FOUR & MORE: Best CIF-SS Title Games

PREP BASEBALL 2012 1. Corona vs. Alhambra, Division 1 — The never-say-die Panthers (19-4) have gone from a 5th-place finish in the Big VIII League, an at-large playoff bid and a Wild Card Round victory all the way to the marquee game, 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Wow. Just wow. … Continue reading

POWER RANKINGS: California League

WEEK EIGHT 1. San Jose (32-30) — Giants just lost 3 in a row at home to Visalia, now welcome Blaze 2. Bakersfield (28-23) — Blaze won last 2 of 3 from 66ers to save pitiful 2-and-6 homestand 3. High Desert (28-24) — Mavericks hold serve, just 3-3 vs. Modesto & Stockton last week 4. … Continue reading

Prep Predictions: CIF-SS Division 7

BASEBALL 2012 PLAYOFFS SEMIFINALS Tuesday, May 29 No. 1 Granada Hills Hillcrest Chr. (+1) at Los Olivos Dunn — Top-seeded Eagles (18-3) on road again Firebaugh (+2) at Santa Monica New Roads — Cougars (20-11) travel to the beach to take on Jaguars (17-5) QUARTERFINALS Friday, May 25 No. 1 Granada Hills Hillcrest Christian (+2) … Continue reading

Prep Predictions: CIF-SS Division 6

BASEBALL 2012 PLAYOFFS SEMIFINALS Tuesday, May 29 B. Dunes Desert Chr. Aca. (+1) at No. 1 Lancaster Desert Chr. — Visiting Conquerors (20-7) have 26-2 run diff. Capistrano Valley Chr. (+3) at San Juan Capsitrano St. Margaret’s — Visiting Eagles (23-6) have 43-5 run diff. QUARTERFINALS Friday, May 25 No. 1 Lancaster Desert Christian (+3) … Continue reading

Prep Predictions: CIF-SS Division 5

BASEBALL 2012 PLAYOFFS SEMIFINALS Tuesday, May 29 Lompoc (EVEN) at No. 1 Lancaster Paraclete — Both Braves (22-6) & Eagles (18-10) won by 7 runs in QFs Woodcrest Christian (+2) at Hemet Tahquitz — Pedigreed Royals (23-3) must travel to Titans (19-9) QUARTERFINALS Friday, May 25 No. 1 Lancaster Paraclete (+2) at Santa Ynez — Will Eagles … Continue reading