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High school roundup: Edison softball rallies to win playoff opener at Cerritos

Edison pitcher Jenna Bloom winds up to make a throw in girls varsity softball action at Marina High
Jenna Bloom, shown pitching on May 9, 2017, struck out 14 in Edison High’s 2-1 win at Cerritos in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 softball playoffs on Thursday.
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Jenna Bloom struck out 14, and Edison High’s softball team came from behind to beat host Cerritos 2-1 in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs on Thursday.

Grace Caswell scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning on a single by Nancy Clyne.

Giovanna Liggett also had a run-scoring single. Serena Starks went three for four with three stolen bases.

Edison (14-10) will host Aliso Niguel (20-6) in its second-round game on Tuesday. The Wolverines won their playoff opener against visiting Redlands 5-1.


Costa Mesa 18, El Segundo Da Vinci Design Academy 6 (five innings): Hailie Salyer and Malia Tufuga both had four runs batted in to lead the No. 3-seeded Mustangs on the road in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 7 playoffs on Thursday.

Haley Sheffner and Saira Gomez each had two RBIs, and Alexis Litvak allowed one earned run in picking up the win.

Costa Mesa (19-8-1) will host Inglewood St. Mary’s Academy (15-5) in the second round on Tuesday. The Belles defeated visiting Valencia Trinity Classical Academy 30-11 in their first-round contest.

Esperanza 6, Marina 2: Emily Rush and Jennifer Swartz hit solo home runs for the visiting Vikings in Thursday’s CIF Southern Section Division 2 first-round game against the No. 3-seeded Aztecs.


Marina (14-12) earned an at-large playoff berth out of the Sunset League.

Studio City Harvard-Westlake 4, Ocean View 2: The visiting Seahawks allowed four runs in the first inning of Thursday’s CIF Southern Section Division 5 first-round game.

Kim MacPherson hit a leadoff home run for Ocean Vew (13-9). Ari Hencke also doubled and scored.

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Fall: football, girls’ golf

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Matt Szabo, Sports Reporter

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Fall: boys’ water polo, girls’ tennis


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Andrew Turner, Sports Reporter

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Fall: girls’ volleyball, cross-country, field hockey

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Spring: boys’ volleyball, track and field, softball