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    Baseball playoffs roundup: Buena Park, La Habra, Beckman win in Friday’s first round
    • May 4, 2024

    Ryan Prescott homered, Neil Navarro hit a three-run double and Manuel Rivera pitched six scoreless innings for Buena Park in a 12-0 victory over Thacher in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 7 baseball playoffs Friday at Buena Park High.

    Coyotes coach Cody Gutierrez said it is the school’s first win in the baseball playoffs since 1994, according to the school’s research.

    The Coyotes (22-6) are the No. 1 seed in the division. They will play their second-round game Tuesday at Hueneme.

    Buena Park finished the game with 11 hits.

    Prescott hit a three-run home run and finished with four RBIs. Alex Blancas was 3 for 3 with an RBI.

    Rivera struck out nine and gave up only two hits.

    In other first-round games Friday:

    In Division 3:

    La Habra 2, Redlands East Valley 1 (9 innings): La Habra’s Andrew Gandara drove in Spencer Carty in the bottom of the ninth inning for the walk-off win.

    Carty got on base with a single and stole second base.

    Nothing like playoff baseball!! Andrew Gandara comes up clutch in the bottom of the 9th in a fantastic pitchers duel to score Spencer Carty and take the 2-1 win!! Come on back this Tuesday as we host Beckman HS in Highlander Park at 3:15 pm. See you there!! #webleedblue @fjuhsd

    — LHHSAthletics (@LHHSAthletics1) May 4, 2024

    La Habra pitcher Jared Day struck out eight over the first seven innings. David Arias pitched two scoreless innings to get the win.

    Bobby Brooks drove in the other runs for the Highlanders.

    La Habra (21-8) will be at home against Beckman in the second round Tuesday.

    Corona del Mar 6, Burbank 0: Nick Salmon homered and Dillon Lane had three RBIs for the host Sea Kings (19-9).

    Corona del Mar plays at St. John Bosco on Tuesday in the second round.

    Beckman 1, Temescal Canyon 0: Zach Ireland drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning to bring home the winning run for the Patriots (21-6-1).

    Ireland pitched seven innings and gave up only two hits. Connor Perea pitched the eighth inning and got the win.

    Beckman plays at La Habra in the second round Tuesday.

    Los Alamitos 5, Walnut 0: The Griffins (22-7), who finished third in the four-team Surf League, got a shutout win on the road.

    They play at La Salle of Pasadena on Tuesday in the second round.

    In Division 1:

    Mater Dei 5, Damien 0: Wylan Moss pitched a shutout for Mater Dei in the win at Damien.

    Mater Dei (17-12) will play at home against top-seeded Corona (26-3) ihe second round Tuesday.

    The Monarchs beat Corona 5-3 in the Boras Classic South tournament championship game last month.

    Brody Connors drove in three runs and Antonio Ganem had two hits and an RBI for the Monarchs.

    Corona 1, El Dorado 0: Billy Carlson hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat the visiting Golden Hawks (14-15).

    El Dorado senior right-hander Travis Maxwell shut out Corona, the No. 1-ranked team in the state by Prep Baseball California, for six innings before Carlson’s home run.

    The Golden Hawks were fourth in the four-team Crestview League and qualified for the playoffs as an at-large team.

    Huntington Beach 11, Santiago of Corona 12: Matt Hansen homered and drove in five runs for the host Oilers (21-8). Ethan Porter had two RBIs for Huntington Beach.

    The Oilers play at Villa Park in a second-round game Tuesday.

    Cypress’ Nick Montgomery, left, homered and Wyatt Rosales, right, pitched a complete game in a 5-2 win over Calabasas in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 baseball playoffs Friday, May 3. (Photo by Steve Fryer, the Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Cypress 5, Calabasas 2: Nick Montgomery hit a two-run home run and Wyatt Rosales pitched a complete game for the host Centurions (19-9-1).

    Cypress plays at San Dimas in the second round Tuesday.

    Foothill 7, South Hills 5: Brian Harbour and Tyler Hawkins drove in two runs apiece for the Knights (21-8) in their victory at home. Both players also pitched in the win.

    The Knights are home against La Mirada in the second round Tuesday.

    In Division 5:

    Segerstrom 1, South Pasadena 0: Rodrigo Rivera threw a shutout for the visiting Jaguars (13-11-1). Rivera gave up four singles and one walk.

    Nathan Nunez’s squeeze bunt drove in the run. Nick Gardia had two hits, including a double for Segerstrom.

    The Jaguars play at Riverside Prep in the second round Tuesday.

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    ​ Orange County Register