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