Baseball/ Jun 20 2021

Royal Defeats Rancho Cucamonga, 3-2, in CIF D-4 Championship; Missed Opportunities Prove Costly For Cougars

Photos by Adan Jaime Baseball: It’s not so much the fact that Royal defeated Rancho Cucamonga, 3-2, in the CIF-SS Division 4 championship game that will bother the Cougars the most. It’s  more likely the way they lost that had to sting this proud and accomplished program. The Cougars had 14 base runners and scored […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 20 2021

Arcadia’s Mikey Easter & Casey Spencer Named Pacific League’s Player & Pitcher of the Year

All-Pacific League: Player of the Year: Mikey Easter (Arcadia) Pitcher of the Year:  Casey Spencer (Arcadia) First Team: Alex Dolan, Arcadia Brandon Nguyen, Arcadia Julian Eskridge, Arcadia Jameson Ferraro, CV Luca Cuneeo, CV Daniel Neria, Burbank Ryan King, Burbank Aiden Cremarosa, Burroughs Benjamin Griffith, Pasadena Milan Bugarin, Glendale Second Team: Matthew McIntire, Arcadia Ari Nurhadi, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 16 2021

JSerra’s 10 Extra-Base Hits Leads Lions to 11-7 Victory Over Ayala in CIF-SS Division 1 Semifinal

Photos by Josh Thompson of Champion Newspapers Baseball: It took the top-ranked team in CIF-SS Division 1 to end Ayala’s title quest. JSerra scored six seventh-inning runs to pull away from the Bulldogs, 11-7, in Tuesday’s D-1 semifinal. The Lions hit three home runs and 10 of their 12 hits were of the extra-base variety. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 16 2021

Top-Seeded Thousand Oaks Pulls Away From Bonita Late; Lancers Defeat Bearcats, 10-3, in D-2 Semifinal

Baseball: Through the first four innings of Tuesday’s CIF-SS Division 2 semifinal, Bonita held a one-run lead over top-seeded Thousand Oaks. The Lancers, though, scored eight runs over the final three innings and left La Verne with a 10-3 victory. Edrian Rangel got the loss after allowing eight runs on nine hits over his 5 […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 15 2021

Nick Sanchez Throws 4-Hit Shutout & Strikes Out 8; RCHS Defeats No. 1 Seeded Murrieta Mesa, 2-0, in D-4 Semifinals

Baseball: A famous professional wrestler had a saying that went “to be the man, you’ve got to beat the man.” And while that’s a staged event, what the Rancho Cucamonga baseball program did on Tuesday was very real. The Cougars defeated top-seeded Murrieta Mesa, 2-0, in the semifinal round of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 15 2021

CIF-SS Semifinal Preview: Ayala, Bonita & Rancho Cucamonga Host No. 1 Seeds JSerra, Thousand Oaks & Murrieta Mesa

Baseball: And then there were three. Eighty-five days after the baseball season started, Ayala, Bonita and Rancho Cucamonga are this site’s final three programs remaining in the CIF-SS playoffs. The Bulldogs, Bearcats and Cougars each host the No. 1 seeds in Division 1, 2 & 4, respectively, in Tuesday’s semifinal round. RCHS has moved their […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 13 2021

Bonita Qualifies For State Tournament After 7-4 Victory at Los Alamitos; Bearcats Making First Trip in School History

Baseball: When Bonita scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning on Saturday afternoon, it turns out the benefit was more than just extending their season. The Bearcats claimed a 7-4 victory at Los Alamitos in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs. When Bonita coach Ryan Marcos got back to […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 12 2021

Three Outs From Season-Ending Loss, Bonita Rallies For Six Seventh-Inning Runs & Defeats Los Alamitos, 7-4, on Saturday

Baseball: Bonita found itself trailing 2-1 in the top of the seventh inning on Saturday afternoon. The Bearcats were 38 miles from home and just three outs away from a season-ending, CIF-SS Division 2 quarterfinal defeat at Los Alamitos High School. Bonita, though, stepped up big time, scoring six runs in the top of the […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 12 2021

Friday’s Quarterfinal Scores & Tuesday’s Semifinal Schedule

Baseball: Division 1 Scores: Ayala 7, Corona 3 JSerra 7, Yucaipa 1 Orange Lutheran 2, Bishop Amat 1 Harvard Westlake 11, Cypress 4 Tuesday’s Semifinals: JSerra at Ayala Orange Lutheran at Harvard Westlake Division 2 Scores: Thousand Oaks 12, San Dimas 1 Bonita at Los Alamitos today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. Camarillo 6, Yorba Linda […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 12 2021

Roc Riggio Hits 3 HR’s & Drives in 6 Runs; Top-Seeded Thousand Oaks Defeats San Dimas, 12-1, in D-2 Quarterfinal

Baseball: Roc Riggio isn’t going to win any popularity contests at San Dimas High School. The Thousand Oaks slugger walked, homered three times and drove in six runs in the Lancers 12-1 thumping of the Saints in the D-2 quarterfinals. Matt Romero went five innings and was charged with six runs on 10 hits. He […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 12 2021

Top-Ranked Murrieta Mesa Ends Monrovia’s Season; Rams Defeat Wildcats, 6-2, in Friday’s D-4 Quarterfinal

Baseball: A pretty remarkable 2021 season finally ended for the Monrovia baseball program. And it took the No. 1 seed in Division 4 to do it. Murrieta Mesa defeated the Wildcats, 6-2, in the quarterfinal round. Jhayden Raineri remained unbeaten after going seven strong innings to pick up the win. Raineri allowed two runs on […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 12 2021

Jacob Billings Throws 3-Hit Shutout & Strikes Out 6; RCHS Earns 4-0 Road Victory Over Downey in D-4 Quarterfinals

Baseball: At first glance, Jacob Billings isn’t an imposing figure. In fact, he looks like someone you might see walking out of the ocean with a surfboard in his arms. But make no mistake about it, when he’s on the mound, Jacob Billings pitches like a grown man. And Friday was just another example of […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 12 2021

Ayala Falls Behind Early, But Rallies For 7-3 Victory at Corona in Quarterfinal Round of CIF D-1 Playoffs

Photos by Tara Masucci Baseball: Finally, their critics got it right. Ayala’s depleted pitching staff was going to fail in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs. The Bulldogs even fell behind, 3-0, at Corona, just two innings into Friday’s contest. For the third time this season, however, the Bulldogs rallied from an […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 12 2021

Royal Edges Charter Oak, 3-2, in Friday’s CIF-SS Division 4 Quarterfinal; Chargers Out-Hit Highlanders, 12-8

Baseball: The bats of Troy May and Luke Piazza proved to be just enough for Royal to edge Charter Oak, 3-2, in Friday’s quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs. The Chargers actually out-hit the Highlanders, 12-8, but it’s Royal that’s moving on to the semifinals. Chris Ceballos got the loss after allowing three […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 11 2021

Comparing Statistics For All Six CIF-SS Quarterfinal Round Playoff Games

Baseball: By the Numbers: Division 1: Ayala (23-2) at Corona (21-8) Runs For/Against: Corona (186-115); Ayala (246-84) League: Corona (second in Big 8); Ayala (first in Palomares) First Round Scores: Ayala 3, Beckman 2; Corona 13, Redondo Union 4 Second Round: Ayala 3, Notre Dame 2; Corona 4, Huntington Beach 3 Division 2: Thousand Oaks […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 10 2021

San Dimas Rallies Late For 6-5 Victory Over Maranatha in Second Round of CIF-SS Division 2 Playoffs

Baseball: San Dimas could not have been more elated after coming back from a 5-1 deficit in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs. The Saints scored once in the top of the fourth, twice in the fifth and got three runs in the sixth inning to defeat Maranatha, 6-5, at Brookside Park […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 09 2021

Tuesday’s CIF-SS Second Round Baseball Scores & Friday’s Quarterfinal Schedule

Editors Note: There are a few games that CIF has yet to assign a home team, so if it says “vs” as opposed to “at” in the schedule, you’ll know what it means. Tuesday’s CIF-SS Baseball Playoff Scores: Division 1 Scores: JSerra 4, Capistrano Valley 0 Yucaipa 9, Damien 7 Corona 4, Huntington Beach 3 […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 09 2021

North Torrance Bats Come Alive in Tuesday’s 10-6 Victory Over Flintridge Prep in Second Round of D-6 Playoffs

Baseball: North Torrance scored in six of their seven innings on Tuesday, and defeated Flintridge Prep, 10-6, in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 6 playoffs. The Saxons got three runs off Max Brunngraber in the first inning, and they would never trail. Delshaun Lanier walked, doubled twice, scored three runs and drove in […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 09 2021

Jayden Lopez Goes 3-for-4 & Drives in 3 Runs; Rancho Cucamonga Defeats La Sierra, 5-4, in D-4 Second Round

Baseball: And then there was one Baseline League team remaining in the CIF-SS baseball playoffs. Rancho Cucamonga used three pitchers to edge a very scrappy La Sierra team, 5-4, in Tuesday’s second round of the D-4 playoffs. Nicolas Sanchez earned the win, going 3 1/3 innings and allowing two runs on two hits. He walked […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 09 2021

Chantz Powers Throws 4-Hit Shutout & Strikes Out 8; Monrovia Defeats Grace Brethren, 3-0, in 2nd Round of D-4 Playoffs

Baseball: Monrovia opened the playoffs last Friday with a seven-run victory over Alhambra, as Coleman Mitchell shut out the Moors and struck out 10. On Tuesday, Chantz Powers got the ball from skipper Brad Blackmore, and the Wildcats’ senior didn’t waste his opportunity to dominate. Powers threw a four-hit shutout in Monrovia’s 3-0 victory over […]

By Brian Baiotto