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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
El Camino Real earns top seed in City Section baseball playoffs

By Tim Haddock

El Camino Real is the top seed in the City Section Division I baseball playoffs. San Fernando, the reigning City Section champion, is the No. 3 seed.

El Camino Real and Chatsworth shared the West Valley League championship. The Conquistadores won a coin flip last week to determine the top seed in the baseball playoffs. Chatsworth is the No. 2 seed.

Eight teams earned wild-card bids, including Arleta, Granada Hills and Sylmar. The wild-cards games will be played Friday. The first round of the Division I playoffs begin on Tuesday. The championship game will be at Dodger Stadium on June 2. Division I playoff pairings. Game begin on Tuesday:

Marshall or Banning at No. 1 El Camino Real

No. 9 Roosevelt at No. 8 Verdugo Hills

No. 12 Cleveland at No. 5 Kennedy

Garfield or Arleta at No. 4 San Pedro

Granada Hills or Hamilton at No. 3 San Fernando

No. 11 Birmingham at No. 6 Palisades

No. 10 Narbonne at No. 7 Taft

Sylmar or Bell at No. 2 Chatsworth

Division II playoff pairings. Games begin on Tuesday:

No. 16 Reseda or King-Drew at No. 1 South Gate

No. 9 Wilson at No. 8 Huntington Park

No. 12 Locke at No. 5 Maywood

No. 13 Torres or RFK at No. 4 Gardena

No. 14 Franklin or Hollywood at No. 3 North Hollywood

No. 11 Fremont at No. 6 Lincoln

No. 10 Van Nuys at No. 7 Dorsey

No. 15 Los Angeles or Crenshaw at No. 2 University