SAN DIEGO — Thirty-eight of San Diego County's 51 prep baseball teams will have a chance to find out where they stand heading into league play when the 35th Annual Lions/Mike Morrow Baseball Tournament begins today.
The tournament, which is divided into three divisions, continues with round-robin play Monday and Tuesday. The semifinal and championship games will be played next Wednesday.
Santana, Valhalla and Lincoln, the defending champions in the tournament's three divisions, will open play today.
Santana (6-2), the defending CIF 3-A champion, will open play in Division III against Southwest at 11 a.m. at Santana. In other Division III openers Madison faces Helix (2 p.m. at Santana), Poway plays host to Montgomery (11 a.m.), Madison meets Helix (2 p.m. at Poway), Granite Hills plays host to San Dieguito (11 a.m.), Morse takes on Chula Vista (2 p.m. at Granite Hills), Grossmont plays host to Patrick Henry (11 a.m.) and Mount Miguel meets Sweetwater (2 p.m. at Grossmont).
In a Division II opener, Valhalla will try to bounce back from its first defeat of the season when it plays host to Kearny at 11 a.m.