SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS
Friday, May 28
Arlington 2, Bishop Amat 1
Lucas Duda had a two-out double in the top of the fifth inning and Steve Goins followed with a single that drove home Duda and broke a 1-1 tie for Arlington (19-10). Duda, who scored both Arlington runs, pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief and struck out the final batter with runners on first and third for the save. Goins started the game and had 12 strikeouts and allowed four hits over 6 1/3 for Arlington (19-10). Steve Martlaro had 11 strikeouts and allowed two hits over seven innings for Bishop Amat (18-11).
Canyon Springs 3, Diamond Bar 0
Joe Spiers went three for four, including a double, and had an RBI and a run scored, Jake Taylor (4-2) pitched a five-hitter and Trent Tully had a two out, two-run single in the fifth inning for visiting Canyon Springs (20-9). Diamond Bar finished 19-10.
Capistrano Valley 8, Esperanza 3
Jason Corder was two for four with a home run and a double and ran his pitching record to 10-2 for third-seed Capistrano Valley (22-6-1). Chris McMurray added a two-run home run in the first inning for the Cougars. Esperanza finished 17-13.
Long Beach Wilson 2, Glendora 1 (10 innings)
Senior Ryan Schlack pitched seven innings, allowed four hits and struck out three, freshman Ryan Dent (1-1) pitched three innings of relief, allowed two hits and struck out two and junior Robert Yeakel singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th to lead host Long Beach Wilson (22-9-1). Wes Roemer pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowed four hits and one unearned run for Glendora (20-8).
El Dorado 2, Norco 1 (8 innings)
The aggressive base running style preferred by the Placentia El Dorado baseball team was taking its toll Friday afternoon.
By the time the Golden Hawks reached extra innings against visiting Norco in a Southern Section Division II quarterfinal game, they'd already had a runner thrown out at every base.
But that didn't stop Brandon Schnebly from rolling the dice one more time in the bottom of the eighth. After his one-out high fly bounced off the glove of Norco right-fielder Toby Gerhart as he crashed into the fence, Schnebly slid safely into third base when Bryce Holland's feet tangled on his relay thrown. With the outfield drawn in, third-baseman Shaun Lane, whose error led to Norco's first-inning run, then fouled off consecutive two-strike pitches before lining the ball about five feet over the head of Gerhart for a 2-1 victory.
``We've always been aggressive,'' El Dorado Coach Steve Gullotti said. ``We're not going to stop being aggressive just because we're in the playoffs. They had to make perfect throws, it was the one time they didn't.''
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