High School Sports Playoffs
Holding the top seed in D1 softball, Norco’s offense has been hammering away, with a 9-5 home victory over Cerritos Gahr, followed by an 8-1 road win over Riverside Poly on Tuesday. The Cougars hosted Murrieta Mesa in a semi-final showdown on Thursday. In Division 4, Santiago also lit up the scoreboard with a 15-4 thumping of Hesperia Oak Hills, followed by a pitching duel in a 2-1 win over San Bernardino Cajon. The Sharks hosted Chatsworth Sierra Canyon on Thursday.
In D1 baseball, Corona has ridden a 7-0 shutout of Rancho Cucamonga and a 6-5, 9-inning win over San Dimas, for the honor of hosting top-seed Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, today.
In D2 – Santiago travels to Encino Crespi today, following identical 6-5 wins over Fontana Kaiser and Santa Ana Mater Dei. The latter win realized by a walk-off homer by the Sharks Ethan Monroe. After taking a 1-hit shutout into the bottom of the 4th in Calabasas, the wheels came off Norco’s bid to advance, as the Coyote’s plated 2 in the 4th to chip away, followed by 7-runs in the 5th to run away, with a 9-3 win.
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