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Four locals advance in CIF; Angels slide

CIF softball results for the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area.

Four local high school softball teams advanced into the second round of the CIF-SS softball playoffs with wins on Thursday.

Pacifica, Huntington Beach, Edison and Westminster posted opening round victories. Here are the scores for teams in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area.

• Division 1: Pacifica 8, Grand Terrace 2; Huntington Beach 16, Riverside Poly 2

• Division 2: Esperanza 6, Marina 2; Edison 2, Cerritos 1.

• Division 4: Sonora 3, Garden Grove 0.

• Division 5: Harvard-Westlake 4, Ocean View 2

Division 7: Westminster 4, Saddleback Valley Christian 3.

The second round is on Tuesday. In Division 1 action, Pacifica will take on Los Alamitos and Huntington Beach will play Valencia.

In Division 2, Edison will meet Aliso Niguel and in D-7, Westminster will take on Marymount.

It was a one-man Sho as Angels skid

Shohei Ohtani’s solo home run in the bottom of the ninth was the sole highlight for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as they lost 7-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. It was their third straight loss.

The defeat dropped the team record to 25-19. They’re still in second place in the American League West, but just a half-game ahead of the Seattle Mariners.

Nick Tropeano (1-2) will make the start for the Halos on Friday in an effort to stop the slide.

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