For Tuesday's second round of the Southern Section Division 1 baseball playoffs, don't be surprised if the ace pitchers who threw on Thursday come back and throw again. Because the first round was held on a Thursday, they have four days rest.
It's going to lead to more intriguing games.
Calabasas upset Lakewood in the opener behind Grant Nechak. El Dorado rolled behind Nick Sprengel. Fountain Valley survived behind Travis Burleson. Norco got a shutout from Kyle Hatton. Arlington, behind nine shutout innings from Cole Cardey, won in 17 innnings.
We'll see how many of those pitchers come back to throw on Tuesday in tough second-round matchups. If they don't start, they'll certainly be available to throw in relief.
No. 1 JSerra and No. 2 Huntington Beach remain the favorites to get to the final, but all it takes is one outstanding pitching performance from an opponent to pull off the upset.