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    Santa Margarita, Orange Lutheran baseball teams to meet again in CIF regional playoffs Thursday
    • May 29, 2024

    Jake Lavin hit a three-run home run and Logan deGroot added two RBIs for Santa Margarita in a 7-1 win over Rancho Bernardo on Tuesday in the first round of the CIF Southern California Regional Division I baseball playoffs.

    The Eagles (22-9-1) will play Orange Lutheran (26-7) in the semifinals Thursday at 4 p.m. at Hart Park in Orange. Santa Margarita beat Orange Lutheran in two of their three league games this season.

    Santa Margarita junior Brennan Bauer pitched a complete game Tuesday. He allowed no earned runs and three hits.

    Carter Enoch had three hits and scored twice for the Eagles.

    Santa Margarita lost in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinals to Huntington Beach.

    Usually a team must reach the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals to be eligible to play in the Southern California Regional but because CIF-SS finalists Corona and Harvard-Westlake opted to not play in the regional that created openings that were taken by La Mirada and Santa Margarita.

    Also in Division I:

    Orange Lutheran 9, Cathedral Catholic 3: Josiah Hartshorn had three hits and two RBIs for the Lancers (26-7) in their first-round win at Hart Park.

    Hamilton Friedberg, Gavin Hottle and Finnegan Stewart drove in two runs each for Orange Lutheran.

    Huntington Beach’s Tanner Edson, right, congratulates Nate Cox, left, after Cox scored against Villa Park in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 1 baseball playoff in Orange on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    Huntington Beach 8, Granite Hills 3: Tony Martinez drove in three runs for the Oilers in their home win.

    Martinez hit a two-run double and sent home a run on a sacrifice fly. Jayton Greer contributed two RBIs for Huntington Beach.

    Martinez, Greer, Trent Grindlinger, Matt Hansen and John Petrie hit doubles Tuesday. Oilers senior right-hander Nathan Aceves struck out six in five innings of pitching.

    The Oilers will be at home Thursday for a semifinal game against La Mirada (24-7), a 4-2 winner over Torrey Pines in the first round.

    In Division IV:

    Valhalla 4, Oxford Academy 0: The Patriots (18-15-1) lost on the road in their first-round game of the single-elimination tournament. They won the CIF-SS Division 7 championship.

    In Division V:

    Mount Miguel 2, Pacifica Christian 0: The visiting Tritons (22-8) lost in a first-round game. They were CIF-SS Division 8 finalists.

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    ​ Orange County Register