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May 16, 1990 | TOM BIRSCHBACH
In another 4-A wild-card game: Irvine 7, Santa Ana 4--Irvine scored five runs in the third to take a 6-0 lead. David Seal (7-7) went the distance and added a two-run double in the third for Irvine. Scott Brandino had a two-run single in the third to give Irvine the 6-0 lead and chase Santa Ana starter Mike Castaneda (2-3). Octavio Medina had two hits for Santa Ana (12-14). The loss ended the 32-year career of Santa Ana Coach Bill Ross, who finished with a 477-235 record.
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May 16, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
Southern Section baseball playoff pairings were released on Monday, and here's a rundown of the seven divisions. Wild-card games are set for Tuesday, with first-round games on Thursday and Friday. The championships for Divisions 1 and 4 will be June 3 at Dodger Stadium. The championships for Divisions 2 and 3 will be June 2 at Dodger Stadium. Championships in Divisions 5-7 will be June 4 at Riverside Sports Complex. Division 1 Top seeds: 1. Edison. 2. Mater Dei. 3. Vista Murrieta.
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May 23, 1992
Savanna pitcher Steve Lindop pitched a two-hitter as Savanna upset second-seeded Cerritos Gahr, 2-1, in the first round of the Southern Section 4-A baseball playoffs Friday at Gahr High School. Alfredo Delgadillo broke a 1-1 tie with a sixth-inning home run. Savanna (13-13), the third-place team from the Orange League, advances to face San Luis Obispo (14-8), a 12-8 winner over Goleta Dos Pueblos, in the second round Tuesday at a site to be determined.
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May 17, 2010 | By Eric Sondheimer
Twenty-three of the 25 teams ranked in The Times' top 25 baseball rankings are in the Southern Section Division 1 or 2 playoff brackets, which provides a clue as to how tough the path will be to winning a championship. Last season, Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley and Encino Crespi emerged victorious in their respective divisions, led by dominating pitchers in Tyler Matzek and Ryon Healy. Matzek became a first-round draft choice. Healy returned for his senior year but hasn't been able to pitch since an early season arm injury.
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May 24, 1986
Providence High, ranked No. 1 among Southern Section Small Schools, defeated Villanova Prep in the quarterfinals Friday, 9-4. The Pioneers (21-3) will meet Windward, an 8-6 winner over Leffington Christian, in the semifinal round on Tuesday. Jeff Cirillo went the distance and struck out nine. He walked 10. He pitched his way out of several innings after displaying control problems, Providence Coach Marc Saraceno said.
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May 29, 1988
Esperanza High School, trying for its third consecutive appearance in a Southern Section baseball championship game, will play host to Beverly Hills in a 5-A division semifinal at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at El Dorado High in Placentia. Esperanza (20-8), which finished third in the Empire League and had to play a wild-card game to reach the 32-team playoffs, has won four postseason games to reach the semifinals against Beverly Hills (19-8).
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May 16, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
A year of expectation has turned into frustration for El Dorado High School, a team that limps into the Southern Section 5-A division baseball playoffs as the No. 2 entry from the Empire League after being ranked No. 1 in Orange County in the preseason polls. Last year, the Golden Hawks were seeded first in the division and were named the county's mythical champion after finishing the regular season with a 22-3 record. This year, El Dorado is 18-8 despite returning the county's best pitching staff and several other key players.
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May 17, 1989
Senior right-hander Keith Orford threw a two-hitter, struck out nine and added a two-run double to lead Moorpark High to a 3-1 victory over L. A. Baptist in a 1-A Division wild-card game Tuesday at Moorpark. The game marked Moorpark's first appearance in a baseball playoff game in the 42-year history of the program. The Musketeers, who finished third in the Tri-Valley League, will visit Tehachapi, champion of the Desert-Inyo League, for a first-round game Friday. Orford walked two in the complete-game victory.
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May 24, 1986
For the third straight time in the Southern Section's 4-A playoffs, Simi Valley High School used its last at-bat to pull out a dramatic win. In Friday's quarterfinals, the Pioneers rallied to defeat Ocean View of Huntington Beach, 3-2, on Scott Sharts' 410-foot home run leading off the ninth inning. Simi Valley (26-3), ranked No. 1 in the nation by Collegiate Baseball Magazine and USA Today, plays Anaheim Esperanza, a 7-2 winner at Rowland, in the semifinals next Tuesday.
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May 25, 1988
As Crespi High's baseball team rolled through the Del Rey League, winning eight in a row behind solid defense and the workhorse pitching of Dan Carroll, Celt fans wondered which would falter first--the Celts' streak or Carroll's arm. Carroll's teammates tired first. The Celts committed four physical errors and several of the mental variety in losing to Millikan, 4-3, Tuesday in the second round of the Southern Section 5-A Division playoffs at Millikan.
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May 20, 1994
Adam Shade doubled in a run in the 10th inning to give Whittier La Serna a 7-6 victory over Kennedy in a Southern Section Division III baseball game Thursday in Whittier. Shade's double drove in Mike Hale, who had singled to start the inning.
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May 18, 1994 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
OK, 'fess up. Just who is the best hitter on the Canyon baseball team? "Oh, it's Eric Valent," Comanche first baseman Josh Gutierrez said. "Darren Chandler, without a doubt," left fielder Casey Wilson said. An easy question. A difficult answer. "Face it, it's all of us," third baseman Gunnar Strunz said. Yes, so many names, so few outs in that Canyon batting order. The Comanches have lumbered their way to the Century League championship. They maul the ball, as their lofty numbers attest.
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May 18, 1994
Defending Champion: Temecula Linfield. Top Teams: Linfield (19-3), St. Margaret's (16-1), Mammoth Lakes Mammoth (15-6), Colton Christian Center Academy (17-2-1). Dark Horse: Camarillo Cornerstone Christian (17-1). The Eagles ended Carpinteria Cate's section-record 38-game league winning streak this season and won Condor League games. Top Players: Eric Alvarado (Anza Hamilton), Steve Acheson (Heritage Christian), B.J.
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May 18, 1989 | SAM FARMER, Times Staff Writer
Crescenta Valley High will open the Southern Section 5-A Division baseball playoffs at 3 p.m. on Friday when it travels to top-seeded Lakewood. The Falcons (13-12), who struggled early in the season, have won seven of their past nine games, including a 2-1 league tiebreaker victory over Hoover on Saturday to earn the Pacific League's third and final playoff berth. Lakewood (24-3), which won the Moore League title and is ranked No. 13 in the nation by USA Today, is batting .379 as a team and has an earned-run average of 1.26.
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