CIF baseball and softball playoffs begin today and Friday, with Redondo's baseball team receiving the top seed in the 3-A pairings. St. Bernard, seeded second in 1-A, is the only other South Bay team seeded in baseball. Mary Star of the Sea girls are seeded third in 2-A softball.
Redondo, which beat El Segundo twice last week to win the Pioneer League title with a 12-0 record, will open at home Friday against South Hills. In other 3-A openers, Leuzinger is at Valencia and El Segundo--unseeded despite its outstanding record and ranked No. 2 a week ago--plays host to Northview.
In 4-A, North Torrance plays at Millikan, West Torrance is at Lakewood and Bay League champion Palos Verdes plays at home against Mater Dei. The top seed in 4-A is defending champion Esperanza.
The 4-A and 3-A games are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday.
St. Bernard, which went undefeated in the Camino Real League and is seeded second behind Norte Vista of Riverside, opens at home Tuesday against either Bloomington or Orange Lutheran, which play a wild card game Friday.