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(Previous ranking listed in parentheses)
(Through reported results of Saturday, May 4)
(Results from any games played on Monday, May 6 or later not included)
(Thanks to correspondents Chuck Nan for Orange County, Daniel Poulter for Northern California & Bill Hutton for CIF Central Coast Section for providing writeups & information)
1. (1) Lutheran (Orange) 26-4
The combined hitting and pitching of Max Rajcic and Evan Adolphus was more than enough for Orange Lutheran to get past San Clemente, 3-0, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. Each player had one RBI as the Lancers scored single runs in the second, fifth and sixth innings to put the game away. Rajcic pitched 5 1/3 innings and earned the win, while Adolphus pitched 1 2/3 innings and notched the save. The Lancers will hit the road and travel to 18-10 Etiwanda for a Tuesday matchup. People outside of the Southern Section always find it odd that a top-seed, top-ranked team like OLu has to go on the road, but it’s also always been part of the tradition in the CIFSS that a championship team should have to win at least once on the road.