Baseball/ Jun 09 2021

Barstow Ends Marshall Fundamental Season; Aztecs Defeat MVL Champs, 9-6, in D-6 Second-Round Game

Thanks to Chris Karp for the photos: Baseball: The 2021 season ended sooner than Marshall Fundamental would have preferred, but a second round defeat in the D-6 playoffs is just one blemish during an historic season for the Eagles. Marshall Fundamental made a 104-mile trip to Barstow and before they could get loose, the Aztecs […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 09 2021

Yucaipa Ends Damien Season on Tuesday; Thunderbirds Defeat Spartans, 9-7, in 2nd Round of D-1 Playoffs

Baseball: Yucaipa got out to an early 5-0 lead and never trailed in Tuesday’s CIF-SS Division 1 second-round game. The Thunderbirds gave up six runs in the final three innings, but held on for a 9-7 victory over visiting Damien. Yucaipa got five runs (three earned) off of Dylan Alanis in two innings and four […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 09 2021

Evan Avitia Walks w/Bases Loaded in Bottom of 7; Charter Oak Defeats Woodbridge, 3-2, in 2nd Round of D-4 Playoffs

Photos by Gwen Pointer Baseball: Don’t look now, but that tough schedule Charter Oak played in the regular season helped prepare the Chargers for the playoffs. And that’s exactly how COHS coach Elias Chavez planned it. After a first-round victory over the Hacienda League champions from Los Altos, Charter Oak knocked off 21-4 Woodbridge by […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 09 2021

Rangel Goes 5 1/3 Scoreless Innings & Mistone Secures Save; Bonita Defeats Ocean View, 3-0, in D-2 Second Round Game

Baseball: For the most part, Bonita has relied heavily on two pitchers (Luke Mistone & Edrian Rangel) for their success in 2021, and they did so again in Tuesday’s second round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs. Edrian Rangel went 5 1/3 scoreless innings to get the win, and Luke Mistone retired the final four […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 07 2021

Every CIF-Southern Section Division 1-7 Playoff Score & Second Round Schedule

Editors Note: The scores and schedule came directly from the CIF-Southern Section website. Most second-round games are set for Tuesday, but because of graduation conflicts, a few games have been or will be adjusted. Baseball: Division 1 Scores: JSerra had a bye Capistrano Valley 8, Chaminade 3 Yucaipa 15, Vista Murrieta 4 Damien 2, South […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 05 2021

Glendora Selects Jerry Lewallen as New Baseball Coach; Former Tartans’ 2-Sport Athlete is ‘Honored & Humbled’

Baseball: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor Glendora has named Jerry Lewallen to be its next baseball coach, the school announced on Saturday afternoon. Lewallen, who will turn 49 on Monday, is a 1990 graduate of GHS. He’ll also remain the school’s athletic director, according to Glendora principal, Matt Brummett. Lewallen played football for Dean Karnoski, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 05 2021

League by League Comparison After First Round of CIF-SS Playoffs; Palomares Goes 3-0

Pictured: Charter Oak’s Chris Ceballos shows his excitement as the Chargers defeated Los Altos, 8-5, on Friday Photo by Gwen Pointer Baseball: Baseline League: (3-1) Damien 2, South Hills 0 Chino Hills 6, Irvine 2 Lakewood 10, Los Osos 3 RCHS 7, El Modena 2 Del Rey League: (1-2) Bishop Amat 7, St. Bonaventure 1 […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 05 2021

Jacob Billings Goes Distance & Strikes Out 12 in Rancho Cucamonga’s 7-2 Victory at El Modena in D-4 First Round Game

Baseball: It seems that every time the Rancho Cucamonga baseball team gets knocked on its butt, they get up and take a step forward. RCHS entered the playoffs after a disappointing three-game sweep at the hands of the Baseline League champions from Damien. The Cougars finished fourth and had to travel to Orange County in […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 05 2021

Travis Delgado Goes Distance & Strikes Out 6; Marshall Fundamental Defeats West Valley, 6-3, in 1st Round of D-6 Playoffs

Photos by Chris Karp & Stephen Delgado Baseball: Travis Delgado was going to make sure Marshall Fundamental had a second-round playoff game next week. Delgado went the distance in the Eagles’ 6-3 victory over West Valley in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 6 playoffs. Delgado allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 05 2021

Luke Mistone Throws 5-Hit Shutout & Strikes Out 8; Bonita Defeats La Quinta, 3-0, in 1st Round of D-2 Playoffs

Baseball: Bonita made a 103-mile drive out to La Quinta in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs. The Bearcats got three runs in the top of the first inning and that’s all Luke Mistone needed. Mistone went the distance, allowing five hits, walking two and striking out eight in the 2-0 victory […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 05 2021

Matt Romero Allows Just 1 Run in 6 Innings & Strikes Out 5; SDHS Defeats Santa Fe, 10-1, in D-2 Opener

Baseball: San Dimas won its 12th consecutive game on Friday. The Saints defeated visiting Santa Fe, 10-1, in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs. Matt Romero went six innings to earn the win. Romero allowed one run and struck out five. Matt DesMarets closed out the victory with a scoreless seventh inning […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 05 2021

Ceballos Allows 1 Earned Run Over 5 2/3 Innings & Strikes Out 8; Charter Oak Defeats Los Altos, 8-5, in D-4 Opener

Photos by Gwen Pointer Baseball: What makes Charter Oak senior Chris Ceballos great is that even when he doesn’t have his best stuff on the mound, or he’s struggling at the plate, he won’t stop fighting until the 21st out is recorded. Ceballos and his defense hit a rocky spot in the bottom of the […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 05 2021

Coleman Mitchell Throws 2-Hit Shutout & Strikes Out 10; Monrovia Defeats Alhambra, 7-0, in D-4 Opener

Baseball: At first glance, there is nothing physically imposing about Monrovia senior Coleman Mitchell. He’s about 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds. But this kid continues to take over games on the mound and even does his part at the plate. In Friday’s 7-0 victory over visiting Alhambra in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 4 […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 04 2021

Spencer Seid Saves Flintridge Prep’s Season w/5 Solid Innings of Relief; Wolves Rally For 8-6 Victory Over Ventura

Baseball: Flintridge Prep was staring straight into the eyes of a season-ending loss on Thursday. The Wolves trailed 5-0 through the first three innings in the CIF-SS Division 5 opener with visiting Ventura. But Prep got four runs in the fourth and sixth innings and staved off elimination with an 8-6 victory. The Cougars got […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 04 2021

Anthony Eyanson Gets Win on Mound & Goes 2-for-4, w/2 RBIs; Lakewood Defeats Los Osos, 10-3, in D-3 Opener

Baseball: Lakewood used a six-run fourth inning to end Los Osos’ season. The Lancers defeated the Grizzlies, 10-3, in Thursday’s first round of the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs. Anthony Eyanson earned the win by going five innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits. He walked one and struck out five LOHS batters. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 04 2021

Ayala Gets 3-2, Walk-Off Victory Over Beckman in D-1 Opener; Cole Koniarsky Goes 4-for-4 & Breaks Career Hits Record

Baseball: It was a pretty special Thursday for the Ayala baseball program. The Bulldogs got a walk-off, 3-2 win over Beckman in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs, and Cole Koniarsky broke the school’s career hits record and scored the game-winning run. With the game tied at 2-2 in the bottom of […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 04 2021

Alec Beck Goes 6 1/3 Scoreless Innings to Lead Damien to a 2-0 Victory Over South Hills in D-1 Opener

Baseball: Alec Beck looked like a savvy veteran on the mound Thursday afternoon. The Damien senior went 6 1/3 scoreless innings to lead the Spartans to a 2-0 victory over South Hills in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs. Beck’s defense helped him out by turning three double plays. Beck scattered four […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jun 03 2021

Julian Eskridge Gives Gutsy Performance on Mound & Arcadia Bats Rally For 7-5 Victory Over Dana Hills in 1st Round of D-1 Playoffs

Baseball: Nothing comes easy in the CIF-SS Division 1 baseball playoffs. And the difficulty multiplies when you’re down 5-1 in the fifth inning. But Arcadia rallied for five fifth-inning runs and got another in the sixth to defeat Dana Hills, 7-5, on Wednesday. The Apaches’ ace, Casey Spencer, did not have his best stuff Wednesday, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 31 2021

CIF Releases Final 2021 Baseball Poll

Final Baseball Poll: Division 1: 1- JSerra 2- Harvard-Westlake 3- Orange Lutheran 4- Ayala 5- Huntington Beach 6- Bishop Amat 7- ML King 8- Damien 9- Yucaipa 10- Cypress Division 2: 1- Thousand Oaks 2- Sierra Canyon 3- Villa Park 4- Ocean View 5- Los Alamitos 6- Corona del Mar 7- Quartz Hill 8- San […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 30 2021

Baseball Playoff Schedule: South Hills & Damien Meet Up Thursday in D-1 Showdown

Baseball: Division 5 Wild Card (Tuesday) Bishop Diego at Claremont Rio Hondo Prep at Crean Lutheran Division 1 (Wednesday): Dana Hills at Arcadia Division 1 (Thursday): South Hills at Damien Crescenta Valley at Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) Beckman at Ayala Division 2 (Friday): Dos Pueblos at Maranatha Santa Fe at San Dimas Bonita at La […]

By Brian Baiotto