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Softball: All-CIF teams are announced

Erica Romero from Corona Santiago has been named the Southern Section Division 1 player of the year in softball.

Here's the link to All-CIF teams.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Softball: Alyssa Blanco of Garfield is Eastern League MVP

Alyssa Blanco from Garfield has been named the Eastern League MVP in softball. The pitcher of the year is Courtney Granados of Garfield.

First-team all-league: Karla Bernal, Garfield; Melissa Carillo, Garfield; Brittany Orozco, Garfield; Griselda Vasquez, Bell; Adelyn Garcia, Bell; Sujey Zamudio, Bell; Cassandra Sarabia, Roosevelt; Samanatha Contreras, Roosevelt; Stephanie Perales, South Gate; Angelica Musick, South Gate; Sonia Vasquez, South East; Gaby Arizaga, Huntington Park.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Softball: Highland sophomore Rachel Garcia is Gatorade state player of the year

Sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia from Palmdale Highland has been selected the Gatorade state player of the year in high school softball.

Garcia, who has a 3.8 grade-point average and is committed to UCLA, was 22-2 with an 0.50 ERA. She had four no-hitters and 14 shutouts.

She struck out 302 batters in 139 innings.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Softball: Southern Section championship scores



Championships, Saturday

Div. 1: Corona Santiago 8, Norco 2

Div. 2: Chino 4, Lakewood 0

Div. 4: Hemet 16, Santa Monica 2

Div. 6: Bell-Jeff 8, Mary Star 4

Softball: Southern Section championship scores



Championships, Friday

Div. 3: Righetti 6, Sunny Hills 2

Div. 5: Aquinas 8, Montebello 1

Div. 7: Mesa Grande Academy 16, Southlands Christian 7

Softball: Jim Maier is returning to St. Paul as head coach

Jim Maier, who guided St. Paul to a Southern Section Division 1 softball championship in 1988, is returning for a second stint as coach. He has been head coach at Cal State Dominguez Hills for 13 years.

At St. Paul, he led the Swordsmen to 14 consecutive playoff appearances and a 300-78 record.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Softball: Southern Section championship schedule



Championships, at Barber Park (Irvine)


Div. 7: Southlands Christian vs. #3 Mesa Grande Academy, 3 p.m.

Div. 5: Aquinas vs. Montebello, 5:15 p.m.

Div. 3: Sunny Hills vs. #4 Righetti, 7:30 p.m.



Div. 6: #2 Bell-Jeff vs. Mary Star, 10 a.m.

Div. 4: Hemet vs. Santa Monica, 12:30 p.m.

Div. 2: #4 Lakewood vs. #3 Chino, 3 p.m.

Div. 1: Corona Santiago vs. Norco, 7 p.m.

Softball: Tuesday's Southern Section semifinal scores and championship pairings




Semifinals, Tuesday

Norco 3, Garden Grove Pacifica 2

Corona Santiago 6, Yorba Linda 0



Semifinals, Tuesday

Lakewood 8, Millikan 1

Chino 2, Oaks Christian 1 (9)



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Softball: Carson wins City Section Division I title

Carson is back on top in City Section Division I softball after a 7-1 victory over Granada Hills Kennedy in the championship game on Saturday at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Ramie Barajas pitched the Colts to victory. Viri Ramos had a two-run single.

In the Division II final, Venice defeated Arleta, 9-1.

In the small schools final, Port of Los Angeles defeated Northridge, 16-3.

-- Eric Sondheimer


Softball: City championship results



Finals, Saturday

Div. I: Carson 7, Granada Hills Kennedy 1

Div. II: Venice 9, Arleta 1

Small Schools: Port of Los Angeles 16, Northridge 3


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