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Santa Monica managed only two hits and once again could not get past the first round as they lost at home to Knight 8-3, knocking them out of the Division 3 playoffs.
Despite struggling at the plate, the Vikings took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth when Mason Landis scored from third on a wild pitch.
That advanted was short lived when Knight grabbed four runs in the top half of the fifth led by an Edgar Cabral homerun and two more runs in each of the final two innings.
Santa Monica (20-11) has not advance to the second round since the 2008-2009 season.
Culver City has added Paramount High to its schedule of non-conference opponents for the 2013 football season.
They replace West Adams who went winless in 2012 and was defeated by the Centaurs 51-0.
Paramount finished in a tie for first with Downey in the San Gabriel Valley League. The Pirates were 8-3 and lost in the first round of the CIF-SS Division VII playoffs.
Culver City was 7-5 and advanced to the Division III quarterfinals last year.
The schedule of the upcoming football season is below. All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise stated:
Ocean League champion Santa Monica earned a berth in the main draw of the Southern Section Division 4 playoffs while Culver City and Beverly Hills will play in the wild card game.
Schedule is below:
Southern Section Division 4 Softball Playoff
Wild card games, Tuesday, May 14th at 3:15 p.m.
A – Coachella Valley at Los Amigos
B – Palm Springs at Hesperia
C – Ventura at San Marcos
D – Beverly Hills at Ocean View
E – Serrano at Jurupa Valley
F – West Valley at Indio
G – Westminster La Quinta at Whittier Christian
H – Westminster at Cerritos Valley Christian
I – Apple Valley at Temescal Canyon
J – Gabrielino at Culver City
First round, Thursday, 3:15 p.m.
Winner wild-card A at #1 Segerstrom
Winner wild-card B at Santa Monica
Winner wild-card C at South El Monte
La Sierra at Paloma Valley
Winner wild-card D at Rancho Alamitos
La Quinta at Beaumont
Winner wild-card E at Maranatha
Monrovia at #4 Dos Pueblos
Hawthorne at #3 Loara
Arroyo at Patriot
Winner wild-card F at Oak Hills
Winner wild-card G at Heritage
Winner wild-card H at Hemet
Winner wild-card I at Palm Desert
Garden Grove at Temple City
Winner wild-card J at #2 Buena
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Two more westside players are heading to the NFL as Culver City’s Lowell Rose and Venice’s Jerry Johnson have been signed as undrafted free agents.
Rose will be making a return to the Golden State with the San Francisco 49ers as his new destination after being a three-year starter at cornerback for Tulsa. In his senior year, he recorded 55 tackeles and interceptions in back-to-back games against Marshall and Fresno State.
Rose had orginally walk-on as a freshman at UCLA before transfering in 2010.
Culver City head coach Jahmel Wright, who worked with Rose as an assistant, is proud that his former player has a chance to compete for a spot on an NFL roster.
“Lowell Rose [is] one of the hardest workers I have ever coached. All that hard work [is] finally paying off,” said Wright on his facebook page.
At Culver City, Rose played safety as well as running back. He rushed for 1,300 yards and had 70 tackles his senior season earning first-team All-Ocean League honors.
Culver City won in thrilling fashion Thursday afternoon after rallying back in extra innings to defeat Beverly Hills 7-4, sweeping their opening series of Ocean League play.
A walk sent Timothy Stewart to first base, where he visited briefly, after a Max Akita bunt advanced him to second. Stewart stole third, then eventually made his way home after a bad throw by the Normans catcher that sailed over the head of their third baseman that made the game 5-4.
Akita advanced to second base on the error, then scored when Juan Alcala singled to right field. Alcala came home after a double by Michael Netzel making the score 7-4 and capping their rally in the 10th inning.
The Centaurs started the game with a run by Jay Sterner produced from a Stewart double to left field. Daniel Hennessy joined the action in the fifth inning with a double to center field bring home Darion Sylvester and Netzel.
Below are the westside high school baseball and softball schedule for Wednesday, April 3rd.
LA CITY SECTION
University at Westchester
Fairfax at Venice
LACES at Hamilton
CIF SOUTHERN SECTION
Culver City at North Torrance
Windward vs Arrowhead Christian
St. Monica at St. Paul Tournamnet
St. Bernard at St. Paul Tournament
Three players from Santa Monica College mens’ basketball team earned Western State Conference honors it was announced earlier this week, including David Nwaba, who was named the South Division’s Most Valuable Player.
Nwaba, a freshman forward from University High, averaged 20.5 points and nearly nine rebounds on the year to lead the Corsairs to a 15-9 record and a second-place finish in the South Division. He recorded a double-double in 12 of the team’s 24 game and scored a career-high 28 point in a 105-97 victory over Compton College.
Freshman guard Keilan Horton from Culver City High was also selected to the All-Western State Conference team. He averaged 16 points per game for SMC.
Madison Higgins scored 11 points per game and was named on the Honorable Mention team.