HS Softball: CIF Southern Section Playoffs Start Today

Wild Card Games Begin Today…Round One Scheduled May 18

The CIF Southern Section 2017 Championship Softball Playoffs begin today with the Wild Card Playoff round.

Two local teams will be playing Wildcard games today. Linfield Christian, which finished in third place in the Ambassador league will take on Loara. The Saxons are the Golden West league Champions. They will be playing in Division 4.

In Division 6, Temecula Prep will play Anahiem today. The Patriots were the third place finishers in the South Valley league with a 12-3 overall record. The Colonists finished second in the Orange League with a 7-3 record.

The Round One games are scheduled for May 18th. Southwestern League Champion Vista Murrieta will host its Division 1 Playoff contest with Chino Hills Thursday, The Broncos are 1-6-1 and the Huskies are 24-7.

The Southwesten league runner up Great Oak will head to Valencia to take on the Vikings in their Division 1 game. Valencia finished the season with a 22-7 record ans was the Foothill league Champions with a perfect 10-0 record.

Murrieta Mesa, which finished third in the Southwestern League will travel to Temescal Canyon to face the Titans. This Division 3 game as the 19-10 Rams pitted against the Sunbelt Champions who were unbeaten in league play.


In Division 5 action Paloma Valley, the Sunbelts number 2 team will face Palm Desert. The Wildcats were 19-9 overall. The Aztecs were the Desert Valley Co-Champions with a 11-1 record.

Heritage finished third in the Sunbelt and earned a first round spot in the Division 5 Playoffs. The Patriots were 10-15 overall but finished 6-4 in league. They will play South El Monte, the Mission Valley Champions.In

Division 6, Nuview Bridge, the South Valley’s new Champions with a 20-2 record will battle the winner of the Nordoff and Whitter Christian Wild Card Playoff game. The Knights were 9-1 in league Play.

Finally, in Division 7 Santa Rosa Academy will face off against Public Safety Academy. The Rangers finished second in the South Valley league with a 8-2 record. They were 15-9 overall. The Phoenix finished in third place in the Warrior league with a 8-4 record.

Photos By Scott Padgett, Jenifer Nowalk & Mike Clary