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Baseball: It's a San Fernando-Chatsworth rematch in the City semifinals

The setting will be different.

The last time San Fernando and Chatsworth played, it was last season's City Section Division I final at Dodger Stadium, and San Fernando won, 8-6.

Now the two schools are set to play in a rematch for the right to be in the 2012 City championship game at Dodger Stadium on June 2.

San Fernando defeated Birmingham, 2-0, in Thursday's quarterfinals behind sophomore right-hander Alonzo Garcia, who improved to 12-0. Garcia allowed five hits, struck out seven and walked none.

Chatsworth defeated Taft, 11-1, in five innings. Jason Karkenny (10-1) allowed four hits. Jared Holley and Justin Vega had two RBIs apiece. Chatsworth took advantage of 10 walks and scored all of its runs in the third inning.

The two teams will meet on Thursday night at USC in the semifinals.

San Fernando picked up an unearned run in the third inning off a dropped fly ball in the wind. And the Tigers added another run in the fifth on another error. San Fernando has not allowed a run and not committed an error in two playoff victories.

Garcia is expected to pitch next week against Chatsworth in an attempt to get the Tigers back into the City final.

Here's link to column on Garcia's performance.

-- Eric Sondheimer

 
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