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Baseball: Mater Dei wins final game to earn Division 1 playoff spot

 Facing a must-win situation if it wanted to qualify for the Southern Section Division 1 baseball playoffs, Santa Ana Mater Dei turned to freshman Nick Pratto and junior Bryan Call to lead a 9-2 victory over Trinity League champion JSerra on Thursday night. Pratto threw a complete game. Call, the son of Mater Dei Coach Burt Call, went three for three, including a two-run home run. Mater Dei finishes in fourth place with a .500 record, making the Monarchs playoff eligible. "Anything can happen in the playoffs," Burt Call said. "I think we can make some noise." Mater Dei has won five of its last six games. Santa Margarita finished in second place after an 8-4...