hamilton
Moreno Valley Calvary Chapel at Academy for Academic Excellence
Winner wild-card D at No. 4 Bishop
Winner wild-card E at No. 3 Lancaster Desert Christian
Rosamond at California Lutheran
Victor Valley Christian at Bermuda Dunes Desert Christian
Winner wild-card F at Viewpoint
Winner wild-card G at Capistrano Valley Christian
Windward at Villanova Prep
Bell-Jeff at Crean Lutheran
Winner wild-card H at No. 2 Pasadena Poly

Wild-card games, Tuesday
A--Southwestern Academy at West Shores
B--Riverside Bethel Christian at Granada Hills Hillcrest Christian
C--Thacher at Lennox Academy
D--Trinity Classical Academy at Coast Union

First round, Friday
Winner wild-card A at No. 1 New Roads
Milken at Pacific Lutheran
Los Angeles Lutheran at North County Christian
Animo Leadership at Temecula Prep
Delphi Academy at Dunn
Weaver at St. Michael's Prep
Academy of Careers and Exploration at Lee Vining
Winner wild-card B at No. 4 Riverside Christian
Winner wild-card C at No. 3 Firebaugh
Tarbut V'Torah at Twin Pines
Santa Maria Valley Christian at New Community Jewish
Public Safety Academy at Nuview Bridge
Cate at St. Monica Academy
Winner wild-card D at Pacifica Christian
Immanuel Christian at Riverside Prep
Shalhevet at No. 2 Rolling Hills Prep

Second round, May 24; quarterfinals, May 27; semifinals, May 31 (Division 1 at Blair Field, Long Beach). Championships in Divisions 2 and 3, June 2 at Dodger Stadium. Championships in Divisions 1 and 4, June 3 at Dodger Stadium. Championships in Divisions 5-7, June 4 at Riverside Sports Complex.



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