LANCASTER — The Western Christian baseball team entered its semifinal game against Lancaster averaging 11 runs per game in its first three wins of the playoffs.
NEW YORK — Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start Monday.
LANCASTER — Two University of Antelope Valley baseball players recently signed contracts in leagues that have partnerships with Major League Baseball.
CARPINTERIA — Desert Christian juniors Kody Del Frate and Lily Kreiger both finished in the top sixth in their events to earn All-CIF honors at the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 Finals at Carpinteria High School on Saturday.
MENIFEE — The No. 2-seeded Paraclete baseball team got some clutch hits when they needed it to back up solid pitching in a 3-0 victory over Heritage in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 quarterfinals on Friday.
Athletes from Quartz Hill, Highland, Knight, Paraclete and Desert Christian will be competing in the CIF-Southern Section Division Finals today after finishing in the top nine in their events at the prelims last week.
ONTARIO — The Quartz Hill boys golf team finished fourth out of 16 teams at the CIF-Southern Section Division 7 Team Championships at Whispering Lakes Golf Course in Ontario on Monday morning.
Genesis Gymnastics’ Alyssa Bacelis Rivera won gold in the all-around at the 2021 Xcel Regionals in the Xcel Silver Sr. L Division in Reno on April 30.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Mackenzie Donihoo hit two homers, and top-seeded Oklahoma beat No. 2 UCLA 10-3 in an elimination game at the Women’s College World Series on Saturday night to reach the semifinals.
LANCASTER — The Lancaster softball team played its second consecutive extra inning game to open the playoffs and for the second-consecutive game the Eagles got clutch hits in the late innings.
PALMDALE — The Highland softball team knew it had a big task ahead, taking on No. 1-seeded Whittier Christian in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs on Saturday morning.
LANCASTER — The Paraclete baseball team started the postseason strong with a 13-0 victory over visiting Oxnard in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 playoffs on Friday.
QUARTZ HILL — The Quartz Hill baseball team didn’t face many late-inning pressure situations during a regular season filled playing solely against Golden League teams.
Editor’s Note: Because of a deadline of 8 p.m., we won’t be able to get UCLA’s 6:30 p.m. games in the print edition of the Valley Press. We will try to put the story in for the next day’s publication (if space permits) and/or put it online.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Montana Fouts threw a perfect game with 14 strikeouts on her 21st birthday, and Alabama defeated UCLA 6-0 on Friday night to advance to the semifinals of the Women's College World Series.
QUARTZ HILL — The Quartz Hill softball team added another win to their undefeated record with a 7-2 victory over Dos Pueblos in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs on Thursday.
LANCASTER — Even though the Palmdale boys soccer team had a one goal advantage at halftime, the Falcons weren’t happy with their energy level or performance in the first half of Tuesday’s CIF Southern California Regional Championship First-Round match.
LOS ANGELES — The Paraclete girls soccer team knocked out the No. 2 seed in the CIF Southern California Division 4 Regional Championships with a 2-0 victory over Los Angeles CES at Fairfax High School on Tuesday.
The University of Antelope Valley recently announced that its 2020 season forward Allex Austin has signed a professional contract with the Ponta D’Agua Gorillas in the Praia League in Africa, which starts its inaugural season in July.
The same seven schools that are sending softball teams to the CIF-Southern Section playoffs are also sending baseball teams to the postseason in the brackets that were announced on Sunday.
The Palmdale boys and Paraclete girls soccer teams earned berths in the CIF Southern California Regional Championships after both advancing to CIF-Southern Section championship games last week.
BRENTWOOD — The Paraclete baseball team won a share of the Gold Coast League championship with an 11-3 win at Brentwood High on Friday in the final day of the regular season.