Quarterfinal action in the CIF-Southern Section baseball playoffs on May 26 will feature five Catholic schools still in the title hunt, following second round victories on May 23.
Additionally, seven Catholic schools advanced to quarterfinal play May 25 with second-round wins on May 23. Semifinal play in baseball and softball takes place May 30, with finals set June 2 and 3.
Baseball: Round 2
Second-round action in Division 1 saw Mater Dei crush Dos Pueblos 12-2, Huntington Beach beat Servite 3-0, Notre Dame lose to Redlands East Valley 5-4, and El Toro edge Bishop Amat 3-2. Mater Dei (20-11) plays at Redlands East Valley in the quarterfinals.
Division 2: St. John Bosco downed Woodbridge 9-2 while St. Bonaventure lost 7-3 to Capistrano Valley. St. John Bosco (25-7) hosts Glendora in the quarterfinals
Division 3: Paraclete (18-6-1) got by Canyon/Anaheim 5-4, earning a quarterfinal berth at Don Lugo
Division 4: Serra was beaten 10-6 by Nogales in Round 2.
Division 5: Oak Hills beat Salesian 12-1, after the Mustangs had beaten Rolling Hills Prep 11-7 in the first round.
Division 6: Big Bear outscored St. Anthony 14-6, but St. Bernard (14-12-1) reached the quarters with a second round 7-2 win over Hesperia Christian, and will host Moreno Valley.
Division 7: Bishop Diego (11-12) beat Hillcrest Christian of Thousand Oaks 7-1, and hosts Carnegie/Riverside in the quarterfinals.
Softball: Round 2
In Division 1 second-round action on May 23, Grand Terrace stopped Mater Dei 8-6.
Division 2: St. Lucy’s (18-6) beat Gahr 10-4, and hosts Villa Park in the May 25 quarterfinals. Santa Margarita (24-5) blanked Warren 8-0, and next hosts Poly/Riverside.
Division 3: Hart blanked Paraclete 7-0, and St. Bonaventure was edged 3-2 by Ruben Ayala.
Division 4: St. Joseph/Lakewood (19-9) belted Savanna 14-1, and hosts Rubidoux in the quarterfinals.
Division 5: Alemany clobbered Coachella Valley 14-0, but West Torrance beat Alverno 3-1, Heritage Christian edged Chaminade 3-2. Alemany (20-7) hosts Godinez in the quarterfinals.
Division 6: Notre Dame whitewashed Academy Careers 3-0, and St. Anthony bested Whittier Christian 5-3. In the quarterfinals, Notre Dame (16-9) is at Schurr, and St. Anthony (21-7) is at Culver City; the winners of those contests meet in the semifinals May 30.
Division 7: Unbeaten Connelly (18-0) outscored St. Mary’s Academy 12-8, and plays at Santa Ynez in the quarterfinals. Also in Round 2, Century beat St. Genevieve 10-0, Carnegie of Riverside beat Mayfield 3-0, and Village Christian beat Ramona Convent 11-0.