Season-long leader Mission Viejo has to slide to No. 2 behind the Thunderbirds in the final state rankings after losing to them 1-0 in the CIF Southern Section Division II championship. It’s the fifth time in six years that an Inland Empire team collects State Team of the Year honor.
Yucaipa softball tops Mission Viejo
There will be no second straight State Team of the Year and no second straight mythical national title for the Diablos after they lose 1-0 in CIF Southern Section Division II final. Thunderbirds avenged two earlier losses, but win game that means the most.