Many of the top softball teams in...


Many of the top softball teams in the region begin pool play in the 24-team Thousand Oaks tournament today at Thousand Oaks Community Park and Los Cerritos Intermediate School in Thousand Oaks.

The tournament continues May 3 and May 10.

Thousand Oaks, The Times’ top-ranked team in the region, will be joined by second-ranked Hart, third-ranked Simi Valley, sixth-ranked Hoover, ninth-ranked Kennedy and 10th-ranked Camarillo, as well as Buena, Chaminade, Glendale, Louisville, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Rio Mesa and Westlake.

There will be 20 games at Los Cerritos, with start times from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and four games will be at Thousand Oaks Community Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Top games feature Kennedy vs. Simi Valley at 9 a.m. and Hart vs. Newbury Park at 11 a.m. at Community Park. At Los Cerritos, Chaminade plays Righetti at 11 a.m., and Hoover takes on Mater Dei, the Southern Section Division I champion, at 5 p.m.

Other events in the region today include:

Minor league baseball: At 7:15 p.m., San Jose at Lancaster.

College baseball: At 11 a.m., La Verne at Cal Lutheran (doubleheader). At noon, Chaffey at Antelope Valley (doubleheader). At 1 p.m., Pierce at Canyons, Bakersfield at Mission, Cuesta at Moorpark, Hancock at Ventura, Santa Barbara City at Oxnard, Valley at Glendale.

College softball: At noon, Cal Lutheran at La Verne. At 2 p.m., Moorpark at Santa Barbara, Santa Monica at Valley.

College swimming: At 10 a.m., Western State Conference Championships at Ventura.

College track and field: At 9 a.m., California-Nevada state championships at Cal State Northridge (field events). At 11:15 a.m., California-Nevada state championships at Cal State Northridge (running events).

High school baseball: At 11 a.m., Notre Dame vs. St. Francis at Occidental College, Lone Pine at Lancaster Bethel Christian.

High school softball: Thousand Oaks tournament, at Los Cerritos Intermediate School--At 9 a.m., Buena vs. Glendale, Camarillo vs. Moorpark, Louisville vs. Rio Mesa, Chaminade vs. Westlake. At 11 a.m., Glendale vs. Lakewood, Camarillo vs. Cerritos, Cabrillo vs. Santa Barbara, Chaminade vs. Righetti. At 1 p.m., Buena vs. Lakewood, Mater Dei vs. St. Joseph, Louisville vs. Cypress, Kennedy vs. San Marcos. At 3 p.m., Thousand Oaks vs. Cabrillo, St. Joseph vs. Hoover, Righetti vs. Westlake, Cerritos vs. Moorpark. At 5 p.m., Thousand Oaks vs. Santa Barbara, Mater Dei vs. Hoover, Rio Mesa vs. Cypress, Simi Valley vs. San Marcos. Thousand Oaks tournament, at Thousand Oaks Community Park--At 9 a.m., Kennedy vs. Simi Valley. At 11 a.m., Hart vs. Newbury Park. At 1 p.m., Hart vs. Millikan. At 3 p.m, Millikan vs. Newbury Park.


High school track and field: At 9 a.m., Camarillo, Hueneme, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oxnard, Rio Mesa, Saugus, Thousand Oaks and Ventura in Spartan Relays at Rio Mesa High.