High school sports

Diamond races down to wire

SOME HIGH school baseball and softball races are down to their final games (Shutterstock).

Some area high school baseball and softball races are coming right down to the wire.

After Segerstrom defeated Ocean View 9-6 in a key Golden West League baseball game, the Jaguars (9-0 in league and 15-11-1 overall) clinched no worse than a tie for the title.

But if the Seahawks (8-1, 13-8) can defeat Segerstrom on Thursday, that’ll tie up the crown with co-champions.

In the Garden Grove League baseball chase, Los Amigos (10-3, 21-3) has a half-game lead over Santiago (10-4, 12-10). A win by the Lobos on Thursday makes the orange-and-black the titlists.

Pacifica (6-3, 18-8), a very good team in the very tough Empire League, kept hope alive with wins over Cypress and Valencia. Three teams are scrambling for the top. Cypress (7-2) has a game lead over Tustin (6-3) and Pacifica.

The big game is Thursday with Tustin visiting Cypress.

In softball action, after Kennedy’s upset 9-2 win over Pacifica last Thursday and the Mariners’ 2-0 victory over Cypress on Tuesday, the Empire League race is knotted up with both the Fighting Irish and M’s at 8-1 going into the final game on Thursday.

PHS (23-4 overall) will host Valencia (4-17) and JFK (16-10) will visit Crean Lutheran (0-16).

Surf League play on Tuesday saw Huntington Beach defeat Edison to 9-0 finish its regular season as league champs (9-0, 21-7 overall).

Here are Tuesday results for area prep baseball and softball


Empire League

  • Pacifica 4, Valencia 0

Garden Grove League

  • Loara 12, La Quinta 3
  • Santiago 4, Bolsa Grande 3

Golden West League

  • Katella 3, Garden Grove 0
  • Segerstrom 9, Ocean View 6

Orange League

  • Century 5, Western 0

Orange Coast League

  • Orange 5, Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana 3.


Surf League

  • Huntington Beach 9, Edison 1
  • Los Alamitos 11, Marina 0

San Joaquin League

  • Capistrano Valley Christian 12, Orangewood Academy 2.

Empire League

  • Pacifica 2, Cypress 0.




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